Gigabyte (GA-B85M) Gaming 3 Motherboard
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1TB Western Digital (Blue) Internal Hard Disk Drive
Kingston (KVR16N11/8) 16GB (8GBx2) 1600Mhz Memory
Gigabyte GV-N75TOC2-2GI GTX 750TI 2GB 128bit ddr5
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We have a user who has a habit of simultaneously opening multiple files in PS and AI (along with other Windows programs). This causes AI to crash. Memory (RAM) utilization reaches almost 100%.
Is there a limit wherein PS and AI can handle?
What should be the best practice for a designer in utilizing these applications specially in dealing with large file sizes?
Should we recommend an upgrade or should we tell the user to limit opening multiple files?
I'm sure there is some hard-coded absolute limit, but quite frankly it's a moot point and irrelevant just as is any questions related to hardware. Sure, 16 GB RAM these days is not much, but even if you had twice the amount it would probably crash just the same. Aside from the actual RAM usage of the applications there's a gigazillion other things going on like swap file activity, system page file, hibernation caches, color profile handling, hardware acceleration for display functions and what have you. simply switching between two documents can cause a crash in such situations or zapping from program to program and you do not even need to blame the many bugs in current versions of Adobe programs for it. It's simple computer stuff. Therefore the only advise is indeed to limit the number of programs and documents currently open. Even web browsers are memory hogs...
Thanks for your response Mylenium.