Mac OSshows you what is allotted to run the Mac Operating System.
The colored bar to the right varies. If another program is opened, you
will see its name appear below the Mac OS with its bar to the side.
To adjust memory allotment for TEPS-2000,TEPS-Spoolerand
Photoshop, you will need to refer here and make adjustments
accordingly.The first step is to find out what your Built-in Memory is so
you can divide it up amongst the programs you plan to use.
Start with the total Built-in Memory (256 MB). The Largest Unused
Block is what’s left after subtracting the Mac OS from it (256 MB minus
44.9 MB). That should nearly equal the Largest Unused Blockamount
(give or take a few). So now we know we have approximately 209.6 MB
to work with to divide up amongst our other programs. Note:When
making adjustments you need to allow 2 to 3 MB overhead; so maybe
we should say, 205 MB to work with.
So what should I set TEPS-2000 to? How about the Spooler application
(for background printing)?As a rule, you should have TEPS at 120 MB if
printing 8x10’s and the Spooler a bit higher.That doesn’t add up here:
120 (TEPS) + 135 (SPOOLER) + 44.9 (OS) = 299.9 MB. My total is 256
MB. I could lower each and hope I don’t crash, or I could buy more
RAM, or I could turn off background printing (the Spooler) and run one
application at a time. If I’m printing 5x7’s, I could probably get away with
the TEPS defaults and be able to run both TEPS-2000 and the Spooler. If
I want to run a 3rd application like Photoshop to use the Jump To feature,
then I would definitely need MORE RAM. (Can never have too much RAM!)
Let’s take a look at the default memory settings for TEPS-2000.
The Memory Requirements for all programs are set with a Suggested
Size, a Minimum Sizeand a Preferred Size.That doesn’t necessarily
mean that they will run smoothly with your set-up. Large, High Res files
with graphics will require more memory allocated to them.