Pageouts??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macdon401, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. macdon401 macrumors 6502

    macdon401

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    Ok...every 2 to 3 weeks there seems to be a new 'catchphrase" lingo...whatever! A couple months ago all I heard was Gen this gen that...
    now it's Pageouts...pardon my ignorance...what is a pageout???
    Thanks
    R
     
  2. wiggy4ever macrumors member

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    i believe it refers to when your HD is used to store information that RAM usually would, ie Virtual RAM, if you have high pageins/outs, then an increase in memory may greatly increae your computer performance, but i may be mistacken
     
  3. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    correct.

    When you run out of RAM, the OS stores things on your hard drive, in "page outs"
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Did either of you notice this topic is from 2005? :p
     
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

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    LOL... He he he he.. shameful enough alright!!! :p
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    LOL. And it wasn't even a n00b this time to dig it up :eek:
     
  7. Fomaphone macrumors regular

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  8. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    2006.

    Silly time zones :p

    EDIT: page ins = good. Page outs = bad. Basically as everyone else has said. You can see these via the widget "iStat" or something else.

    If you have more page outs than page ins, you need to either restart your computer, or get more RAM. If you're like most Mac users and just sleep your computer and only restart for system updates, it's good to have lots of RAM or else your computer will choke up after a week or two. If you shut down every day, your page outs are more likely to be either zero, or still a relatively harmless number, providing you have at least 1GB of RAM.


    Second edit: I doubt the OP is reading this any more :). Why did I bother writing that? Silly me.
     

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  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    LOL

    ROFL ahhahahahahhaah

    yea i noticed haha.

    I just couldn't help bringing it back from the dead.


    :p :p:p
     
  10. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

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    OP's last activity.. September 24, 2008
    ROFL....

    Silly and we're still chatting on...... LOL.. now that's what I call a forum!
     

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