More memory?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hsenor, May 12, 2011.

  1. hsenor macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    I know there are plenty of other posts asking this same question, but they don't really explain what the numbers should be just more is better or less is better...
    Can you explain to me, if I need more memory, and what made you come to that conclusion?
    Here is a screenshot of my activity monitor
    View attachment ram.pdf
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    First, restart your Mac to clear the page outs and swap used, since they're cumulative. Then monitor them under normal use. If your page outs and swap used under normal use is excessive, you need more RAM.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor

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