What is High Page Out?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by prnoct90, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. prnoct90 macrumors regular

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    I have a macbook pro with 4gb of ram. It has been running a little slow lately, so I reinstalled the os and have been monitoring ram usage, sometimes it runs out of ram. I have been using this new install for about a day and the

    VM size: 185.5 GB
    Page Ins: 2.3 GB
    Page Outs: 4.08 GB
    Swap Used: 430 MB

    does that mean I definitely need more RAM?
     
  2. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    Generally 4GB should be enough for a system that isn't doing anything particularly memory intensive (such as running a VM). Try to pay attention to the processes in activity monitor that are present when the ram shortages occur. It would also help to post a screenshot of the activity monitor window at that time.
     
  3. prnoct90 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You have way more pages outs than pages ins. You NEED more RAM, your computer is constantly running out.
     
  5. prnoct90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, its good 8GB of ram has gotten so cheap. Upgrade here I come! Thanks!
     
  6. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    sorry, i was actually talking for a screenshot to see your numbers for wired, active, inactive, and used. From the description though, I also assumed 8gb would be beneficial.
     

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