How to Resolve Photoshop RAM Problem

RAM memory is not enough Photoshop: Solutions

Today I want to share with Teknologya readers a quick and easy guide that is very useful for all those who use Photoshop daily for leisure or for work.

As we all know, Photoshop is a very powerful and complete program, full of features, to work on our photos, to add effects, filters, light games, but also to create spectacular and stunning compositions at professional levels.

Too bad that Photoshop is as powerful as it is heavy and demanding in terms of system resources. 

Photoshop is very powerful but heavy

Photoshop is in fact a very complete software, but it needs powerful computers to work, in particular of processor, RAM and updated video card with a lot of available memory.

When the processor or RAM does not offer enough computing power or space, Photoshop starts to have problems, does not start, does not allow the use of certain functions and essentially does not allow us to work properly.

Problems with Photoshop

Here is a quick list of the most common problems that can appear while using Photoshop:

  • full virtual memory disks with Photoshop
  • not possible to save for insufficient RAM memory
  • not possible to initialize Photoshop because of the virtual memory disks
  • RAM is not enough Photoshop
  • can not complete the request because of the virtual memory disks
  • insufficient virtual memory Photoshop

The list could go on and on, but these are the most common problems related to Photoshop, virtual memory and RAM.

Below we quickly see how to try to solve them.

I can not guarantee 100% that you will be able to solve your problem with the Photoshop RAM, but let’s try!

Resolving Photoshop RAM memory problem

If Photoshop shows you errors or problems of any kind related to RAM, here’s what we can try to do to solve them.

Try to perform every single operation on time and try to check if the problem is solved.

  1. Close all the apps and programs that are open on your PC / Mac and are not strictly necessary
  2. In Photoshop, PC or Mac, go to the Edit menu> Clear Memory and choose from the available options (Stories, Notes, All). This should give a big hand
  3. Try closing and reopening Photoshop after restarting your PC / Mac

If after all these steps the problem is not solved, I’m sorry to tell you this but it means that the RAM memory of your PC / Mac is not enough.

The only solution is to upgrade the computer by buying additional RAM (if possible). Otherwise you have to buy a more powerful and updated PC / Mac, otherwise Photoshop will continue to show that RAM problem.

Photoshop Insufficient Virtual Memory Problem

If instead your problem with Photoshop concerns virtual memory, go HERE and follow the instructions that are published on the official Photoshop website.

Surely, following the directions, you will be able to solve the problem related to insufficient virtual memory of Photoshop. 

You will find a very complete and well-written tutorial that will guide you step by step to improve the performance of your PC or Mac in the use of Photoshop.


I hope I really helped you solve the problems of RAM and virtual memory with Photoshop. 

Following the instructions of our article, you should be able to solve your problems and errors with Photoshop in 99% of cases

In case of doubts, questions or comments, use the space at the end of the article, we will help you as soon as possible.

See you next time!