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Question: run out of application memory

I am getting this image every day now and several times a day. What can I do to stop this?



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iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015), macOS Sierra (10.12.3), 8 GB RAM

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Mar 5, 2018 3:13 PM in response to allegravic In response to allegravic

Well, you are using some swap but memory pressure appears to be fine now. The next time you get the alert you should check again. Of course, restarting clears memory and you probably should do that from time to time, I don't how often you do that. Also see how much space you have left on your hard drive, if you are low on free space it can also cause that.

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Mar 5, 2018 3:22 PM in response to macjack In response to macjack

Just had to restart now because Acrobat would not force quit. I have about 988 GB of free space on my hard drive.

I just opened the activity monitor and here is the screen shot. Seems like I have no Swap being used, but the memory pressure bar is longer than the previous screen shot.

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Mar 5, 2018 3:54 PM in response to allegravic In response to allegravic

Yes, I wouldn't worry about that, you are still well in the green.

Use Activity Monitor on your Mac - Apple Support

You certainly have enough free space, so the key will be what memory pressure looks like the next time you get that alert.

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Mar 5, 2018 4:55 PM in response to allegravic In response to allegravic

Your latest screenshot is quite difficult to view, but it appears Acrobat Pro is maxing out your RAM usage. Could you check Activity Monitor again, this time sorting on the RAM usage column (by clicking on the top of that column). Then do a screenshot that shows just the Activity Monitor screen, as opposed to the entire Mac desktop.

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