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lozzy1234567890
Jul 23, 2009, 08:26 AM
on my 2.4 ghz white macbook, i have at the moment 2 gigs of ram, but ive been reading something about pageouts, would u say that if i had 23,689 page outs, would i need more ram?



andalusia
Jul 23, 2009, 08:46 AM
on my 2.4 ghz white macbook, i have at the moment 2 gigs of ram, but ive been reading something about pageouts, would u say that if i had 23,689 page outs, would i need more ram?

Well how many Page Ins have you got? I have 231,475 Page Ins, and 7 Page Outs, so mine seems to be doing rather well. It all depends on the ratio of Page Ins to Page Outs.

lozzy1234567890
Jul 23, 2009, 11:51 AM
i dont think mine is good.... 173,916 page ins, 23,869 page outs

andalusia
Jul 23, 2009, 12:00 PM
I'd recommend boosting your RAM. How much do you have currently? What sort of programs do you run daily?

r.j.s
Jul 23, 2009, 12:04 PM
i dont think mine is good.... 173,916 page ins, 23,869 page outs

You still have enough, you aren't thrashing, but you would do better with more RAM.

lozzy1234567890
Jul 23, 2009, 12:11 PM
i mentioned that in my first post, i have two gigs, but the ask i do every day are simply, i never have more than 3 tabs in safari, itunes, sometimes words, i dabble a bit in photoshop, nothing too serious, andsometimes watch dvds and occasioannly run a virtual machine for 10 mins ish

matthewscott661
Jul 23, 2009, 04:49 PM
i mentioned that in my first post, i have two gigs, but the ask i do every day are simply, i never have more than 3 tabs in safari, itunes, sometimes words, i dabble a bit in photoshop, nothing too serious, andsometimes watch dvds and occasioannly run a virtual machine for 10 mins ish

I think you should be fine with 2GB RAM. As long as you're not doing any more intense multitaksing, 2GB will suffice.

The best way to test if you need more RAM is to restart your computer, the run it for about 10-15 mins under normal use. If you have more than 3500 pageouts in this time, then you may need more RAM.