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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SSD in enclosure does not mount on older MacBook Pro

I bought a Crucial SSD compatible with my MacBook Pro (late 2007) and an enclosure. To my frustration, it would not mount and I think the hardware may be defective. Sometimes, I get it to mount and ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 Early 2013 - Lagging

I am currently using a MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Early 2013). It has been working like a charm for the last 1 and a half years but now I am seeing that the computer is slowing down when I used it for ...
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RAM usage on a slow MacBook with OS X Yosemite

I'm helping a friend with his MacBook. The problem is that his MacBook is kind of slow. He has 2 GB of RAM. I'm not familiar with Apple things at all, so I tried to see RAM usage with the activity ...
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Disable Quicklook for certain filetypes

We have a few Mac's that choke on folders that have a lot of .TIFF files in them. The quicklookd process, and Quicklook Helper processes skyrocket in RAM and CPU usage. I'd like to keep quicklook ...
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How to install SSD on late 2007 MacBook Pro (15 inch)

I have a slot on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2007, NOT a unibody) and am wondering: is this slot suited for an SSD that I can simply stick in? Or would I have to install an SSD ...
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How did a process with an url as a name executed at my macos?

Is it some sort of chrome malfunction? - The process seems inactive, it has "http://www.imore.com/, ..." as the name, with a lego-like plugin icon, a default icon I suspect it might have been an ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2010 RAM Upgrade

I have an iMac 27", Mid 2010 (11,3 model). Can it take 8GB RAM modules? Apple's website http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4255 says "The maximum amount of RAM you can install in your computer is 16 GB ...
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Is it possible to use old RAM on new MacBook?

My current MacBook Pro, a early-2013 13" i5, is getting very slow and I therefore want to buy a new one. However, I want to wait until the next generation comes out. In the meantime I will change the ...
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Macbook Pro Ram and/or Processor broken?

I am experiencing several problems with my MacBook Pro early 2011. It all started about two months ago with my wifi card. It lost connection to the network every few hours. The symbol in the status ...
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Apple Mail Using Excessive Memory

Recently, whenever I attempt to compose a message in Apple Mail, my entire system slows to a screeching halt and I have to shut mail down before I can have access to any other application. What's ...
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Upgrading 16 GB to a 4 GB iMac i5 2011 doesn't work with all modules loaded [SOLVED]

I don't know if it is only my issue. I have a 2011 iMac i5 with 2x2GB RAM modules. Recently I bought 2x8GB RAM modules. If I add the 2x8GB to the default 4GB RAM, the computer doesn't start. I hear ...
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Total memory doesn't add up in Activity Monitor

My computer's been really slow, to the point where it's almost unusable, and according to Activity Monitor, it's because the physical memory's basically all being used (the CPU usage is fine). ...
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Mounting a RAM disk on startup, but seems to be unmounted automatically

I wrote a simple script that mounts a ram disk: %> cat /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ramdisk.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST ...
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Mac is slower and has strange nuances in operation after liquid contact

I need some advice with my MBP late 2011 model (13″ Intel i5, 2.4 GHz, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM). It all started one day when was a heavy rain which went through my windows. I had my Mac on my bed and my ...
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Why does Instruments say that WebKit in iOS (Safari) is allocating 200 MB of ram when I request a 15 MB file?

I am helping develop a cross platform web app, and we want to store about 20MB of data on the client. We are using the Application Cache to store our HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and we are using the ...
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Best OS X for late 2009 MacBook

I have a white 13" MacBook (late 2009) with 2GB memory. It is currently running Mavericks. The machine is too slow, probably because the memory is just 2GB. I'm considering downgrading it back to ...
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iTunes and iPhone disagree on memory usage

There is a large discrepancy between the memory usage as reported by my iPhone and that as reported by iTunes - as well as between iTunes' Settings pages for the iPhone and the iTunes memory bar at ...
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Yosemite on Macbook pro - Memory constantly almost full [duplicate]

My Macbook is a late 2013 model with 8GB's of memory. I've recently been experiencing a scenario whereby my memory is constantly at 99% of the 8GBs I have, but there's no clear culprit on which ...
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Does OS X Manage RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading this SuperUser question, and it made me wonder, does OS X do any sort of memory managment, or does alloc() just fail to allocate memory, causing the process to crash?
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macbook air mid 13 overheating

My set up is macbook air mid 13 with i7 processor and 8GB of ram running OS X Yosemite. Which is plenty for my use, at least it has been. I usually have no more than 3 apps running as notes, reminders ...
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My Mac recently using RAM like hell?

I have 8 GB of ram and I have only 1.25GB free memory left, not enough to run 2 tabs of gmail. for chrome keep asking me to kill the process of my Gmail which 2-3 days ago I'm always have like 2-3GB ...
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2006 MacPro - Worth upgrading for use as a VM host?

I have a MacPro 1,1 bought in early 2007. Earlier this year I was about to recycle it but tried installing an SSD as a boot/apps drive. It has been a great success, it now feels like a new machine and ...
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Should i Buy SSD first or RAM for my Macbook?

I have a macbook pro 15 inch mid 2010. For school i have to use mostly Adobe applications but they take so long to boot up. Not only these programs but other programs too. What should i do to improve ...
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How to make sure that a memory card is compatible to my mac?

