Posted by GaryV on March 13, 2001 at 09:45:39:
In Reply to: Re: Changing file names. posted by Chuck on March 13, 2001 at 08:24:05:
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?
Chuck, the memory you turned up was the allocation of application memory. That is, how much RAM is used by the application. You are seeing the benefits of memory that the application truely needs to be effective and this is independent of what you do or don 't do with VM.
Virtual Memory is memory used as RAM hat is "borrowed" from the hard drive. I believe you have done so in that I seem to recall your VM was on, set 1MB over actual RAM. This will allow you to take advantage of the benefits Kevin mentioned.
I think there is another school of thought that says to leave some "free" RAM left after the finder and applications use their share. This way you can dedicate as much VM as possible giving you more RAM to play with. I do not like this especially due to the fact that I often want to use multiple apps at once or need printing or rendering resources that are not apparent or recognzed until you call on them. This is a balancing act that is not worth it to me but represents one approach.
Hope this helps...