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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: raxremedy on Jun 24, '11 06:27:09AM

Let me share my experience.

I have disabled virtual memory on my macbook pro ( 2GB ram) for almost 8 months.
The applications loads fast on my day-to-day use, as compared to when the virtual memory is enabled.
The only problem I experienced was, the system freezes (but this rarely happens).
I guess it freezes when the memory is maxed out.

The very reason I disabled virtual memory is, I want to minimize disk access when using multiple applications like:
Itunes, photoshop, apache, mysql,php, transmit, ichat, mail, textwrangler, coda, and others.

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