users with CTO rMBP with 16GB Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ppone, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. ppone, Jul 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012

    ppone macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    1.) How much free memory do you have - Use 'Activity Monitor' to measure?

    2.) What Programs are you running?

    3.) What OS are you using Lion or Mountain Lion?

    4.) How much page outs do you have? (again Use 'Activity Monitor')

  2. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    1. 14.48GB Free
    2. Safari, Skype, iTunes, and Activity Monitor
    3. Lion
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's more to the picture than just free memory. You don't need to be concerned with how much free memory you have. The only thing you need to watch for is page outs.

    Page outs are cumulative since your last restart, so the best way to check is to restart your computer and track page outs under your normal workload (the apps, browser pages and documents you normally would have open). If your page outs are significant (say 1GB or more) under normal use, you may benefit from more RAM. If your page outs are zero or very low during normal use, you probably won't see any performance improvement from adding RAM.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor

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