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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: prijker on Jun 08, '11 11:27:46AM

I agree it's dangerous and at the begining I was expecting for some kernel panic as soon as all memory would be filled.
In fact, it's now almost 2 weeks, and still no KPs and the like, even when the 4Gb RAM limit is close.
Will keep swap file definitively off, but may be I'll go for 8 GB RAM soon.



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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Superboy on Jun 08, '11 11:33:12AM

I have had one or two complete lockups since I turned VM off about a year ago, which I attributed to the system running out of RAM. No kernel panic, just a complete freeze when I had lots going on. It does speed things up significantly though, and as long as you don't go overboard on the number of apps running, you should be fine :)



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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: beanzos on Jun 08, '11 12:06:00PM

I had to turn it back on. was wasting too much time tracking memory usage which started interrupting real work that needed to be done. As a web developer, I keep at least 3 browsers open, many many tabs, Fusion, etc. It just piled up real quick and began slowing down eventually. The speed increase was not worth the time loss in the end.



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