Memory normally refers to RAM. Temporary, high-speed storage used to keep frequently accessed information available for use and helps keep the computer running smoothly

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“Helper” processes using up insane RAM amounts

I have observed many apps that show HTML such as Chrome and Steam have these 'helper' processes. These processes have been taking up insane amounts of RAM on my Mac. Applications such as Steam and ...
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Why is so much RAM on my system being used? (with screenshot of Activity Monitor) [duplicate]

As shown in this Activity Monitor screen-cap 3.25 GB of my 4 GB RAM is being used currently on the system, while the only open applications are Activity Monitor, Preview (with a pdf open), Terminal ...
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17" mid-2009 MBP, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: can it take 16GB RAM?

Does anyone have this unibody from mid-2009? Has anyone upgraded it to 16GB RAM? If so, is it good news? Thanks!
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Can I mix Apple stock RAM with OWC RAM?

I have an iMac that shipped with 16GB RAM (using 2 out of 4 slots). I ordered two 16GB RAM modules from OWC. Instead of just replacing the RAM, can I actually add the OWC RAM to what's already in ...
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My IPhone 6 deleted all my photos , after he shown me full memory

Please help me get back my photos. I had 3 months full memory , sometimes i deleted a few pictures only. Yesterday i took oné photo, than the iPhone was frozen; after that i went to photo library, and ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 memory frequency limit [duplicate]

I would like to replace the 2x8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of soldered memory in my 15" 2013 MacBook Pro with some faster RAM. Is this MacBook Pro compatible? This is not a duplicate question (Allan, patrix ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

I'm waiting for my iMac 27" late 2015 4.0ghz i7 to arrive and I'm looking to buy a 32gb kit to upgrade. I've been browsing for an hour and I can't find any specific buyer guides or websites that sell ...
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Poor performance on high-end iMac 5K Retina (October 2015 model)

I've got an iMac that is performing quite poorly. The specs: OS X El Capitan 4.0 GHz quad-core (i7) 16 GB RAM I've tried everything possible to figure out what's going on, to no avail. Typically ...
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Mac Pro acts as if no memory installed when upgraded (but only when new & old combined)

I bought a memory upgrade for the mac pro from crucial, http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/mac-pro-%28late-2013%29/CT5019227 I installed it, by itself, it works fine, system boots and everything is perfect....
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My Mac has weird lines when booting

MacBook Pro, Late 2011 2.5Ghz. The Mac works perfectly fine, however, every so often, the Mac simply freezes and doesn't respond. Therefore I turn it off, and when turning it back on weird lines ...
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Kernel Task is taking up 1.12 GB in activity monitor

I have an issue where my kernel task is taking over a GB of memory on my activity monitor. My fan seems to be going pretty crazy and is loud. Any ideas?
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Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError (Trying run Alda on OS X)

I've hit a wall with trying to get Alda to run on OS X. It's an executable I downloaded from here; then, as per the installation guide on GitHub, I ran chmod +x alda on it, and then moved it to my /...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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I have several memory questions regarding OS X 10.9.5

I have just purchased CS3 and it has been legally transferred to me. Do I have enough memory to handle it? In addition I want to upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan. Do I have enough memory to do that ...
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Processor or RAM? [closed]

I want to buy a macbook pro in the near future, but choosing the configuration has been a headache for me so far. My options are : Macbook Pro 13" Retina 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost ...
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MacBook keeps Panic (RAM problem?)

I’m having a major problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012 - non-retina) In 2012 I bought my MacBook in connection with my education. About 6 month after I've bought it, I got my first Kernel Panic ...
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what do App Memory, Wired Memory, and Compressed mean?

In Activity monitor, what do App Memory, Wired Memory, and Compressed mean? For example, I am used to the columns in the output of free from procps-ng under Linux. By the way, how can I install ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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16GB 1600mhz vs 16GB 1866mhz RAM for Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012 [closed]

Want To Ask i did geekbench test on 2 types of RAMs on my  MBP 13" 2.9ghz i7 mid 2012. 1-Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3L-1600 SODIMM  32bit test 2913 Single-Core Score 6105 Multi-Core Score 64 bit ...
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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How to stop kernel_task from constantly using over 400% CPU?

Configuration: Model Name: Mac mini (Late 2012) Model Identifier: Macmini6,2 System Version: OS X v10.11.3 (El Capitan) For the past few weeks, kernel_task has been using over 400% CPU and its ...
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IPad memory of ICloud

Often, I see Your iCloud memory is full. However, when I go to iCloud memory in Settings, I find that about 50% of storage is empty or available. How can I remove this message?
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Optimise use of hardware under Mac + Windows in virtual machine

I use a macbook pro with OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, 2,5 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3. I need to code in Visual Studio and use Microsoft Excel for Windows, thus I installed Parallels ...
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iMac (mid 2010, 27") minimum ram slots required to fill

Can I use only two 8 GB RAM modules with my mid 2010 27" iMac (2.8 GHz Core I5)? In other words, do you have to fill all 4 memory slots or are 2 filled slots sufficient?
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iMac (Late 2015) using swap when there's still plenty of RAM left

My wife's new iMac is behaving rather oddly. Despite being a pretty powerful machine, it's rather slow and laggy. I looked into it, and it seems her swap memory is maxing out, even though there's ...
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How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
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Is it feasible to mix different brands of RAM?

Based on my online research, I believe it is safe to assume that one can use two sticks of RAM that have different RAM sizes (2 gigabytes, 4 gigabytes, etc.). However, my Macbook Pro has been ...
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Why could MBP be making slow churn after RAM update?

