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Arrr! (in the angry way, not the pirate way)

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by rdm01, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    Freakin Illustrator has closed on me due to a lack in virtual memory. I have
    done some things I've found on the internet, but it still does it. WTF do I need
    to do to keep this from happening?
     
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    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    Buy the most powerful machine you can find and then upgrade it to be more powerful!
    I hate when that happens!
     
  3. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    We just bought this a year ago, and although it isn't the most powerful thing
    on the market now or then, it should have adequate power for some of the
    things that I am trying to do. Is there a few settings or modifications that I
    could possibly make the may help?
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    "angry pirate" :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:...arrrrr-arrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
  5. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    Virtual Memory points to hard drive space. You didn't mention if it was Illustrator or Windows that gave you the error, but either way, it means that you are running out of free space on a hard drive.

    If it is Windows giving you the error, it will be whatever drive that the Windows "page file" is on. If it is Illustrator, it is whatever drive the "scratch disk" is set to in Illustrator.

    If you only have one hard drive, it will be easy to figure out.

    You will have to "clean up" that drive or install a new drive for free space.
     
  6. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    I run that stuff on my old P4.. No problems..
     
  7. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    There is plenty of hard drive space yet. I think that there is about 90 gigs left on a 180 gig drive (if I remember right).
     
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    sometimes when i have mulitple deals going on at once i get that virtual memory error .. so i reboot .. do not open any explorer windows .. no music .. no porn .. just your applications to accomplish your task .. i am assuming it is a work machine not a pleasure box .. i would also open task manager and see what application you got going on in the background that might be hoggin up your memory resources .. like maybe a virus scanner .. stay off the internet and close that down .. if you dont have a way for the virus to get in keep that application off .. also turn off your outlook if you have that on or any of the different mail clients
     
  9. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    Then you can check your "Windows Pagefile" size and make it larger, add more RAM to your system, or both.
     
  10. Finishline Signs

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    How do you change your "Wondows Pagefile"? Thanks.
     
  11. rdm01

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    You right click on my computer and go to properties, and then to the
    advanced tab, then click on setting under the performance tab, and then the
    advanced tab of that window. Under virtual memory click change and there
    you can change the size of your paging file. This is for XP others are different.
     
  12. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    Vista is ver similar, but it doesn't usually require this adjustment as it's default setting in "system managed". It usually bumps it up as needed. That being said, you can make the adjustment manually as well.

    I right-click "computer", choose "properties", then "advanced settings" on the left, click on the advanced tab, then click on setting under the performance tab, and then the advanced tab of that window. Under virtual memory click change and there you can change the size of your paging file. (stole some text from above).
     
  13. DOGraphics

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    .... DUDE :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. SignsOfMaine

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    Rooster Very Active Member

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    Adobe CS products will only use unfragmented disk space for virtual memory.

    If you have 50% of your hard drive space left, defrag the drive and your errors should disappear.

    Or just buy more RAM.
     
  16. cptcorn

    cptcorn adad

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    As you open large files in Illustrator and Photoshop, it will chew up your hardrive space very fast while editing the files...

    A 3 gig file in Photoshop can be 6-7gbs in memory while open. Start editing that file and it can shoot up to a 100gb or so very quickly.
     
  17. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    I think that this is the best advise and probably the route I will take.

    I currently have two gigs, which seemed like enough to me but perhaps not.

    I have never bought RAM without the computer before. Most computer parts I
    get from newegg.com, is there a special type of ram that I am looking, is
    some more quality than others? Thanks for all of the help!
     
  18. SignsOfMaine

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    it's a very good policy to match the new memory brand and type with your existing make'n'model. Then you know they'll play nicely together. It's not all that common for two different brands to cause issues with each other, but it does happen sometimes.

    Another good reason to match is simply that not all memory works with all motherboards. Don't let that make you paranoid, unless you're working with a very old PC or buying very old used ram from ebay or something, you probably won't end up with something that simply doesn't work

    Also try to figure out if your memory is DDR-2 and if so, how it works on your system. Basically DDR-2 is a way that two sticks of memory can join forces to form voltron and be super awesome memory, but for it to work the sticks usually have to be a good match... same brand, same size, and sometimes they have to be in certain physical slots on the computer's motherboard. Most modern computers accept (and come with) DDR-2 capable memory sticks. If you aren't sure, get help and check because DDR2 won't work in a system made for DDR1 (or older) memory.

    As for favorite brands or recommendations... you don't HAVE to stick to the same brand as whatever's in there, and different brands of DDR2 memory can sometimes still join together and do their thing. So if you buy a different brand, I'd just check the newegg ratings and trust those. If like 200 people give it a 5 star rating you're probably safe getting that brand.
     
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