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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: rrodriguezNT on Feb 23, '12 06:50:13AM

Hi everybody!

After a couple of years "suffering" high disk access rates on my "impressive" Mac Pro running 10.6.8 / 8Gb RAM, this solution seems magical! I've applied it less than one hour ago, so I've not a clear idea yet about what kind of problems could arise in the near future! But the "usability" of this box has improved a lot. I've now the feeling of being working with a really fast computer. This feeling had been talked away during these last two years because of bad movement of windows, cursor stopped here and there... in general, a behavior I'd never associated with a Mac, and much less of these characteristics.

I'll be back here with any problem it could arise in the future. I guess an update to Lion could also be of great usefulness, but I'm quite happy with my plain old 10.6.8. The only problem "was", I hope, this intensive disk read/write activity. I'll also keep looking for another solution to avoid disabling any system component.



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