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When I subdivided the pants mesh a few times to 160,000 or so faces and then attempted to return to object mode, my new computer became totally unresponsive, and I was forced to carry out my first ever hard reset of this computer.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think the only remedy for this is not sub-divide your mesh that many times, or use a subsurf modifier, but it on simple and change the render to what you want, but keep the viewport low $\endgroup$ – Unnamed Sentient Being Oct 30 '16 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much for your response! Does it not seem odd that a 16GB new PC with a graphics card (albeit not the most powerful) would just freeze completely under those circumstances? $\endgroup$ – Tsadi Waw Mem Taw Oct 30 '16 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ It does seem odd, perhaps there is something more to this, you could try downloading the installer or the zip, but if the problem persist then you can do what I said above. And, with it being a new computer, putting it under that stress can be difficult. I know with my laptop, when i first got it, it would freeze up under large tasks but it soon got over it. $\endgroup$ – Unnamed Sentient Being Oct 30 '16 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ Really? I had no idea that there were any such issues with new computers specifically. Thanks very much again!! $\endgroup$ – Tsadi Waw Mem Taw Oct 30 '16 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ You have too many subdivisions on the subsurf modifier. Please read: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/28222/… Abusing the subsuf modifier is one of the fastest ways to push a scene past your computing power... $\endgroup$ – cegaton Oct 30 '16 at 19:48

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