page outs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lozzy1234567890, Jul 23, 2009.

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    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?
     
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    andalusia

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    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.
     
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    i dont think mine is good.... 173,916 page ins, 23,869 page outs
     
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    andalusia

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    I'd recommend boosting your RAM. How much do you have currently? What sort of programs do you run daily?
     
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    r.j.s

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    You still have enough, you aren't thrashing, but you would do better with more RAM.
     
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    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
     
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    matthewscott661

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    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.
     

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