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Running out of application memory?
Posted by: DP
Date: May 30, 2023 07:22AM
Fired up my M1 Pro MBP running 12.6 and had a force quit window open saying I was out of application memory and needed to quit some apps I had open. Never seen this before.

The four apps were Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Safari, and Preview. I closed PS and a minute later the window opened again showing the other three. I ended up force quitting all of them to get the window to stop opening.

What's up with that?





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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: May 30, 2023 08:33AM
If it only happened this one time, rebooting at least once might prevent it happening again.

If it happens again, use Disk Utility to run First Aid on all volumes of the internal drive. FA on the Data volume will run very slowly. What you are looking for is a failure to repair a problem. I hope you don't find one, but if you do, backup everything to an external drive. Then boot into Recovery, Erase the internal drive, and reinstall the OS from Recovery. Then use Migration Assistant to bring your stuff back from the backup.

I had to do that when First Aid found an unrepairable glitch in my internal drive (M1 mini). It worked, and cured a couple of other small nuisances.



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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 30, 2023 09:52AM
We have that come up occationally on some of our users machines. Usually they are either out of disk space or Chrome is eating up all their memory because they have 100s of tabs open.



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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 30, 2023 10:05AM
what they both said and ..

I have a client with 2 M1 minis under Ventura.
This was a constant issue for a while with iMovie 10 that was due to the iM library being full of iM9 files. That blew their minds.
Converted and the issue mostly went away.

Still comes back occasionally when iM is running.
He restarts and all is well.

I also found that when he left source drives plugged in after grabbing the files, that would coz the issue too.



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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: DP
Date: May 30, 2023 11:03AM
Thx, all. Reboted and we'll see what shakes. I don't use Chrome, tho...





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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2023 01:22PM
Never seen this before.


I see it from time to time on my Late 2012 mini, with 12G RAM.

One app uses a lot of memory so open a couple-three semi hungry apps and I'll probably get that message.

I never got it when I had 16G but one 8G stick went bad and I replaced it with a 12G stick, so now I have to watch what I run.

The prices for one 8G stick have put me off.

This is the main reason I'd get at least 16G even with the M1 chip.

Safari can be a memory hog, too.

Besides a reboot, I'd use Disk Utility or a Safe Boot.

It's rare that they find the problem, but it's happened and running DU was the answer.

Also, when DiskWarrior stalled at a the same point every time, running due either said it found a problem or didn't but then DW ran as it should.

I quit it whenever I'm done, and will restart it if I've been surfing a lot.

Actually I tend to quit most apps if I'm not using them, to avoid that situation.

With 16G, I didn't bother.






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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 30, 2023 01:53PM
I use to see that on my 2017 imac running mojave. The activity monitor would show that the Energy Saver pref was the culprit. I think I went on an uninstall binge that included removing old Cybermax utility software and I don't think it's happened since.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see adobe software doing that occasionally.
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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: rouderon
Date: May 30, 2023 03:08PM
I also have a 2012 Mac Mini (with 16gb ram) running Mojave. I was periodically getting the out of memory alerts, so I downloaded Memory Diag from the App Store and keep an eye on the meter in the task bar. Once it shows close to or totally full (it's at this point that I usually notice Safari not being very responsive) I just run it to free up memory and everything goes back to normal.
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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: DP
Date: May 30, 2023 03:27PM
I have 32GB in my MBP! Shouldn't have the issue at all! I'll take a look at Memory Diag.





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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 30, 2023 03:39PM
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We have that come up occationally on some of our users machines. Usually they are either out of disk space or Chrome is eating up all their memory because they have 100s of tabs open.

If you use Premiere, there’s a good chance that its cache has filled the drive. Hit your Premiere pref’s and clear it.



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Re: Running out of application memory?
Posted by: DP
Date: May 30, 2023 08:18PM
K. Again, thx!





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