running low on ram...!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by martinchivers, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. martinchivers macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Bath, Somerset, UK
    adobie bridge has been popping up saying "Bridge is running low on ram" my mac is 18 months old & has 12 gig of ram, 3 times more than my old PC, so alarm bells are ringing.

    At the point that come up, I am running in the background, only...

    photoshop (CS5)
    Canon DPP.
    (And Finder) Again nothing is processing files or running actions or batches. Those apps are all used throughout my working day, so I do not quit them. I started working 2 hours ago, with a fresh boot (not from sleep)

    I cannot think of any other info, that I should give. Anyone any ideas on my problem?
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Start "Activity Monitor", which is in the Utilities folder inside the Applications Folder. Switch it to display "System Memory". That shows how much RAM is used by each application. It also shows running applications. When you look at the application that complains, if "Kind" = "Intel" then it is an Intel 32 bit application and cannot use more than about 3GB of memory for itself, and having 12 GB of RAM won't help. If "Kind" = "Intel (64 bit)" then it can use all the memory that is there.
  3. martinchivers thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Bath, Somerset, UK
    thank you.

    looked at that, its a long list!

    It says (bridge).......1.14 gb Intel.

    I'm not sure how to interpret that, or any of the other items listed.

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