I recently upgraded my MBP Early 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I'm running Yosemite, so I figured this was a good decision. I've noticed that my MBP now is louder than it used to ...
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OS X displays weird pattern randomly freezes and shuts off

I recently upgraded an early 2011 MacBook Pro, installed 2 new Kingston SSDs and two new 4 GB RAM sticks (unsure of brand, and I think what may be causing the issues, but wanted to get a second ...
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Beachball of death, login screen and kernel_task issues

I have an issue with a 2 week old MBP 13 (early 2015). Here is 3 things I'm worrying about: Beachball of death. It is appeared 2 or 3 times (once when Chrome and Atom were open and once after 10 ...
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How to disable Swapfile in OS X El Capitan

I've tried these commands in OS X El Capitan, but it doesn't work: $ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist $ sudo rm /private/var/vm/swapfile* $ ...
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How to automat the selection of usb disk based on size

I am trying to automate a process where teachers delete content on memory sticks with different name then put the right content back (same each time) and rename the memory stick to UDISK. I want to ...
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iTunes audio cuts out at random times when listening to music

This has been an ongoing problem for over a year now. When listening to music in iTunes, something is causing the audio to cut out for a second or two at seemingly random moments. I never stream music....
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Upgrading Ram on macbook pro mid 2010

Hello, I would like to upgrade my macbook pro mid 2010's ram so it could run faster. I'm going to be a student next year so i'd like to lower the costs as much as I can. what would be the maximum ram ...
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Which is better: 8GB or 8GB + 2GB RAM (Macbook7.1 mid-2010) Pros and cons?

So I have two sticks of RAM memory, PC3-8500, 1066MHz: 8GB and a 2GB stick. Is it better to have both of them inside or maybe I should put out the 2GB one in case it will slow things down? I ask this ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 16GB on MacBook Pro 17" i7 2.66 GHz?

When I checked it on System, it says 8 GB RAM. But I wonder, if I put 16 GB of RAM in the two slots of my MacBook (2 8GB sticks) will it work?
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Why is Finder listed as using more RAM (24 gb) than is on my machine? Bug?

Activity monitor shows finder using ~24 gb of RAM (screenshot below), when my machine only has 16 gb installed. I figure this has to be a bug because "Memory Used" only shows 9.62 gb, and I'm not ...
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OS X swapping with free memory available?

I've noticed my machine keeps swapping memory even though there is (at this moment) around 7 GB of RAM still free; does anyone have any insights on why this is happening, if I should care, and if so, ...
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Where to view app memory usage in iPod Touch?

On my iPod Touch I cannot find where to view app static memory usage (not RAM). Googled articles point to Settings -> General -> Usage. But Usage is not an option within the General section - ...
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Prevent iOS from closing background app [duplicate]

I use an app called "GPS Tracks" to track my movements throughout the day with my iPhone 6 on iOS 9.2.1. The app often shuts down while it is actively recording in the background, which the developer ...
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CommCenter (from CoreTelephony.framework) is eating 600+ MB of my RAM, why do I even need it?

I'm talking about a MacBook laptop, running OS X 10.11.3. As far as I understand, CoreTelephony.framework is about cellular networks, so it might be useful on phones, for example. But the laptop ...
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MacBook Pro Distorted Video, Loud Beeping, Really Hot

This almost always happens within a few minutes of starting the Sims 4, or watching Netflix. The computer gets hot (I guess is normal for an intensive game), and eventually the screen gets distorted ...
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OS X restart with a Panic Report

I have worked in an environment inside VirtualBox on latest El Capitan OS X on MacBook Pro (Early 2015 13" 16GB RAM). Working with latest Vagrant (v1.8.1) and latest VirtualBox (v5.0.16) installed on ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic report

My MacBook just restarted automatically. After the restart I got this error report: Anonymous UUID: 19FD699B-743D-2134-13B8-F9C25C3897D7 Sun Mar 6 13:26:32 2016 *** Panic Report *** ...
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Mac Freeze and Screen Goes Weird After RAM Upgrade

I've a MacBook Pro. I upgraded it's RAMs to 16 GB of 1600MHz(two 8 GB modules). Even though Apple suggests a maximum of 8GB, everymac.com's tests yield that it supports 16GB. And it did. After the ...
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How to resume OS X apps that have been suspended by the system

I often run into the situation where the OS will suspend some of my apps because of low memory. If I am lucky, a window will appear that allows me to select which apps I want to quit and which apps I ...
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The Storage “Used” does not add up

I have iPhone 6s 64GB. I got 64GB because 16GB just wasn't cutting it. I didn't want to worry about memory being full. However last night out of nowhere, I got the message saying my storage is almost ...
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Force Google Chrome use single process

Across the internet I found an interesting solution of how to make Chrome consume less memory and this is - forcing the application use single process for all the tabs. Unfortunately the instruction ...
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Can I conclude that I have to upgrade my mac's RAM based on these stats?

My 2012 13 inch MacBook Pro has become real slow, even when just a few programs like Itunes, Safari or Spotify are opened. I've been cleaning up my HDD, but I don't feel like it's speeding up. So I'm ...
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Upgrading Mac mini (Mid 2011) RAM

I've got a Mac mini (Mid 2011). It currently has 4 GB of RAM which I want to upgrade to 16 GB. I know that officially with these versions, only 8 GB is supported, but I've read from OWC Announces ...