By 'saved project' you mean a gsp performance file? Try creating a new, small one then loading it. Does that work? If you are having a crash loading a performance that had previously filled all your memory, maybe in the upgrade you lost a small amount of memory so that it now over-fills. Just ideas ... you can get a little more available memory by looking in your 'services' list and stopping a few system services (they'll restart next time you boot). Things like 'net awareness', etc, etc -- there are lots of them unless you've been strict about disabling services.
Well Thank you. You are all incredibly kind for responding to me so quickly. I went to work after I posted hoping to acquire more information in response to some queries with my post. I reset the memory config to the check box of ORGINAL CONFIG. and so far my problems seem to have gone away. So thank you all very much.