WROTE THIS ON ANOTHER THREAD:
Anyway, here is a trick to know when to turn off sound in EQ mac.
Most of you will not be able to do this, because it requires Mac OS 9. Yup, I said it, Mac OS 9.
Mac OS 9 a legacy operating system lacks the modern ability to multi-task programs. If you used programs that used up more memory than the system could allow, you could crash or severely slow your system down.
Even though EQ Mac uses an average of 500-550MB at one time, according to Mac OS 9, EQ Mac's sound issue is a memory leak, therefore, it gobbles up more memory needed to run the system over a short period of time. The amount used is accumilating by almost (lets say) 100MB and hour. That said, if you had 1000 available ram on your system, in 5 hours you would expect your game/system to crash because the leak + what was needed to run EQ mac had reached the MAX the system could run.
If you are running MAC OS X with classic built in (Mac OS 9) and you turn on Mac OS 9, you can see the available ram you have to run Mac OS 9 programs. Let's say your system memory is large like Utdaan's and you have 3.5 GB of physical Ram. Mac OS 9 & 10 will leave you with only 2.8GB left according to OS9, and when you turn on EQ on OSX, you see that you only have 2.2GB left. 2.2GB ram is a lot of Ram left if you have nothing else turned on, you can safely play EQ for another 20+ hours before it crashes due to the sound memory leak. Of course there's probably other factors involved as well, but thats the gist of it. (oh yeah, while it's building up the leak, you might experience lag as well). Turning off the application resets the leak.
I am just using 100MB per hour as the leak figure, but thats just a number I pulled from the sky.
I will go home later and check what the actual leak is, and let you all know.
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