New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

enought ram for Photoshop


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
davido
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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
QUOTE Thanks
immdb

 
immdb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 04, 2003
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 652
immdb will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook

immdb is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
davido
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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
QUOTE Thanks
Ciphex
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« how come it would NOT let me delete this file? | Microtek 4800 and Panther »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting 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 Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Ibook G3 300MHz 64MB RAM laptop tangerine powerful enough? Dragonfly Apple Notebooks 3 02-03-2004 07:54 AM
Can iBook 300 use PC100 instead of PC66 RAM? neven Apple Notebooks 3 01-22-2004 01:17 PM
Is my RAM compatible? bloodmyst Apple Notebooks 4 10-03-2003 09:02 AM
iMac RAM nko Switcher Hangout 6 08-22-2003 02:54 PM
Upgrade RAM Emrys Apple Desktops 9 06-01-2003 02:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?