got my 15rMPB...I have some questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jomirrivera, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    First, I got the base model rMBP so 8gb RAM and 256 Hard Drive.

    I have to say my screen is perfect, no IR or yellow temp, but I have to admit, there is some lag here and there but I have a friend with a maxed out 2013 rMBP and it lags from time to time just like mine so IMO the 750m won't help much with the UI lag.


    So the thing is, I have istat installed in the computer and I'm seeing my free RAM being at an average of 200MB constantly, but if I go to activity monitor the swap used is always at 0

    is that normal??
     
  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't say it's a huge deal having your ram at only 200MB, the system handles itself pretty well. I will admit, it's definitely a different algorithm with Mavericks than it was with previous releases, but it still generally isn't anything to worry about. I am concerned about the lag that you are referencing. I have literally none of that on my late 2013 rmbp. I have the 15 inch with 16gb of ram though, so that could be why, but I would not say that stuttering in the OS should be something that you expect, or "accept"

    The page file should be at 0, which I don't think that was your question, but just to throw it out there.
     
  3. jomirrivera thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The lag is not constant, usually appear when the computer is under some load. For example when using FCPX or a couple of big science books in preview.

    I know I should have got 16 Gb for FCPX but I just don't use it that often to justify the price
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Perfectly normal. It's just Mavericks compressed RAM at work. As long as your swap is 0 and the memory pressure is green, you're fine.
     

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