Photoshop CS3 Memeory setting w/8GB of ram

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by snagitseven, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. snagitseven macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008
    I just got my new Mac Pro set up and Photoshop CS3 running. My question is how high can I/should I set the memory usage in prefs?

    I know that PS can only use about 3.7GB total and that anything above that will be used for scratch before turning to a hard drive. Since I have 8GB, it seems like it makes sense to set it to 100% as there is plenty of overhead for the system but I'm not sure if that would be optimal.

    Can't seem to find a good answer with Google. Thoughts?
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i'm setting mine to 100%. if you've got the extra ram for other processes then

    give 'er eh! :)
  3. snagitseven thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008
    How much Ram do you have installed and have you done any testing with different settings?
  4. jtblueberry macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2007
    Pismo Beach, CA
    Adobe recommends starting at 70% and add 5% at a time to test performance. I think you're good at 100% though but not sure so you may want to start at 100 and test down in increments.
    With 14gb 100% seems best to me.
  5. WetToad macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008
    You have too many toys for one person, and it will have to be confiscated. Please send me your address so I can pick it up immediately.
  6. Shotglass macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    You must be lost. Let me point you in the direction of the "Everyone 18 & Under post your setups" thread.
  7. WetToad macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008

    I fart in your general direction!!! (And I saw that when it was first released in theatre, punk.) :p

    I admit it. I saw all of his cameras and had major lens envy.

    (btw, here's some of my work...

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