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Re: Firefly8 on WEindows7...Virtual memory help needed.

Alex Granovsky

Dear Siddheshwar,

what are the typical types of jobs you are running?
Firefly is rather economical so for most types of calculations
2 GB of RAM is more than enough. How do you set the memory/mwords
keywords in the input file? Do you run check run before the actual
run of Firefly to get proper memory settings?

Kind regards,
Alex Granovsky

On Mon Dec 17 '12 2:33pm, Siddheshwar Chopra wrote
>Dear Sir,
>This is in regard to the use of Firefly8 on Windows7. My laptop has 2Gb DDR3 RAM with i3 2 GHz processor. The other day I was running a program and it almost reached the peak RAM usage of 1.9 Gb. So I increased the virtual memory to be 8Gb in which 2Gb alone for FIREFLY8 installed partition. But I was surprised not to find any effects on the program..As the CPU % would go to zero and RAM usage then goes down. After that again CPU % goes up and RAM usage again rises. So is there any way I can use virtual memory to compensate for the shortage of RAM? If yes, how do  do it? Also I found WinXP to be better in this regard. Please help.

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