Have a quick question, when I'm working in Inventor the little bar down on the right bottom that shows how much memory is being used....Is that memory coming from the RAM in the computer or is that being supplied from something else.
Our computers only have 4Gig Ram (I know I need more)....but I was wondering how that works.
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Capacity Meter display indicates the entire system's RAM.
So from reading that, the more ram you have in your computer the less you are going to hit the red zone.
Yes but 4G is the most you can have with a 32 bit operating system.You will need to upgrade to something like Windows 7 64 bit to add anymore.
But keep in mind that there are many ways to reduce the memory consumption. Sometimes is not enough improve the hardware...the design process its equally important.
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I may be wrong about this, but I've always been under the impression that the bar was showing virtual memory, not actually the RAM. Whether that is true or not, virtual memory does have an effect, and gives you another way to try to bump your performance up.
If you are using a 32 bit operating system, which I assume you must be if you're having this problem, there are a couple of things you could try to help you get by until you get newer computers.
The first would be just adjusting your virtual memory settings. The default Windows settings don't necessarily give you everything that even 32 bit Windows can handle. If you have less than 4GB of virtual memory, then you're probably hitting that limit before you get to anything else.
The second is a method called the "3 GB Switch." Of that 4GB, Windows normally reserves 2 GB for itself, leaving the other 2 for processes such as Inventor. The 3GB Switch allows you to set up a boot option that will essentially steal 1 GB from Windows and give it to Inventor.
Either of these might ease the problem a little until you can get to 64 bit.
I disagree. I have 16 gig of ram and a ssd drive and more stuff that money can't buy and I still have tons of problems with large assembies. Checking into Vault sometimes takes 4, 5, 6 hours. Sometimes only 5 minutes.
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