I want to upgrade my RAM from 4g to 8g. my mac specs are: I need 2 4g memory cards, and this is a specific card I saw in a store that should be working, but no one gives a guarantee it will work ...
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Would and SSD or RAM be the better upgrade in this situation?

I feel I'm making this post more for validation than anything, but I want to get some of your opinions as well. My friend contacted me the other day asking how she could make her MacBook Pro run a ...
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Why does memory appear near full even after upgrade?

I've just upgraded my MacBook Pro from 4GB to 8GB. Before the upgrade, I looked in the Activity Monitor and it said that it was using almost 3.98GB of 4GB (I'm a web developer, so I usually have lots ...
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Is it possible to exclude bad memory?

I have a MacBook Air 2012 (A1466) and it developed some memory errors. It crashes every half an hour and Apple Hardware Test says "4MEM/9/40000000: 0x79eea590". Unfortunately, RAM is soldered on the ...
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What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)

I wonder what secd process does under OSX Yosemite. I am pretty sure I have seen this process running in earlier MacOS versions, but I don't remember it gobbling up all the available memory so ...
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Yosimite Detects Faulty RAM Module but Apple Hardware Test Does not?

I just bought a used MacPro3,1 on Amazon. The system came with Mac OS X 10.6 but I downloaded Yosimtie and it states that one of the 2GB modules is faulty. When I installed Yosemite it wiped ...
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Where can I find unsaved Preview images?

I have two unsaved images open in Preview. My Mac is on strike, no screen usable, but SSH is working fine. I really want to salvage my images. Where can I find my images ? At worst, I would accept ...
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got a macbook pro 2010 6,2… can i use ram from 6,1 macbook?

I've got to send my 2010 macbook pro 6,2 in for repairs. The MLB tested bad in the apple store. They'll replace that and anything else that's wrong for a flat $310, which seems like a fair price. ...
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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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Yosemite freezing/lagging constantly on 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 on a mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro with the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. The hard drive (the 500 GB, regular HDD) was replaced about a year ago (close ...
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“Your system has run out of application memory.” How is that possible?

(Translation it->en: Your system has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, quit any applications you are not using.) How is that possible if there are only few open ...
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Lightweight Mavericks installation

What should I do to aggressively lower the memory usage of my Mavericks installation ? The only things I need to run are XCode and Firefox, everything else can go out the window; I'm not opening any ...
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Process using more memory than I physically have

I was messing around with a large (4GB) csv in pandas, when I noticed activity monitor was reporting using more RAM than I physically have in my laptop (15GB instead of the 8 I have). I was wondering ...
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Is it possible/a good idea to use an ExpressCard SSD for swap?

I have a 48GB WinTec filemate ExpressCard SSD which I'm not currently using for anything. My idea was that I would re-partition it with a 16GB partition for swap and virtual memory (I have 8GB of ...
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When I use Vagrant it rapidly uses up a ton of wired memory. Why?

Vagrant seems to be eating up free memory, but not with active memory. It's using a ton of wired memory. My current Vagrant box is running a PHP application with MongoDB. Why would this need so much ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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sleepimage wrong size

I have a MBP Early 2011, which I have put 16GB in, despite the fact that apple claims the max is 8GB, this is a hack which is known to work– but I'm having some trouble with hibernate as a result. It ...
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2011 macbook pro blue screen

I'm trying to determine whether I'm having a ram, drive, or board issue. I used to be able to log in and actually use my laptop but it would run slow and over little time the fan would kick on and ...
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Will MacBook (Mid 2010) work with 1333MHz RAM instead of 1066MHz RAM?

I've a MacBook White (Mid 2010, 13-inch) with 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 RAM. I want to upgrade it to 4GB RAM. I'm looking for 1066MHz RAM in local stores but couldn't find one. Instead everywhere I can find ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...
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steps to get a Mac to report CPU and memory load via SNMP?

My group runs a bunch of Mac Pros and xServes of various flavors, and being a fairly recent hire, I am getting up to speed on how to monitor them properly. We use SolarWinds NPM and SAM, and monitor ...
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RAM upgrade for a macbook pro late 2011

I have a macbook pro late 2011. At this moment I am running the basic 2x 2GB 1333MHz rams ,but I want to upgrade. Now,I have read on some forum that this macbook can run 1600MHz rams even though ...
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imac retina memory configurations

An imac retina 27" i5 (model 15.1) comes with 8GB (2X4GB) of RAM. I am purchasing 2x8GB chipsets. Will I cause a problem with my imac if I just add the 2x8GB sets yielding 24GB, or must I remove the ...
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WindowServer/Kernel_task using over 8GB of ram causing slow down and pausing on apps

I am a developer and I have upgraded my OS to Mavericks and since then I have had the "force quit applications" window popping up with multiple apps paused. Before Mavericks I never had this issue. ...
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Multiple Google Chrome Helper.app (Not Responding) In Activity Monitor

Before i start let me say that i have turn my settings to make all plug ins ask before starting. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch with 8GB memory from OWC and 256GB SSD samsung 840 Pro. I just ...
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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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Can my MacBook 1,1 be upgraded to anything higher than Snow Leopard? and can the machine be updated in its specs?

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook 1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per processor): 2 ...