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After installing Yosemite on my MacBook Pro I got a message saying I was running out of application memory. First time I have ever seen such a message. Any ideas? Thanks. Qball
 

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It means that you're running short on memory which points to having too many applications open. Open up Activity Monitor and see what applications are hogging your memory.
 

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After installing Yosemite on my MacBook Pro I got a message saying I was running out of application memory. First time I have ever seen such a message. Any ideas? Thanks. Qball

With each new update of OS X, you can almost count on that it will need more memory to run adequately - regardless of what Apple states. The good news is that Yosemite handles memory better than previous versions of OS X.
 
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As a postscript, I backed up my files to a hard drive and did a clean reinstall. My old computer is now humming, as good as new.
 
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Depending on your Mac, details not supplied, if possible boost memory up to 8GB.
 

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As a postscript, I backed up my files to a hard drive and did a clean reinstall. My old computer is now humming, as good as new.
A fresh install is always going to hum like new compared to an upgrade. I, and others, will often recommend a fresh install (after backing up) to clean up old cruft and prevent any old software from causing slowdowns or issues.
 

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