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Java heap space error when creating project in Eclipse IDE

I'm unable to create a project for a particular instance when using Eclipse Kepler, but I can create projects for other instances.

I'm getting an Eclipse error "Unable to create project.  Reason outOfMemory error: Java heap space".

I've made the following settings in my Eclipse.ini file but I'm still getting the error.  
-Xms256m
-Xmx1024m
-XX:PermSize=128m
-XX:MaxPermSize=512m

I'm using 32-bit Kepler on Windows 7 SP1.  Again, I am able to create projects for other sandbox instances, but not this particular instance.
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KevinPKevinP
This can happen with very large orgs, or with very large metadata sets. I've had success by doing any one of the following:

1: Upgrade to a 64 bit jvm, and Kepler
2: Upgrade your Xmx to 2048m (2gb heap)
3: Use Mavensmate for Sublime Text
4: Use Mavensmate for Atom. 

Options 3 & 4 have the added benefit of getting you off eclipse!

 

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KevinPKevinP
This can happen with very large orgs, or with very large metadata sets. I've had success by doing any one of the following:

1: Upgrade to a 64 bit jvm, and Kepler
2: Upgrade your Xmx to 2048m (2gb heap)
3: Use Mavensmate for Sublime Text
4: Use Mavensmate for Atom. 

Options 3 & 4 have the added benefit of getting you off eclipse!

 
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dmchengdmcheng
Thanks Kevin, #2 worked.  Yes I already use Mavensmate / Sublime, but I wanted to use Eclipse to see which files had changed on the sandbox vs production.