Memory usage in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aalberto, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. aalberto macrumors newbie

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    In OS9, I believe you can set up the computer to never resort to virtual memory (hard drive being used as RAM). Is this true in OS X? Can I run OS X using only the system RAM?
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    There's no user setting, but if you have enough system RAM you should never use VM.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Nope, no can do -- unless you want to screw up the low level settings of the OS.

    Just keep an eye on pageouts every now and then after a fresh reboot and normal work session and you'll have an idea how often you are resorting to kicking RAM to the HD.

    The scheme in OS X is real VM anyway, not the patch OS 9 used to extend beyond the main memory.
     

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