out of scratch memory

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by pshaw, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. pshaw

    pshaw Guest

    during various procedures in photoshop, like converting a bunch of
    large raw files to jpg's, or using the magic wand on a large image, i
    get a message "out of scratch memory" or a more generic "this
    procedure cannot be done" (or something like this)

    i have a separate hard drive being used just for photoshop's scratch
    memory and have devoted 70% of free memory to photoshop (i'm running 4
    gigs in windows xp pro) ....

    i have turned off almost all ongoing programs (anti-virus etc) which
    indeed does help ....

    any suggestions to provide more scratch memory?

    tia

    steve
     
    pshaw, Jun 30, 2009
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    PortaSoft Guest

    From Adobe Support techdocs for xp:

    To increase the amount of virtual memory available to Windows:
    -- For Windows XP:
    Note: You must be logged in as Administrator to change the size of the
    paging file.
    1. Exit from open applications.
    2. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    3. Double-click System.
    4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings in the Performance
    section.
    5. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change in the Virtual Memory
    section.
    6. From the Drive list, select a hard drive that has at least twice the
    amount of the computer's installed RAM. To determine the amount of space
    available on a drive, click the drive letter; the amount of space available
    appears in the Paging File Size for Selected Drive section.
    7. In the Initial Size text box, enter a value equal to the amount of the
    computer's installed RAM plus 12 MB.
    8. In the Maximum Size text box, enter a value equal to twice the amount of
    the computer's installed RAM.
    9. Click Set, and then click OK to close the Virtual Memory dialog box.
    10. Click OK when Windows returns the alert "The changes you have made
    require you to restart your computer . . . ."
    11. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK
    to close the System Properties dialog box.
    12. Click Yes in the System Settings Change dialog box. Windows restarts.

    For me it meant changing the amount by increasing the amount in the Maximum
    Size text box by a few hundred.
    Source(s):
    http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/31...
     
    PortaSoft, Jun 30, 2009
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  3. pshaw

    pshaw Guest

    i re-formatted the scratch hard drive so there shouldn't be any hidden
    files :) ... i'll try it again this weekend ...

    steve
     
    pshaw, Jul 3, 2009
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    Rob Guest

    Why won't Disk Cleanup work?
     
    Rob, Jul 3, 2009
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  5. pshaw

    Rob Guest


    where are they stored haven't had a crash since CS2 to find some temp files
     
    Rob, Jul 3, 2009
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    Voivod Guest

    Agreed. CCleaner is invaluable.
     
    Voivod, Jul 3, 2009
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