How much Ram should I assign PS CS3

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bntz313, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    Okay so I just installed an extra 4gb of ram in my mac pro, I'm wondering how much should I assign photoshop to use while still being able to run Illustrator, and what ever else.

    Right now I have it maxed!

  2. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    So you now have 6 GB of RAM?

    If that's correct, than you can assign 3072 MB of RAM to Photoshop without problems. There is still plenty (about 50%) available for other apps and the OS. Don't forget, PS will not use the 3 GB RAM, unless you open up one or more big file, that will suck up all these assigned memory.
  3. SimD macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2008
    Chances are if you work on big files, PS will use up the RAM allocation pretty fast. This is why you want to allocate your fastest internal drive as Scratch Disk.

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