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General Mechanical

More RAM allocated than physically installed

    • Marvin


      1. how does Ansys translate MB's of RAM to GB's of RAM? (MB/1024=GB?)

      2. how can it be, that Ansys allocates more RAM than physically available? (and then fails to compute the solution with direct solver)




    • peteroznewman

      Hello Marvin,

      The solver can fail to compute the solution for many reasons which have nothing to do with running out of RAM. Please provide more information.

      • How much RAM is installed in the computer?

      • Are you looking at Solution Output to see the RAM that was allocated? 

      • Please insert an image of a screenshot of the RAM allocation into your reply.

      • What is the error message in the Solution Output?

      One example of when ANSYS will allocate more RAM that is available, is on a computer with only 2 GB of RAM installed. The reason it does this is because the published minimum RAM specification for ANSYS is 4 GB, so some defaults in the program assume that is available. I have helped Students with only 2 GB of RAM to change the default so that small problems will solve on a 2 GB computer.

      I believe the correct conversion from MB to GB is 1000 MB = 1 GB.


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