Memory Analysis questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by michial, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. michial macrumors 6502

    michial

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    I have a few questions about reading memory usage on istat and activity monitor. Please explain page outs? I have a new cMBP 15 inch 2.3 with 4GB but 16 on the way from OWC. Not sure how to read the memory descriptions of page in, page out, swap, and istat pro descriptors like: wired, inactive vs free.
     
  2. michial, Nov 25, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012

    michial thread starter macrumors 6502

    michial

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    Thanks! I have about 3GB of both page ins and outs. The activity monitor shows a "kernel task" by "root" using up 500 mb and 97 threads. What is that? I recognize the other things listed like mail, safari,etc.
     

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