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ArcGIS Earth Performance Issues

Question asked by KeeperOfAngels on Jan 26, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 17, 2016 by aydaes

I searched through the other posts but didn't see anyone having performance issues with ArcGIS Earth.  Like many others, I am delving in to ArcGIS Earth due to the changes in Google Earth Pro.

 

I am having some serious performance issues after opening ArcGIS Earth.  The initial screen will load completely black, and then the program will freeze for up to 5 minutes.  Then a view of the earth will appear and freeze again with a view of the African continent. After another few minutes the earth view will rotate to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

From what I can tell, ArcGIS Earth is hogging **** near all of my available RAM. (See attached capture)  At the time I captured the Task Manager screen the only things that I had open were Outlook, IE, Windows Explorer and ArcGIS Earth.

 

After the initial install I was able to load a shapefile, but since then it is having the issues described above.  How can I improve the performance of ArcGIS Earth?

 

Dell OptiPlex 9010

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz

8.0 GB RAM

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS

AMD Radeon HD 7570

Dual Dell U2414H Monitors

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