Normal? Page outs at 3.87GB with NO applications open

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Macaroooon, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered new ram (2X4GB) however, how can the page outs with not one application (other than activity monitor) be this high?

    I checked because I was using safari (and safari only), one tab - facebook and it was crashing, being slow... I couldn't use it.

    I've got a genuis bar app this friday, but WHY is this happening :(

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  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The pageout count is only reset on a reboot, so checking this with no apps running doesn't provide useful information.
     
  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see.

    However I have no idea why my computer is being so slow then, it's definitely not normal.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Reboot it, and check memory usage with your normal assortment of apps running. A couple GBs of page outs in a short time indicates you need more RAM.
     

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