Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > Where'd all my memory go?

Where'd all my memory go?
Thread Tools
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Temple University
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2003, 02:24 PM
 
I'm having a problem running internet explorer on my powerbook (g3 400mhz w/ 128 ram). Whenever I try to run a flash heavy site or open more than, say, two windows, I get warnings about low memory and that I should shut down other programs.
The odd part is, it worked fine before I took it home over winter break. The only things I've done to it are - install photoshop, install a new version of quicktime, and a new version of AIM.
So, any ideas what I can do to fix this?

Thanx in advance
:::Dual 2.0ghz G5 | 512mb ram | Radeon 9600 | 17" Studio Display | Megatron Bobble Head:::
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 23, 2003, 01:15 AM
 
The classic Mac OS doesn't have dynamic memory allocation, which has likely singly caused the most amount of difficulty for Mac users all of these years. No matter how much RAM is installed in your system, programs will still "run out of memory" because of their static memory assignment. If you upgraded your copy of IE recently, that maybe the reason why you're getting the messages. However, IE sometimes posts memory warnings falsely, so be aware of that.

In order to change the RAM allocation, quit Internet Explorer, click on the IE application icon and select Get Info from the File menu. Click on the Show menu and choose Memory. Then increase the minimum and preferred values.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2014 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2