Page outs in MB?

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

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    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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