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Increasing memory in an app.
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Oct 26, 2000, 12:23 AM
Does it really incease the speed?
I've tried changing
Premeires preferred size from 16584k ->26584k &
Photoshop preferred size from 23637k ->33637k with mp support
This doesnt seem to make any difference. Can anyone shed any light on this?
G4 mp 450 256ram
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Oct 26, 2000, 01:44 AM
It does when in low mem sitches...
Example, manipulating a small image in Photoshop, not much of a diff will be noticed (unless a very small amount of RAM has been allocated).
Using a large image though, there is a large difference.
It gives the program more room to breathe, basically.
And, you didn't increase it that much anyway...


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Oct 26, 2000, 03:11 AM
Thanks, Any examples of allocated memory and file sizes
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Oct 26, 2000, 10:25 AM
Well, I use photoshop for work and I allocated it a minimum of 64 Mb and a maximum of 192...

But it only make s a difference, as Cipher pointed, in large files. If you're working on a 4Mb pict, if U have 32 or 256, it doesn't change anything. Look at the size of your docs and play with that. bear in mind that U have the systm running nd maybe some other applications (Illustrator) in the same time than photoshop. Do the math


PS: I heard that prior to version 5, photoshop goes faster up to 512 Mb of RAM. Then it doesn't change much. But I suspect this has changed now, as larger RAM is available
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