Visual studio locking up / hanging

I am currently evaluating Xamarin for building Android and windows 8.1 phone apps and I am encountering some issues when using Visual studio. Visual studio constantly lags and hangs when I am using it. Sometimes it locks up to the point where I end up having to kill it via the task manager because it will not respond. When this occurs all that I am doing is coding, nothing is running or compiling. I have thought it may just be the machine I am using but I do not recall having this issue prior to using Xamarin.

Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64bit)
core i5 @ 2.4GHz

Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate (32 bit, needed for other applications that I work on)

I have tried searching this issue but I have not found any other posts that have the same issue as I do. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


  • zahikramerzahikramer ILMember ✭✭✭

    4GB Ram is terribly short.
    normal development machine is at least 16 gb(!)
    (although i also feels the lag with VS+Xamarin, but it only on solutions over 10 projects...)

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