Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to plastermaster)
Hi, was it Repair Disk, or Repair Permissions as it sounds what you did?
282 MB in page outs isn't bad, it sounds like you have something eating up Inactive memory.
Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 10:53 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I opened console but it never populated. The pinwheel just keeps spinning and it ate up all my free memory. I can hear the disc running hard. I will have to do a force shut down I think. Command quit does not close it either.....Ah, force quit worked.
Oh, it ws repair permissions. I'll edit the original....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to plastermaster)
You only have 15 minutes to edit a post.
Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?
One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive
Reboot, test again.
If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.
Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.
Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks! I'll try that after work today. Strange though, I checked activity monitor this AM after shutting down last night and now the page outs are gone. I guess the repair permissions isn't completed without a shut down/restart.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to plastermaster)
Pageouts are total from last boot up. Only thing Repair Permissions has to do with it is that it can return some of the blue/Inactive memory to Free Memory, but that usually means some App/Process has a Memory leak & keeps trying to reserve more memory, or is failing afyer it reserves it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to plastermaster)
There are some apps that "hold" memory. For me it is photo related apps. I open the terminal and run "purge" to free up inactive memory. Now that I have a Nikon D800 camera, I have to shut down Photoshop completely after I edit about 10 photos due to the "Active" memory it gobbles up. It's a pain but I haven't found a better solution. Purge just works on the inactive memory that accumulates.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to timnew)
I Checked out "Terminal". I hadn't heard of it b4, but that's no surprise. WHen I opened it there wasn't anything displayed really. It just said "unknown" and my name with a $ sign after it. There was no options do do anything, like Purge.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 9:34 PM (in response to plastermaster)
At that prompt type purge & hit enter...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to plastermaster)
Did I miss something?
It means you don't have Developer tools installed. Do not fuss about the purge command. It is not essential, but rather a distraction. Concentrate instead on the fact that you only have 1 GB of RAM. When you get your 4 GB you have ordered, and install it, your problems will disappear. This reassurance is from someone who has 4 GB RAM installed running 10.6.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to plastermaster)
Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge with me. I haven't really been having problems but as I got into the Activity Monitor and realized I didn't know what half the stuff was, I wanted to learn some things. Looking forward to my upgrades!