iMac with 12 gigs of ram still somewhat sluggish

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hkbladelawkhk, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

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    I've got a Late 2009 iMac with an i7 in it. I've upgraded the ram to 12 gigs and I'm running 10.8.2. I've been using it for VM testing (I'm going for a Microsoft Certification, irony) and I've been trying to work on running two VMs at once.

    I've got Win Server 2008 R2 Running with 1 gig given, and Windows 7 running with 2 (more irony). Hypothetically, that should only use 3 gigs of the 12.

    After checking activity monitor and reading it out. I'm curious how I can free some of this so I'm not having my VM's lag more than Call of Duty on Dial Up.

    Any insight would be awesome!

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MacFoodPoisoner macrumors regular

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    OS X is **** at managing memory and it hasn't been fixed. Sorry that's not actually helpful, but that's my experience after reading countless threads on apple support forums and owning quite a few macs.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    You have no RAM problem, take a look at the second link in my first post to understand Activity Monitor and reading memory activity.

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X

    It is probably just feeling sluggish due to the HDD.
    You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your HDD / SSD, to see, if it is the culprit:
     

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