Adding more ram? is it pointless.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hugodrax, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2007
    I have 8GB ram in my 06 mac pro, I see that I can swap out the 4 2x sticks with 4 4x sticks and get 16GB.

    Now right now I do not swap much to disk. My swap size shows as 6mb and
    page outs of 246
    page ins of 1,055,962

    Does adding more ram do more for disk caching? and improve the disk I/O since I will cache more to ram or will it just sit there unused.
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    with the swap size at 6mb and the amount of PO's you have, i doubt much will happen..

    if your swap was about half/the same size as your RAM, then youd be worried (like mine is)
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008

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