Question about VM memory page faults on my Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AaronICT, May 3, 2007.

  1. AaronICT macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007
    I recently downloaded and installed MenuMeters. It gives a little snapshot into CPU usages, memory etc... in the menu bar.

    Anyway, here's what it has to say about my memory:


    Is that number of VM page faults NORMAL? 240 MILLION+?!?

    I know I only have 1GB of RAM at the moment (couldn't afford a boost when I bought the Mac), but that number of page faults seems excessive, doesn't it?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    As is the case with all paging files, their number means nothing as a standalone number. It's the rate at which these faults accumulate that is the indication of whether your system has enough memory.

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