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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: jakubgg on Jun 14, '11 02:45:09PM

OK Update.
So running Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro with 8GB mem, (Web development, Netbeans, Photoshop, VLC, iTunes etc.) Max mem usage was around 6GB.
After 5 days I have managed to kill the system trying to convert some mp3 to Wav's in MAX. No kernel panics, no complaints, just system freeze.

So beware if you intend to convert large files in MAX - it can kill your system if you do not have VM turned on (some weird memory management goes on there - from 1GB to 8GB + 3GB of swap file in 1 second).

Beside that one hiccup everything was just peachy - even opening three 150mb files in TextWrangler was absolutely fine.

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