I don't know much about pageouts...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by awad, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. awad macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2006

    i'm assuming that amount of page-outs means i need more ram? i ordered 4gb from OWC, which would bring me up to 6gb. Do you think that will be enough? i only use aperture and photoshop.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I take it you haven't rebooted in a while...

    The golden rule for RAM is:

    Get as much as you can afford.
    Another 4GB won't hurt at all, it should help a lot.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i wouldnt say you necessarily need more ram as thats a pretty good ratio. i mean its 144:5 about. I would reccomend getting new ram when the ratio is more like 10:1, unless you just want to get more now whcih never hurts, just saying may not be necessary
  4. awad thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2006
    okay so that amount of pageouts isnt bad? i did a search and most of the stuff that i got back was saying that having ANY amount of page-outs means you need more ram. which definitely confused me.

    and you're right, i havent rebooted in about a day and a half.
  5. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
  6. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Are you beachballing at all? If not I'd not be too worried. I don't know about Aperture, but for Photoshop 6gb should be more then enough – I read that it can only use address the first 4gb and the remainder it uses for scratch disk.

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