What are page outs and what do they mean?

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  1. ImAliveUK macrumors member

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    As the title says - I'm not sure i understand what they are!
     
  2. Shrink, Aug 5, 2013
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    Here and here are some information on page outs/page in...
     
  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    Page outs are when your computer uses all of its RAM and it starts using the hard disk drive/SSD as RAM. Hard disk/SSD access is much slower than RAM, therefore your computer takes a performance hit.

    If you have adequate RAM, you shouldn't see many page outs. It is a good indicator if you need more RAM.
     
  4. ImAliveUK thread starter macrumors member

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