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Q: allocating RAM to an app in OS X - Mac Applications & Software

I've only been running OS X since May when I got my FP iMac. The other day I tried to increase the RAM allocated to an app (specifically the Apple DVD Player) but when I opened up the info pane for the app I found that unlike earlier OS versions there was no way to specify how much RAM should be allocated to the app. Is this something that is no longer needed in OS X? Or is there just a new way to do this? -- Brian Rost Stargen, Inc. ************************************************** ********************...

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    Default Q: allocating RAM to an app in OS X

    I've only been running OS X since May when I got my FP iMac.

    The other day I tried to increase the RAM allocated to an app
    (specifically the Apple DVD Player) but when I opened up the info pane
    for the app I found that unlike earlier OS versions there was no way to
    specify how much RAM should be allocated to the app.

    Is this something that is no longer needed in OS X? Or is there just a
    new way to do this?

    --

    Brian Rost
    Stargen, Inc.

    ************************************************** ********************

    Brian Guest

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    Default Re: Q: allocating RAM to an app in OS X

    In comp.sys.mac.system Brian Rost <com> wrote: 
     
     

    OS X handles memory all on its own. If an application such as the DVD player
    needs more RAM and it is available, OS X will allow the application to use
    it.
    stan@temple.edu Guest

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    In article <com>,
    Brian Rost <com> wrote:
     

    It's no longer needed.

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    Tom Stiller

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    Default Re: Q: allocating RAM to an app in OS X

    In article <com>,
    Brian Rost <com> wrote:
     

    It is no longer needed; in OS 4.2 through OS 9.2.2, each application had
    its own memory partition that it used to load itself and keep its data
    structures in. With OS X, the system dynamically allocates each
    application as much memory as it needs at the time.

    It's a bit more complex than that, but that's essentially the situation.

    --Michelle

    --
    Never play strip tarot.
    Michelle Guest

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    At 2003-09-02T12:29:38Z, Brian Rost <com> writes:
     

    In general, Mac OS 9 and below are the only recent operating systems with
    that need.
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    Kirk Strauser
    The Strauser Group
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