Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding RAM allocation for specific applications, part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
- [Voiceover] The amount of RAM an application uses…can really affect the speed of your computer.…Fortunately, some of the larger, more demanding applications…give you the option of allocating or limiting…the amount of RAM that they're allowed to use.…This option is not always there,…but when it is there it's very useful.…So if you don't have much RAM to work with…you can tell these apps not to exceed a certain amount.…So I want to look at what I have…going on on my system right now.…Here in Activity Monitor, which we saw…in the previous movie, I can get an idea…of what applications are running…and how much RAM they're taking up.…
I can see that both After Effects…and Photoshop are taking up a lot of RAM.…That's because I've got several really large photos…open in Photoshop, and I've got…a project in After Effects with nine streams of video…with filters applied to all of those streams of video.…Now it is interesting to notice that cumulatively…the amount of memory used by Photoshop and After Effects…together is a little less than six gigabytes.…
- Identify factors that can affect the speed of your Wi-Fi connection.
- Recognize the difficulty in upgrading the processor on an iMac desktop.
- List the keys you need to press and hold to reset the PRAM.
- Identify the steps you should take to access the Application Support Folder.
- Name the program you would use to see which programs are taking up your processor power.
- Recognize which color in the Memory Pressure graph indicates that you have enough memory resources available.