OS X 10.5.6 and memory usage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by feuerschlange, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. feuerschlange macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Why do I have more than half of my physical memory sitting unused, whereas my pagefile is already more than 8 GB big?

    I have a Macbook Pro with 6GB RAM and the rather slow 250GB Hitachi harddrive, that came with the notebook.

    The harddrive is quite full and therefor any operation via swapfile exaggerated slow.

    Are there any settings for first using system memory and then using swapfile?

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  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    That screenshot says "0 bytes" for swap used. VM size is not swapfile size.
  3. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    10.5.6 Is Deadly

    I have a computer and a CCC cloned version on an external hard drive. I upgraded my clone to 10.5.6. No problem. I upgraded my computer. Wow. I can't log in anymore. It almost logs in, then it crashes. I can log in as other users though, just not my main one.:confused::eek::( So now I'm running of a backup on a USB hard drive.
  4. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.

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