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Mr. Collins: May I email you with a question off-list? I am new and have been reading these messages to learn, but I had a specific question from your post. I don't know what the protocol is, so please let me know if this is acceptable to you. Regards, Ruth James Collins wrote: > > 256 megs ram with Windows XP and PS using a fraction (say 75%) of whats left > after XP is running (namely 128 megs) would only leave about 96 meg for PS. > 512 mgs is better and 1 gig or more is much better depending on how large a > file you normally work on. For illustration; I have 1 gig of ram on win98 > and find that some filters with my files (normally 50 megs or so) require PS > scratch disk space in the 1.5-2 gig range with very few operations > performed. I am able to allocate to PS about 750 mgs of ram. I am going to > move to Win XP someday and increase ram to 1.5 gigs. > > Insufficient size on the hard drive containing the windows swap file (paging > file) could also cause peformance problems. > > Jim Collins > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Tom Micklin" <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 11:19 AM > Subject: RE: Windows XP Memory error while running Photoshop > > > > > > > > >I have 128 mg of ram, and have had to increase my paging file up to 200 > > > >MG. > > > > > >For Windows XP with or without Photoshop, that is not a hell of a lot of > > >RAM; in fact it may be close to the minimium amount of physical RAM > required > > >by the operating system. > > > > > > Hi, > > That is exactly the case. The Microsoft web site recommends 128 mg of ram > > just for running XP. > > With Photoshop, I would think 256 would be the minimum you'd want. > > Tom > > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.