3.9 million "Page-Ins" every day?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lilsoccakid74, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Im running a mac mini late 2009 2.26 ghz 4gb ram, and my istat pro is reading 3.9 million page ins since i restarted this morning. I use my mac for web surfing, music, 1080p video/netflix, gaming (WoW).

    Is this normal? Will this hinder performance?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's normal and no, it won't hinder performance. Also, it's not a count of how many page in events occurred, but rather the amount of data moved. Page ins occur when your computer copies information (apps, documents, etc.) from the hard drive into RAM to work on it. It's the page outs and swap used that indicate whether you're maxing out RAM or not.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
  3. lilsoccakid74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Not sure how you put together an awesome response back so fast, but thanks!:D Since I have only 60 page outs, Im assuming my 4gb ram is not being maxed out.

    Thanks again!

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