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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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 confirm that Dual Channel Tech is enabled? [duplicate]

I have updated DRAM to 16GB (8GB * 2). My new memory modules are Silicon Power's DDR3 204 Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 "SP016GBSTU160N22" modules. According to the specs of this memory, it can ...
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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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Shareit improve my memory in 5s [closed]

I have 5s 16GB. And i install shareit the i transferred some file and deleted but memory is full. How to delete the files and improve the memory. And another issues is used Shareit vault and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Dingit.tv process running in Safari, using 1GB memory and 15% cpu

There's a process running in Safari (9.0.3) which is killing performance on my MBA. It's called dingit.tv and it's using between 1-2 GB RAM. As far as I know I've never been to this site. If I kill ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 Lags

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and recently I upgraded it by changing the RAM to 16GB and HDD to 500GB SSD. It was fine for a while but now it lags a lot whenever I play any games or even when I am ...
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How can I reduce the size of the Mail app on my iPhone 5 - it continues to grow

How can I reduce the size of the Mail app on my iPhone 5 - it continues to grow. I have two email accounts on my iPhone: Cox and Gmail. Each accounts have few messages in their respective Inbox. ...
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Seeking for some advice of Mac Mini vs Macbook Pro both maxed out specs [closed]

I am looking for some advice about getting a macbook pro or mac mini. Basically, the case with me is that I currently have a mid 2014 macbook pro that is a base model. I use the macbook pro at home ...
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I installed 2 4G 1600 Crucial ram card into my late 2010 Macbook Pro.

I installed the wrong Ram. Now my monitor is all funky. Is there an easy fix, or is it screwed? What damage might have caused by my error? i should have installed 2 4G 1066 cards. HELP!
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Memory/CPU usage comparison between two MacBook Pros

I recently switched from a 2014 mid MacBook Pro Retina with 2.7 GHz and 8 GB of RAM to a 3.1 GHz and 16 GB of RAM. I noticed something very strange which is that 1) when I am dong very basic tasks ...
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16GB RAM 1067 DDR3 not Booting on MacbookPro7,1 (13 in Mid 2010)

I have a mid 2010 13in MacBook Pro (7,1) with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor running OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). I had 4GB of RAM (2x2GB) and I read somewhere that despite Apple's stated max of ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Restarting Because of Problem After Installing

I installed a Samsung 850 Evo (250 GB) in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro recently. I also took out two 2 GB RAM modules and put in a single 8 GB module. Now if I put my machine into sleep mode it will ...
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Why my memory usage is so high? (2.8GB out of 4GB immediately after wiping clean)

I was worried by high memory use so I decided to wipe clean my laptop: I made a bootable USB Disk Utility to erase evething Fresh install of latest OS The problem is still there... I launched ...
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What exactly does “out of application memory” mean?

When OS X (10.11 in my case) pops up a dialog saying the system has run out of application memory, what does this really mean? I've looked at this question, but my question is a bit more specific and ...
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Increment of Intel graphic memory MB on MacBook PRO

I had 4GB of RAM in my MacBook PRO late 2011 and the graphic memory shown from about menu was 384MB of Intel graphic, now I've upgraded to 16GB and the graphic memory shown is 512MB. Is it possible ...
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How to check if memory usage goes above a certain number?

I have Dashlane installed, which makes it so that all passwords in my browser get typed automatically. It's actually really useful, except for a single flaw: it leaks so much memory. Seriously. After ...
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With 16-GB of memory, what is a reasonable limit to the number of open desktops?

I don't know what resources are used by adding desktops, but I am certain it is a bigger deal than adding new browser tabs. I've used 8 desktops (across 2 monitors) for awhile. Adding a few more might ...
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Should I upgrade RAM on my MacMini? [closed]

I have a MacMini with following specification: Mac min (Late 2012) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB My system slows up pretty fast when I work with large ...
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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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Will Corsair Apple Certified 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1333 MHz (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory work with OS X Yosemite 10.10.2?

My Mac memory details say: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Your Mac contains 2 memory slots, each of which accepts a 1067 MHz DDR3 memory module. Will Corsair Apple Certified 16 GB (2 × 8 GB) DDR3 1333 MHz ...
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iMac crashes after adding extra memory, any idea why?

My 2010 27" iMac just received a RAM upgrade: I bought a 16 GB RAM kit by Crucial on amazon. The specification meets this iMac model's requirement, and it has nice ratings. So right now the memory ...
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XCode problems - freeze and high memory usage

I had a problem with XCode - during debug session on device randomly see freeze and in Activity Monitor I see that XCode uses a lots of memory (over the physical RAM installed in MBP). I'm sending ...
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Where does iPhone store information about current battery percentage?

I wonder how is it exactly with the calculation of the battery percentage: from 100% down the software calculates which resources were used and for how long and thus it approximates the current ...
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RAM ejector clips stuck after replacing RAM on late 2006 20" iMac Core 2 Duo

We have a 9-year-old iMac, and it's still running fine except that it started to slow down. So we decided to upgrade the RAM to 3 GB. Following the instructions on Apple's support site for replacing ...
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El Capitan on MacBook Air with 2 GB ram

I have a MacBook Air (MacBookAir3,2) with 2 GB ram and still running Snow Leopard (10.6.8). The App Store offers me to upgrade to El Capitan, so I guess the MacBook Air is still supported. But I ...