"Use Secure Virtual Memory"- What is it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by celticpride678, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

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    #1
    I see "Use Secure Virtual Memory" under the Security Preference Pane in System Preferences.

    It is currently checked. What is this option and if I uncheck it (if it is safe), will I notice a speed boost for Mac OS X?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kat King123 macrumors regular

    Kat King123

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    yea its safe u really dont need it and yea there should be a speed boost
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    But what exactly does it do?
     
  4. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    computers use hard disk as virtual memory to store data temporarily, what this future it encrypts your virtual memory i.e swapfiles.

    and yes i think it will make it faster as it will not encrypt the swapfiles
     
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