# Striim 3.9.4 / 3.9.5 documentation

#### Changing the amount of memory available to a Striim server

By default, a Striim server uses a maximum of 4GB.

To change that, edit striim/conf/startUp.properties and change the value of MEM_MAX. To increase maximum memory to, for example, 8GB, change the value to 8192m:

MEM_MAX=8192m

Then restart the server as described in Starting and stopping Striim.