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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Pencilman on Jun 10, '11 11:12:22AM

Running Macbook pro 2011 i7 2.2 GHz, 8GB RAM with 750 GB 5400 rpm drive. OSX 10.6.7
Been disappointed with slow downs and beach balling, regretted not getting SSD.

With this hint, launching apps and running iphoto noticeably faster.
Previously Word was taking too long too load, so much so I turned off Word Document Gallery at startup. Now the Gallery comes up more than quick enough, so I can leave it on.
No longer missing SSD as much.
Haven't had any probs running almost every app I have concurrently.

On activity monitor, seems to free RAM faster rather than holding it inactive.
I wouldn't say that it's disabled VM entirely, since I still have a 144 GB VM on activity monitor, but whatever it's done, it's working great on my system.
Thanks for the turbocharging tip !!



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