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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Seeking for some advice of Mac Mini vs Macbook Pro both maxed out specs [on hold]

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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What is causing my Macbook Air to freeze when an external monitor is plugged in?

(Disclaimer: I am more interested in finding out exactly why this is happening than on taking a brute-force troubleshooting step that might fix the issue but will leave the root cause unknown.) When ...
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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 ...
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Would this memory work on a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)?

Can anybody tell me if this module: Transcend 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Unbuffered Non-ECC CL11 204-pin SO-DIMM would work on my MBP? My memory specifications currently: 10 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (1x8GB) + ...
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Kernel Panic El Capitan 10.11.2 4MEM/60

The machine: late 2011 15in MacBook Pro i7 Sandybridge 2.2 GHz 8 GB/8 GB (1333MHz,DDR3) = 16 GB RAM Intel HD graphics 3000 512MB The background: I have had this Mac for awhile now. I have dropped ...
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Reboot an Application when it Takes too Much Memory

Some applications start off with small memory footprints, but slowly grow to take up way too much RAM. Is there a way I can automatically detect when an app reaches a certain threshold, and then kill ...
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My iPhone storage space is never released

I have an iPhone 5c with 8GB of storage, out of which approximately 3GB are taken by the operating system. I've always had issues with running out of space, notwithstanding the very few things I ...
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Mail memory usage?

I'm seeing massive RAM usage from Mail I removed all mail accounts as I assumed it was something in an inbox taking up space, but even then, with no accounts other than iCloud (which contains zero ...
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Can I run a program with ≥ 512mb of VRAM required?

I have a MacBook pro 13-inch, mid 2010. I recently installed 8GB of RAM. I understand that the NVIDIA that is installed (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB) uses shared graphics memory. Does this means that ...
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GDDR5 vs DDR3 card in a Mac Pro for GUI responsiveness

I'm wondering if we have somebody here who can provide an insight on quite specific question: will GDDR5 memory type translate in really better GUI speed on OS X (say latest 10.11) than DDR3 type of ...
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After Installing El Capitan I Will be Logged Out Frequently

MacPro late 2009 with 3 monitors. OSX 10.11.1 Will run great on 1 monitor without screen/system freeze or logouts. At times it is an instant logout, other times, the primary monitor freezes, or is ...
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MacBook Pro 13-Inch Retina Mid-2014 slowing down badly

Recently I started facing issues with the web surfing and some features in the Mac OS X. For the most of the web surfing I use Google Chrome, and a few websites like Facebook lag a bit on my ...
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RAM compatibility between MacBook Pros

I was hoping someone could help me determine if the original RAM from my mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro could be put into my mid-2009 13" MacBook Pro? here are the specs of the original RAM 2x 2GB RAM ...
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eapolclient process using 30GB of memory?

I’m using a brand new Retina MacBook Pro, 15-inch, Mid 2015 running OSX 10.11.1 with 16GB RAM. I received a low memory warning, asking me to close unused applications. When I checked Activity ...
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Late 2009 Macbook - Has Anyone Tried 16GB of Ram?

Just curious if anyone has tried maxing out the ram on a late 2009 Macbook (white, not pro) to 16GB running El Capitan or Yosemite? Everymac's page states that the max is 8GB. Why not 16GB? ...
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Swap Used when there is unused Physical Memory

I'm running on OSX Yosemite and notice that although there is 7 GB of memory unused, there is still 130 MB of memory used for swap. Are any apps actually using swap space, which I assume resides on ...
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MacBook Pro (Late 2008) 8GB RAM not being used

I have the following: - MacBook Pro (Late 2008) - MacBookPro5,1 - Boot ROM: MBP51.007E.B06. - OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 I upgraded RAM from 2GB to 8GB 1067MHz DDR3. The system recognizes the 8GB ...
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How do you remedy iMac (2009) slow start-up, and sluggish performance?

