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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: robreale on Jun 08, '11 10:32:24AM

Wait one cotton pickin' minute, this may be a tip that really turns out to be the best tip I could have ever had!!

I built an OSX machine with 8GB of RAM. Do you know that no matter what I run, I can never get the ram used to go above 6200mb or so? I'm using Menu Meters.

So I have 3 copies of Chrome open, Safari, Transmission, Skype, MailPlaine, Preview, Word, Excel and Parallels Windows 7 32 Bit...... and I never can get above 6.2gb of RAM and the system will just crawl after that... it will spin the wheel at me with 1800mb of ram free, and it's pissing me the heck off! The one issue I have with too many programs open is Java in Chrome. It will become unresponsive.

Maybe, just maybe I'll use more RAM! Normally I don't get above the high 3000's without Parallels running... as I write this email I'm creeping up, and at 4852mb RAM used.

Good Lord! Why isn't OSX ever hitting 6.xxgb of RAM used!?!?!?



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