Posted by Chuck on March 13, 2001 at 08:24:05:
In Reply to: Re: Changing file names. posted by Kevin Matthews on March 13, 2001 at 02:59:46:
I can confirm a couple of things.
- We do recommend that minimum and preferred memory settings be set the same -- on all your Macintosh apps, under normal conditions.
I never knew this.
This approach results in more predictability in the _actual_ memory allocated to each app, and it also makes it less likely to cut the Finder down to zero, which makes it flakey.
- We also recommend using virtual memory, at the lowest convenient level. Turning on VR activates some more sophisticated memory routines, which will also make most software run more reliably. Older or improperly written software can have problems with virtual memory, however.
I probably should change this right away but my nature is to learn from mistakes. Things are running better since the memory increase. I'm going to wait until a difficulty develops to make the memory change to experience how things run differently.
I don't understand what you mean by keeping Virtual Memory at the lowest convienent level. How do I tell?
I also have a Ram box which says either off or 0%. What is the signicance of this?
Thank for your input, Kevin!!