From: Ajasja Ljubetič (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2018 - 08:17:22 CST

Are you perhaps using the windows build? This is still 32 bit and has a
limit of 4GB memory usage.

If that is the case you can use the stride parameter to load less frames
(or remove the solvent etc...)


On 11 January 2018 at 14:46, Peter Mawanga <>

> Hello
> I have a system with multiple DCD files. After loading some files
> initially (~15), VMD is not able to load rest of the DCD files as provided
> in the saved "Visualisation state" and it crashes.
> I get the error "KIlled" and VMD exits.
> Even loading the DCD files separately slows down the system, after some 10
> files have been loaded.
> Is it due to memory leakage or something similar?
> Please note, the "dcd" plugin is used for reading the coordinates from
> files by VMD.
> --
> Cheers
> Peter