here are my system details: OS X El Capitan - gold iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 12 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 I have reduced startup to 1 or 2 apps, have at least 75GB avail on 500GB ...
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2010 Macbook Pro suddenly crashing

So for the past few months my computer has been crashing randomly. Recently it's been more frequent, so I thought it's time to get a real fix. My computer never crashed before I got an external ...
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Identifying bottlenecks

In any computer, there is a bottleneck. The processor, the amount of memory, the bus to the hard drive, etc. I just ordered a 2010 MacPro, 12 core, and although the 12*3.33 GHz cores should give me ...
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screensharind using 5GB of Memory in Yosemite

My OSX system suddenly slowed down as I was using it, so I opened Activity Monitor to check whats causing it. Is it normal for screensharingd to be using 5GB of memory? I'm not connecting to the ...
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Upgraded iMac 5k restarts randomly

I have a very frustrating problem and I need your guys help to fix it. I bought an imac 5k that I upgraded it's CPU, HDD, RAM. This is my second one i have upgraded and the second one that keeps ...
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Internal vs. External Storage for a new Macbook

I want to get a new MacBook pro, and am confused by the storage options. The Apple website offers 2 different options for storage: 1) Preinstalled internal flash storage (256, 512, or 1 TB) 2) ...
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How to Fix, iCloud.exe using more than 1GB RAM memory?

I noticed it few days back after I installed/ upgraded latest iCloud setup after upgrading to iTunes 12.3.0.4 to go to iOS 9.x. Figured it was a freak incident, so after the last sync yesterday ...
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How to use the rest of my 4GB of RAM?

I have a Late 2006 iMac running OS X Lion 10.7.5 with 4GB of RAM, however OS X is software limited to only addressing 3GB of the 4GB installed. I know in Windows when running a 32bit Windows OS with ...
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Optimal Memory Layout for Late 2015 iMac

I purchased an additional 2 8GB ram sticks for my iMac. My intent was to upgrade the original 8GB (from Apple) to a total of 24GB. When I opened the back, I noticed Apple had installed a 4GB slot ...
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MacBook Pro problem with screen freeze

My MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 worked perfectly, but last days it has many lags (screen freeze with or without artifacts/shaders). After force shutdown it beeps 3 times and after approximately 10 minutes ...
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Adding RAM memory to my 2011 iMac [duplicate]

I am adding more RAM memory to my 2011 21-inch iMac. It currently has two 2 GB memory cards. Can I leave those two cards in place and simply add two new 4 GB memory cards, or do I need to remove the ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Ram frequency support

I have Macbook Pro mid-2012 with 4 gb ram, all the sites are saying that it supports 1600Mhz Ram module however my about this mac page says otherwise I am not sure which one is the right one.
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How to get a notification when I exceed a set amount of RAM?

I've got 10GB of RAM in my 13" early 2011 MBP running the latest OS X 10.11.1 public beta, and I've been trying to decide if I can tolerate the 8GB model when I get a new computer. The answer to that ...
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iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013] memory upgrade

I'm thinking to upgrade memory on my iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013]. It has currently built-in 8GB [4GB x 2] RAM. My questions are: 1] Can I upgrade RAM by simply adding 16GB [8GB x 2] in two ...
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I only have 2.48 GB of 8 GB RAM available on my Mac after I installed Windows 10

My iMac (iMac12,2) has a pair of 4 GB memory for 8 GB total. It shows up in OS X. Booting to Windows 10 (64-bit) only 2.48 GB of total physical memory are available. Is there a way to use ...
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Should i upgrade my 2009 macbookpro components on general way?

I've a MacBook Pro (mid 2009), and it has low performance. If I can should I upgrade the memory` and/or a new hard drive or SSD? I don't want to buy another one if my Mac is in perfect condition. My ...
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Does unsupported RAM effect display cards?

I have a MacBook Pro 17" Mid 2010 which normally supports 1067 MHz RAM. I needed more memory and installed 2 x 4 GB RAM 1333 MHz modules which - as expected - also work with 1067 MHz. After a couple ...