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Old 11-06-2009, 06:08 PM
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Re: Memory not showing in Photoshop

I have a different question regarding CS4 utilized RAM in XP. After working on a photo and saving, I find CS4(check taskmanager) is still consuming a very high level of RAM. Is there a simple way of clearing out the RAM without ending the program and restarting?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:22 PM
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also, it shld be noted in 32 bit winxp that you can only address the 3 gigs IF you went to the microsoft site and got the patch that allows for that extra gig to be used. otherwise it's about 2 gigs max and part of that is being used by windows itself.

if you have 64 bit xp, then the max is much higher. it's basically a function of the byte size that limits the ram to X amount. you can see what the real numbers are if you know how to count in binary

this is all actually quite interesting now, since a lot of folks seem to be migrating to 64 bit systems more these days. and, with win7 now out and seemingly going to be one of microsoft's best, and with the increased power of the multiple core machines and the increased need for higher and higher resolutions, and with the new generation of much more powerful video cards, i expect to see a lot more folks go 64 bit. just be aware that there's still some applications that cant handle 64 bit yet. oddly, for example, adobe flash player has no 64 bit version yet and when you buy a 64 bit windows version, you get a 64 bit browser. so, when you go to a site with flash, it wont show in that browser. so, that's something to consider when moving to 64 bit. in most cases, however, there are workarounds. so, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Oh and just to add you may well find locating drivers a problem for x64
I tried this route on a PC with dual boot but dumped the x64 and went back to 32 bit, photoshop runs fine. But ideally a mac is a purchace of choice.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:52 PM
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I have a different question regarding CS4 utilized RAM in XP. After working on a photo and saving, I find CS4(check taskmanager) is still consuming a very high level of RAM. Is there a simple way of clearing out the RAM without ending the program and restarting?
Probably by using RAM Defrag. However, that amount of RAM you see still in use when closing the picture is addressed memory that's remains in use by the app in order to speed up the workflow, meaning, opening and working on another picture. I think it's something like "allocated" memory. If you defrag that memory, then your workflow will need to allocate memory again and that process may slow down the workflow and the entery system, because it has to upload to memory all the stuff again.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:13 PM
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Re: Memory not showing in Photoshop

Pray tell how does one defrag RAM?
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Pray tell how does one defrag RAM?
RAM Defrag defrags RAM: http://www.brothersoft.com/ram-defrag-17272.html but reading what it does, it seems that kills the RAM lol!!!
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:55 AM
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Re: Memory not showing in Photoshop

Just one more question if I may seeing how the swing here and other research is sending me Mac. However all iMac's have glossy shiny screens....uuugh. I had to borrow an Asus laptop once for my then on-the-road job which had a glossy screen....once once enough!
Unfortunately building a Mac with a tower and non glossy screen at this stage is quite steep on price.
Does any who uses the glossy Mac screen have any problems? Is it annoying to see reflections....or don't you....or you light the room accordingly. I'm aware that the iMac has a backlight screen so maybe this helps any problems??
Rob
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:54 PM
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Re: Memory not showing in Photoshop

I have a previous-generation 24" iMac with a glossy screen. Have had no problems calibrating the monitor (an earlier concern with glossy screens). The reflections depend a lot on what's on the screen - darker shades reflect more, lighter shades reflect less. I keep my desktop at 50% gray, which seems to work well. The only time reflections bother me is in the morning when sunlight hits the patio behind me. Even then, I tend to "see through" them and can concentrate on the image displayed. The monitor is evenly backlit, which helps. I also move my head a lot when doing critical tone work. The new iMacs, with their LED backlight, look like they might be better yet.

My glossy MacBook, also a few generations old, is a whole nother story. Can't recommend that one for photo processing at all.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:01 PM
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Just one more question if I may seeing how the swing here and other research is sending me Mac. However all iMac's have glossy shiny screens....uuugh. I had to borrow an Asus laptop once for my then on-the-road job which had a glossy screen....once once enough!
Unfortunately building a Mac with a tower and non glossy screen at this stage is quite steep on price.
Does any who uses the glossy Mac screen have any problems? Is it annoying to see reflections....or don't you....or you light the room accordingly. I'm aware that the iMac has a backlight screen so maybe this helps any problems??
Rob
I really don't trust on glossy. I think new iMacs have a matte screen, don't know, but you can buy the apple cinema display too. HAving a mac worth the price and onces you get one, you will not need buying nothing more. Macs doesn't get outdated, really!
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:03 PM
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The new iMacs ONLY have glossy screens.
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