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I noticed that the RuneScape NXT client uses about 1.6 GB of memory when I am in the Living Rock Caverns on the LRC world, even when I have all graphics options turned down. While I have 4 GB memory on this system, this much memory for that application makes my system unstable. The old java client didn't seem to have this problem.

Is there a settings file that allows me to limit the amount of memory, or an other way that allows me to hint the application to only use about 1GB?

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You can't decrease the memory usage via a configuration setting. Unlike the old Java client, which could only use memory up to a limit that could be set through JVM startup options, the C++-based NXT client can use as much memory as it needs, up to the total available system memory.

This is a good thing. Unused memory is wasted memory. If you're having issues due to your computer running out of memory, try closing other memory-intensive programs (Chrome is a common culprit), or upgrading your RAM (4 GB is a bit on the low side nowadays).

  • It's... interesting to read that an application using so much memory that it literally freezes the system, sometimes requiring a power cycle to get out of it, is "a good thing". Nevertheless, it does not seem to answer the question I had... – Sumurai8 May 25 '16 at 21:55
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    @Sumurai8 I did answer the question - you can't decrease the memory usage via a configuration setting. If your computer is freezing up, it's more likely that something else is going on that's causing it. – Mego May 25 '16 at 21:58

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