Upgrading memory and swap partition / pagefile

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bellang, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. bellang macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2005
    As you maybe can tell from the thread title, I've no idea how this works in OSX!

    In OSX, if you upgrade the memory, does the machine intelligently alter the pagefile or swapfile or whatever is the equivalent in BSD style OS's?

    XP for instance would dynamically resize the pagefile (if set), and linux you'd probably end up creating a new swap partition. Do either of these need to be followed for OSX?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    OSX a bit differently bit it's all handled automatically. It uses a series of files, each of the same size as it needs them.

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