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Browser out of memory fault

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Mar 21, 2009 2:30 PM
I am running Safari 3.2.1 on my 2.6GHz MBP with 4GB of RAM. When I go online to a gaming site, sometimes it will crash and warns not enough browser memory. Can I modify this to add more? Do I have to just switch to Firefox?
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MBP2.6GHz, 4GB, 200GB-7200RPM, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,445 points)
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    Mar 21, 2009 3:09 PM (in response to churcht)
    Hello,

    "will crash and warns not enough browser memory"

    4GB of RAM is certainly enough memory. This sounds more like a plug to get you to purchase memory. Does this dialog give you a link to click by chance? It wouldn't hurt to try Firefox. Some gaming sites are more user friendly with one browser and not the other.





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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,445 points)
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    May 22, 2009 7:34 PM (in response to churcht)
    The online gaming site may not be compatible with the Mac OS X. Check their support area.





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  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    May 23, 2009 4:20 AM (in response to churcht)
    OS X dynamically allocates memory as is needed, so provided you have enough memory and the game isn't trying to use 4GB of memory then it should work fine.

    What I think is happening is that the game is actually a Java applet and they do usually allocate memory upto a predefined limit. Java applications are more often seen to give 'Out of memory' errors like this due to this limit.

    Check the Java preferences tool (in Applications > Utilities > Java) to see if you can increase the amount of memory an applet can allocate.
    iMac G5 20" 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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