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Memory

I get “out of memory” errors in a certain program, even though I just added more memory to my computer. How do I get the program to know about the extra memory? [9]

Mac OS X eliminates this problem completely. But in OS 9.x and older, when you launch a program, it asks the system only for the amount of RAM set as its Preferred Size. You need to set the program in question to ask for more RAM. To do this, quit the program, and highlight the program icon. Then select Get Info from the File menu or type

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-I. At the bottom of the Info window, you should see a section called Memory Requirements. (With OS 8.5 and newer, select Show: Memory from the popup first.) Then increase the Preferred Size by 50 or 100%. If it says 4,096, try 8,000 (or 8,192 if you like base2).


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