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MadMac66
Photoshop Scratch disk VS. RAM
on Aug 23, 2006 at 10:03:26 pm

Having some issues with mid sized (HD 720) PSD work and the scratch disc use. Settings in PS prefs are 70% (of 1.5GB). I know I could use some more RAM, but these PSDs are not HUGE, not like I'm doing print. Looking at the Apple Activity Monitor, PS is only using a small amount of available RAM. Something like 300MB of the 1.1GB (70% * 1.5GB) of RAM available to PS.

Any idea why the scratch disc activity (runs slow, writes to drive often) is so heavy when PS is not using all the RAM available to it? Anything I can do to optimize my system before I drop $$ on more RAM.

cheers
mm66


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Richard Harrington
Re: Photoshop Scratch disk VS. RAM
on Aug 31, 2006 at 4:56:30 am

Add a dedicated scrath disk or target something other than start up volume

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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