Search for content in message boards

Size of Family Tree Maker 2012

Replies: 13

Re: Size of Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 1363193874000
Classification: Query
"So it seems FTM is a rocket man in a neanderthal world. So I guess I'll just let it sit on my hard drive until it's time for my next upgrade of hardware. I'm just glad I didn't waste any time importing files before I found this out."

The memory limitation is to do with 32 bit addressing (32 bits about 4 Gbytes)

64 bit OSs can support much more but 32 bit programs such as FTM are limited to 3 Gbytes.

I have 4Gbytes and have never bothered going above that.

I suspect that when merging, which is a complicated process which involves repeatedly checking each record, the memory that is allocated to each record in the SQL database isn't released, but that's just a guess.


The pagefile/swapfile can take the total to 4Gbytes. I presume your system is set up to use a pagefile?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Smilebird 1363061507000 
BurgessDonnel... 1363087941000 
jamclo 1363107846000 
alanmon 1363112668000 
Smilebird 1363113497000 
jamclo 1363124079000 
alanmon 1363193874000 
jamclo 1363123768000 
jnye042 1363127677000 
jamclo 1363127893000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic