I used PAR to increase the amount of memory but after I restart shazam it goes back to the default. How can I permanently increase the memory?
This can be done using the STOP SAVE command.
par 100000 stop save
Click 'Run' to allocate 100 Megabytes of system RAM to SHAZAM.
In versions earlier than SHAZAM 10.2 you will then need to restart SHAZAM. From SHAZAM 10.2 onwards, no restart is required.
If you need to confirm the change then type:
and again click 'Run' which will show the amount allocated following the change.
N.B. SHAZAM performs all calculations within a single static memory array defined by the value of PAR. SHAZAM uses extremely efficient algorithms to manage its own memory within this static memory array and this gives much greater performance than using dynamic memory. In software that uses dynamic memory allocation, memory is shared with other programs on your computer and requests for memory can impact performance significantly due to the overheads involved by the operating system memory allocator. Using the STOP SAVE setting with PAR uses the operating system memory allocator only once on SHAZAM start prior to any SHAZAM programs being executed.
Asked: 2011-08-16 06:45:17 +0000
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Last updated: Aug 16 '11