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RAM Status

September 1, 2008 | 10:40 pm


I was just wondering that is it possible to learn Ram Status in Max? (In example free, wired and active memory)

If I am not wrong, Adstatus or dspState objects don’t have any feature to show the ram status (double checked from the referance manual)

Thanks in advance,


Mehmet Can Ozer

ps: I am on Mac, OS X 10.5.4 and Max 5.0.4

September 1, 2008 | 11:06 pm

I think it is possible using [shell] by Bill Orcut (Mac only). I think
it was Jeremy Bernstein that made an UB version of this brilliant external…

Maybe you can get some ideas from this patch I made a loooong time ago:


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September 1, 2008 | 11:22 pm

September 1, 2008 | 11:24 pm

Somthing like this?

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September 2, 2008 | 12:42 am


Thanks a lot for patches. All I needed was the "shell" object. I could only find C extension and help file (from Do you know where can I get this object?

Is yours working fine on Max 5 also?

Mehmet Can

September 2, 2008 | 1:18 am

September 2, 2008 | 9:11 am

Thank you all for your help. It works fine also with your usefull patches.



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