Page outs 23GB, Swap used 42GB!?

hoggidoggi

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May 30, 2013
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Hi,

I have an iMac running on snow leopard. I recently upgraded the RAM to 4GB because it was running crazy slow.

Now that I have upgraded it, it has made no difference. On activity monitor, my free memory is virtually nothing only 8MB, and my swap used is 42GB!!!!!! and my page outs is 23GB!!!!!

what the hell? Why is it so high?...

I do have quite a few programs that run, but there are only like 3. Two email client softwares and spotify.

Help?
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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Hi,

I have an iMac running on snow leopard. I recently upgraded the RAM to 4GB because it was running crazy slow.

Now that I have upgraded it, it has made no difference. On activity monitor, my free memory is virtually nothing only 8MB, and my swap used is 42GB!!!!!! and my page outs is 23GB!!!!!

what the hell? Why is it so high?...

I do have quite a few programs that run, but there are only like 3. Two email client softwares and spotify.

Help?
Make a screenshot like the one below, post here, (Command-Shift-4, hit SpaceBar, then click on Window)

So we can have a look at any runaway processes.
 
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marzer

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Nov 14, 2009
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Here you go. Its increased a little.
From the screen shot you actually have over 1.07GB of available memory. Available memory is actually equal to Free Mem + Inactive Mem. So from that shot, I'd guess you may have had surge period where you're memory use exceeded RAM for some time then dropped back below 4GB when you returned to a more routine app useage.

Do you have any large tasks you perform on occassion? Perhaps professional apps or databases, gaming or media creation/manipulation?
 

DLary

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Oct 21, 2005
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Do a search for "spotify memory leak". It looks like this is a problem for other spotify users.
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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Home is everywhere and nowhere.
Sorry. My wife rebooted the iMac, so the page outs and swap used were resetted.

Here is what it is now, 10 mins after reboot.
Just restarted and it is already F..up.

Look at the below screenshots, yours are way too hight.
Spotify I can understand, but LoginWindow, SystemUiServer and UserEventAgent takes up a huge chunk of memory.

The reason, we have to find out.

Do a search for "spotify memory leak". It looks like this is a problem for other spotify users.
Not only spotify, but he clearly has memory leak(s).
 

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