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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: paczor on Oct 12, '11 01:03:50PM

I've tried it for 3 months on Macbook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM (only 3GB visible for system) and OSX 10.6.8.
It's quite save and converted my Mac into the very fast machine.
But...
there's one disadvantage: a human will become a memory manager. ;-)
That's it!
If you use memory hungry apps like Photoshop you should reconfigure them to not eat all memory,
if you open many tabs in Chrome or Firefox they could eat up a lot of memory,
if you have a thousands of messages in your Mail.app it also could eat too much,
etc.
Sometimes having opened Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Terminal, Chrome and MAMP is way too much and then you have to cold reboot.
But I'm still happy with that trick.



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