53K page outs in 6 days uptime?

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  1. hogprint macrumors regular

    hogprint

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    Is 53,000 page outs in 6 days of up time a lot?

    I have a 2.16 c2d 15" MBP (non-SR) with two 2gb (4gig total) sticks of memory. I can't believe that I am ever running out of RAM but is appears as though I am.

    I understand when I run a VM along with OSX i get them but the last 6 days have been OSX only......

    Any ideas or is this an amount to not worry about.
     
  2. avalys macrumors 6502

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    I am at 33,000 after 2 days.

    I wouldn't worry - Mac OS X does not wait until you have run completely out of memory before swapping inactive pages to disk.
     
  3. sndcj1 macrumors member

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    How many page ins? If you have a lot going out, but nothing really comming back, I wouldn't worry about it. If both are high, you are running out of memory somehow. I see lots of paging at 512 ram, but not much at 1gig, and I don't think my current 3gigs has any page ins...
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    How many page ins?

    And more importantly: Does your machine feel sluggish and is it "beachballing" consistently?
     
  5. Dizzee macrumors member

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    i have a MBP SR 2.2
    6 days 3 hours 8 min uptime
    page ins: 436,680
    page outs: 625,691

    if 50,000 is bad... uh oh...
    but everything things to be running smoothly...
     
  6. yippy macrumors 68020

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    What is bad is what Dizzee has (I have about the same).

    I would highly recomend that Dizzee upgrade his ram. I wish I could upgrade mine but one of the ram slots died in my Powerbook limiting me to 1Gb max.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Heh!

    My Mac mini C2D 2.0 has been running for six days and has 473,526 page ins / 54,926 page outs. Not sluggish though, and purports to have 1.12GB of free memory (2.0GB RAM total).
     
  8. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    I have 574,961 page-ins and 195,175 page-outs after 11 days of uptime... with 1 GB RAM... but no sluggishness. is my ratio bad?
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're using a lot of virtual memory.
     
  10. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    7.74GB of virtual memory... is that bad also?
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Those VM numbers are typical, and close to meaningless. Your computer isn't actually using nearly that much...it's just how much every currently-running process could grab in total if they all decided they needed it at once. That doesn't happen.

    (For the record, my PowerBook's VM size is currently 11.8 GB.)
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've seen mine hit 14-16 GB before.

    It's the number of page outs to disk that matter.
     
  13. Dizzee macrumors member

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    ive got 2gb right now...
    everything seems good.
    but once i get back to the states (am in israel for the year) i will be upgrading to 4gb for art school (advertising/graphic deisgn major)

    my computer doesnt seem slow or sluggish at all...
    and i always have photoshop open, usually with a fairly big file, or couple of big files open...
     
  14. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    In my Mac mini CD 1.66 I've got 438953/143922 ins/outs (I only have 1GB RAM in it) for 27 days uptime.
     
  15. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    its not the number of page-outs but the ratio between page ins and page outs that is important
     
  16. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    So after 2 days, my computer says I have...

    get this:

    118991 page-ins and only 370 page-outs with a VM size of 16.73 GB

    WTF is up with that? :confused:

    MBP 2.2 SR
     
  17. hogprint thread starter macrumors regular

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    if it is the ratio that is important that what might that ratio be?

    my 53k page outs are balanced by 190k page ins.

    I do get the beachball from time to time.
     

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