Heavy Photoshop User - i7 iMac enough?

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stevejack
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Re: Heavy Photoshop User - i7 iMac enough?
In reply to Basalite, 9 months ago

Inactive Ram does take up the majority of memory most of the time, but it doesn't seem to free up when needed.

At the moment my free memory is 56.4mb.  Inactive is 5.46gb. Photoshop is consuming most of the memory (far more than any other application).

My issue seems to be that the inactive RAM won't purge when required unless I do it manually. It fills up to around half of total memory and when photoshop needs it, it can't access it. I've read the link you sent me a few weeks back when I was researching this and it says that inactive memory is available to other applications - but that's not what I'm seeing here. It stays inactive even when I completely run out of memory.

I was hoping there would be a setting I'm overlooking but I haven't found it yet.

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