"Unable to start the daemon process" error in IntelliJ IDEA 2024 Version

Hey, I’m trying to mod minecraft 1.20.1 using IntelliJ IDEA, mainly the 2024 version. I’m using JDK 17 for it, and the error message says something about not being able to reserve enough space for an object heap.
The Error message is:

Unable to start the daemon process.
This problem might be caused by incorrect configuration of the daemon.
For example, an unrecognized jvm option is used.
Please refer to the User Manual chapter on the daemon at https://docs.gradle.org/8.1.1/userguide/gradle_daemon.html
Process command line: C:\Program Files (x86)\Eclipse Adoptium\jdk-\bin\java.exe --add-opens=java.base/java.util=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.base/java.lang=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.base/java.lang.invoke=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.prefs/java.util.prefs=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.base/java.nio.charset=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.base/java.net=ALL-UNNAMED --add-opens=java.base/java.util.concurrent.atomic=ALL-UNNAMED -Xmx3G -Dfile.encoding=windows-1252 -Duser.country=CA -Duser.language=en -Duser.variant -cp C:\Users\personal\.gradle\wrapper\dists\gradle-8.1.1-bin\9wiye5v2saajue4irfo8ybqfp\gradle-8.1.1\lib\gradle-launcher-8.1.1.jar -javaagent:C:\Users\personal\.gradle\wrapper\dists\gradle-8.1.1-bin\9wiye5v2saajue4irfo8ybqfp\gradle-8.1.1\lib\agents\gradle-instrumentation-agent-8.1.1.jar org.gradle.launcher.daemon.bootstrap.GradleDaemon 8.1.1
Please read the following process output to find out more:
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for 3145728KB object heap

Check the JVM arguments defined for the gradle process in:
 - gradle.properties in project root directory

I went to gradle.properties and changed the org.gradle.daemon property to true, but that didn’t help. Does anyone know how I could solve this issue?

You configured Gradle to use 3 GiB heap for the daemon, but you do not have enough free RAM for that on your computer.

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thanks a lot, but i closed all aps and tried it again. it said i had 7 gigs of free ram when i checked, but i got the same error message when i tried building the daemon. do you have any other solution for this?

No, because there is not really room for interpretation. It literally says that it could not get enough RAM for the configured 3 GiB heap size.

alright, thanks a lot!

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Thanks for sharing these insights mate as I found it very much useful and informative.

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