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    davido
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    enought ram for Photoshop
    hello

    I have a G3 with 400MHz and 256 MB RAM. In OS10.2.8, Photoshop 6 keeps quitting unexpectedly. However, when I use it in OS9 (not in Classic) there is never any problems. This problem doesn't seem related to the size of the files I am working on.
    I have been told that OSX needs 128MB RAM just to operate and that I need more RAM. Does OSX really need that much more RAM than OS9 ? Could this be the problem causing Photoshop to crash in OSX even on files as small as 6 MB?

    cheers
    davido

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    Yes, you need more ram in OS X. Doesn't Photoshop 6 startup in Classic? If so, that would cause even more memory usage.

    In OS 9, do you have virtual memory turned on? When you have virtual memory on the operating system will use the hard drive as ram.

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    davido
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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    Yes, you need more ram in OS X. Doesn't Photoshop 6 startup in Classic? If so, that would cause even more memory usage.

    In OS 9, do you have virtual memory turned on? When you have virtual memory on the operating system will use the hard drive as ram.
    Yes, Photoshop 6 does start in Classic. I didn't realize that OSX/Classic sucked so much RAM. I am going to need more RAM.
    You're right, I do have virtual memory turned on in OS9, that explains why I'm not getting any crashes in OS9. But, OSX has virtual memory (or it's equivalent), which doesn't appear to be kicking in? There doesn't seem to be any way to control this.

    david

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    Ciphex
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    i suggest obtaining Photoshop 7. or better yet... the new Photoshop CS (which is a beautiful app). both run in X and will run significantly better that PS 6 running under classic. but i still recommend @ least 512MB ram for any photoshop use that exceeds casual viewing and editing.
    I have 896MB and wish for another 512.

    ~John

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