I don't know much about pageouts...

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

  1. awad macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  6. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    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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