3797 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2010 1:37 AM by Jpmoney01
I can't tell you or them what or why, or if it really is using all memory, other than to say 10.6 seems to be much worse.
Interesting. I don´t know which applications he´s using except for Parallels.
I´ve had an iMac with 2 GB of RAM and now this MacBook Pro and never found it as a problem. I usually reboot my machine everyday so all the RAM is almost never used. Perhaps the HDD sound of a Mac Pro appears to be more annoying or the pageouts become very frequent or large with 32 GB of RAM. The pageouts will be even more frequent with 10.6?
I remember reading something on the Developer site after I got my 2008 Mac Pro that the Buffered ram actually slows down the mac based on the configuration of the ram, ram type, make, mix and matching different sized pairs, ect. If I remember right, VRam doesn't used the physical ram, it uses the Hard Drive in a hidden folder named Temp. Did he do a PRam reset recently?
PRam stores many settings and after a wile it needs to be reset so that the old settings can be replaced.
Its been my experience that after a lot of hours of video work, and other terrible things I do to this mac, the PRam needs to be reset and I force the periodic daily weekly monthly scripts to run in terminal. I also periodically unplug it to reset the power management. I ran Parallels for a little bit but I didn't like how it allocated memory and CPU usage. I switched to VMware and my Macs been happier.