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Old 07-09-2003, 07:07 PM
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Default OSX optimization

Are there any tricks or anything to optimize Pro Tools?? I'm just trying to get the most out of my machine as possible.. We're running a G4 Dual 800Mhz.. 768 Megs of RAM.. I've got 3 512MB chips on order, so that will take us to our max.. I've got the CPU usage to 99%.. We don't use the computer for anything except for ProTools..

One definite question I have is how do you change the memory allocation for Pro Tools?? I Control Click on the icon, and it brings up the properties for it, and I go to memory, and other programs I could change the minimum memory and all that, and with Pro Tools, it just doesn't let me edit those numbers.. Am I missing something??

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Old 07-09-2003, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: OSX optimization

In OSX there is no memory allocation for the application. The System takes care of it for you. Just another part of the new order that's hard to get used to but is why you can have so many apps open without crashing.
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: OSX optimization

Hey audioeric,
One thing you could try, not just for Pro Tools, but for the entire OS, is either Cocktail, System Optimizer or Jaguar Cache Cleaner. Go to Versiontracker.com and do a search for any of these - they can do everything from prebindings to running the cron scripts to emptying out the system cache - all meant to help maintain and speed up your system.

Both SO and JCC are shareware, and are fully functional even if unregistered - and Cocktail is free.

And reverb7 is right - OS X takes care of the memory allocation for you, which is a GREAT thing - just remember that OS X loves RAM, so get as much as you can.
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: OSX optimization

Thanks I'll search around in that stuff.. I don't have too much experience with OSX.. Actually, pretty much the only thing I've done is Pro Tools, thats the only reason we have OSX.. OH well, I'll try those programs out.. Thanks

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Old 07-09-2003, 09:10 PM
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cool OSX info here


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