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By Don_Juan ·
I am running into some memory issues with my Windows XP pro Box and I can't figure out why.

I am trying to save some large Adobe files 90mb+ as web images with Adobe photo shop elements.
When I try to save the image I get an error saying "could not complete this operation there was not enough memory available"
My system specs follow:
Dual 3Ghz P4 processors HT enabled
3GB PC2100 RAM
2 - 120GB SCSI Hard drives
Paging file is 4+ GB and is on a seperate HD than the OS.
and I have set the PC up for MAX performance.

Somebody please help me figure out what is causing this issue. I know this machine should not be having this issue.

Thanks

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by razz2 In reply to Not enough memory availab ...

You have plenty of RAM, and your windows swap file is fine. The
issue is that Adobe Photoshop and Elements both use the
windows swap file for the application code like all applications
but they do not use it for their files. They use their own scratch
disk settings. Do the following:

EDIT MENU --> PREFERENCES --> PLUG_INS & SCRATCH DISKS

Set the primary disk the one with alot of free space. These
applications can use 3 times the disk space as the file size. So a
100 MB file may use 300 MB of scratch space.

Good Luck,

razz

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We have already tried that also, the scratch disk is set to the 2nd hard drive and it has a ton of space open. Sorry I didn't mention it before. We also have done some further testing and have gotten this same error message when we try to scan in large documents with our large format scanner. The program we use for scanning is called WIDEsystem.
Not sure if this helps any.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Not enough memory availab ...

What did Adobe Technical support forums have to say on the issue?

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by wcp In reply to Not enough memory availab ...

It's most likely due to the RAMs.

Replace the PC2100 (or DDR266) with PC3200 (or DDR400).

Your CPU (P4 3GHz with HT) must be running with FSB 800MHz and the right RAM is PC3200.

Setting PC for Max performance in BIOS may results in unstable system. You may want to change it to Standard or equivalent.

Lastly, you may need BIOS flash.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Not enough memory availab ...

well adobe wants swap disk to be 3-5 times as big as file, so maybe it is a good error message. cn you slap nother hd in there and set up second swap disk to make real sure?
if you are sure it is not a true error message, maybe your prefs file is corrupt...

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by razz2 In reply to Not enough memory availab ...

I doubt the RAM speed would cause this problem, unleass there
were a conflict between bars. I agree you should upgrade it
anyway.

I too would be curious about the adobe forums but you rejected
BFilmFan without comment. I just looked and found a thread
with no solution.

Try this, lower PSE memory needs by lowering the History count
and stuff like that. Rasterize any Type and don't use any layer
effects. Open the file and then just save it as a different name.
Does it fail if you do nothing to it?

Oh Yeah, have you adjusted the "Memory and Image Cache"
pref? Most people know the scratch disk one but this one is
newer and most are not aware of it.

sgt_shultz may be onto something with the prefs being corrupt.
Was this possible and the error just started or has it never
worked?

razz

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