Page outs in MB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramparts, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

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    I'm fairly new to Mac from Windows and am trying to figure out what the numbers in the Activity Monitor mean, so I can manage memory a bit better when the computer slows down (MacBook 2 GB RAM). I read elsewhere that the number of page outs should be below a few thousand per day and I see page outs as a dimensionless number in all the screenshots I've seen, but in my Activity Monitor it appears in MB. How do I interpret that?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What programs do you have running? If you have a lot of memory intensive apps and you keep switching between them then it will page out.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    From what I've read, page outs aren't a bad thing really. I get just as many page outs on my MBP with 4GB ram then I do with my MB with 2GB ram.
     

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