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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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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Internal memory full [closed]

My mac book pro internal memory is full. When I go into recovery mode to utilities, it shows that my internal memory is disabled, therefore it won't erase. Is there a way to enable it so that I can ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...