8GB of sleepimage ? ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bdodds1985, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. bdodds1985, Feb 3, 2012
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    bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    recently ran OmniDiskSweeper and found duplicates of 10GB's worth of movies (deleted no problem) and i have always had about 15gb in the "other" section, no problem, i have read the multiple threads and posts on that and understand its a lion and system files thing. but 8GB of sleepimage? is that a lot?

    also i installed the new 10.7.3 and a couple of my apps did not support it, so i used time machine to roll back and now i notice if i hold the option at start up there is no recovery option. I am fine with this because I use the thumb drive but that doesn't seem right. not too worried about this, my MBP is running really great after the roll back and cleaning using Onyx.

    But if anyone knows about how much sleepimage should be stored or if 8GB is a little extra, it would be helpful.
     
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    Your sleepimage files are the size of your installed RAM.
     
  4. bdodds1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i knew GGJstudios would come to the rescue. thanks both of you. i saw a previous thread on this but that was not mentioned. really old, from like 2008.
     
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    wow that took my notorious "other" down to 6GB. much better.
     

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