Out of Memory Warning - 11" 2gb model

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  1. questioner76 macrumors member

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    I got my standard configuration 11" air in November. It's run beautifully for the most part, but I tried doing serious document work on it last week and got an out of memory warning. I was working in a 300 page Word document (maybe a 100 meg document) with pictures inside and had 10 pdf files open as well as Chrome. I also had the air hooked to a second monitor. There were long delays in typing within the document and I received an out of memory error when I tried to open Powerpoint. Anyone else have a similar problem with this kind of workflow?
     
  2. torbjoern, Jun 3, 2011
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    torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Which application is it that occupies the most memory? You can see this from the Activity Monitor.

    But frankly, I haven't heard of this problem with the 2 GB model yet (I thought it wouldn't occur until after Lion)
     
  3. questioner76 thread starter macrumors member

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    Word was probably using about 700 megs. The second most was Chrome.

     
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    700 MB is crazy high if the file itself is only 100 MB large. How much did Chrome require?
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Better question, how full is the disk? The system could have run out of space for creating swapfiles.
     
  6. questioner76 thread starter macrumors member

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    There's 20 gig free on disk. Chrome was using about 100 meg.

     

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