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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard -- follow up
Authored by: petersconsult on Jul 04, '12 01:22:09AM

Well, it seems like everyone's getting wildly different results with this...
For my part, i've tried it on two different unibody MacBook Pro's (both running 10.6.8 and 8GB RAM) for and extended period of time, and got *exactly* the same results:
Nothing...
It makes no difference whatsoever whether VM is on or not.
No performance increase or decrease, in any regard.
No stability impact whatsoever. In fact, it baffles me that the system still manages to page out when VM is off (and, believe me, i quadruple-checked to make sure it was).
So, after several months of running these machines with VM off, i've decided to turn it back on, and... ...well... ...Nothing -- all the same, all the time.

I have to say that i expected *something* to happen...

Hope this helps,
Peter



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