page in/out and inactive memory

Discussion in 'macOS' started by koopa35, May 1, 2009.

  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

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    can someone explain this to me.. the title says what i want explained. i want to make my mbook run faster. from time to time i get a beachball when doing things and it bothers me. would paging and inactive ram have an affect on system speed?

    sorry if there is a thread on this..
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When the page outs come close to being equal to the page ins, you need more RAM. Yours are fine.
     
  3. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the response.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i like a 10:1 ratio before i consider more ram
     

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