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Old 10-25-2007, 09:13 AM
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Re: Available RAM & scratch disk in Photoshop

To Photo 678....When I go to my activity monitor 8.0 GB under the piechart and 5.19 free.
Swampy, are you saying I spent a ton of money on a low end Mac?
I'm soooooo confused.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:23 AM
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Re: Available RAM & scratch disk in Photoshop

JM, I don't understand all the machinations of the new Macs (I'm still on a PPC G5), but apparently there is something in the intel chip that prevents being able to use all the RAM. The "high end" Macs use a different intel chip with the capability of using more RAM. I'm as confused as you are.

I'm waiting for the next release of the Mac Pro along with Lepoard to see what the situation is.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:11 PM
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Re: Available RAM & scratch disk in Photoshop

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To Photo 678....When I go to my activity monitor 8.0 GB under the piechart and 5.19 free.
Swampy, are you saying I spent a ton of money on a low end Mac?
I'm soooooo confused.


heheh, no no, you are fine.....that is certainly not a low end mac at all. Ok, so all of your ram is there, so, you are good to go. Now, where was this "performance" that you saw that said you only had 3 gigs available?

re your photoshop scratch question.......where did you see the info regarding the 1.75 gb?...what you might have been seeing is the amount being used?
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:31 PM
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Re: Available RAM & scratch disk in Photoshop

Photo678..
When I go to Photoshop Preferences Performance, in the "memory usage" box, it shows Available RAM: 3072 MB.
When I'm working on a file in Photoshop, the info palette shows
Scratch: 183M/2.02 G. (I guess it showed 1.75 G when I wrote the previous thread) even though in Preferences I have set my extra hard drive as the scratch disk and that has 465 GB. (I know, I need to partition but haven't done it yet.)
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:29 PM
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Re: Available RAM & scratch disk in Photoshop

ahhhhh, ok.....this is making sense now.

Photoshop can use up to 3gigs of ram on osx as it's only a 32bit application... hence that.

the scratch info you are seeing is ram/scratch It's showing you the usages, not what is available for each. make sense?

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