Force application to use more RAM

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tunasushi, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. tunasushi macrumors newbie

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    This seems like an unusual request, but is there a way to force an application to use more RAM. I just got a new macbook pro 13'' with 8 gigs of RAM, a lot compared to my old macbook with 2 gigs. I use Screenflow for recording and editing video and it is crazy slow and laggy. When I check activity monitor it is only using around 100-200 megabytes or RAM, while I have a few gigabytes free. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks!
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I have never heard of anything that lets you do this. Sorry.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The amount of RAM used is something decided by the application developer. I never heard of an app that let you decide how much ram to use.
     
  4. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements allows you to select the amount of memory it can use, up to the limit available for a 32 bit app. Of course, that ability is internal to PSE. I don't think there are any apps that allow you to directly set the amount of memory used internally by another application.
     

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