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stu aull
How to assign Ram/memory to an App??
on Oct 20, 2008 at 8:43:52 pm

Hi All-
Can you - how DO you - assign ram use to an application?
In OS9 you could do this, but how in Tiger??
Want to make sure my FCS Motion is getting lots of juice.

OS 5.1.4/ G5 Tower/ 8Gigs RAM

Thanks
Stu Aull
Alaska


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Doug Metz
Re: How to assign Ram/memory to an App??
on Oct 24, 2008 at 4:29:25 pm

[stu aull] "Can you - how DO you - assign ram use to an application?
In OS9 you could do this, but how in Tiger??
Want to make sure my FCS Motion is getting lots of juice."


Hey Stu,

One of the benefits of Mac OS X is vastly improved memory management, so the manual assignment of RAM is no longer necessary. Applications will be allocated RAM as they need it without you having to intervene.

Having said that, sometimes poorly behaved applications don't release RAM that they're no longer using, so I find it useful to quit any apps that aren't necessary to the active process (if it's going to be memory-intensive).

Additionally, it is possible to tell the system to give CPU priority to a specific app via command line, or with a GUI app that does the same thing:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13336


Doug Metz

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stu aull
Re: How to assign Ram/memory to an App??
on Oct 24, 2008 at 7:19:12 pm

Ya I thought maybe that was the case!
Thanks Doug!
Stu



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