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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Computer Keeps Crashing After Replacing RAM

Recently I replaced my RAM in my Mid 2009 iMac. I replaced the current RAM with 2 x 4 Gb. sticks of RAM. However, now that I replaced the RAM, my computer has started to randomly crash often although ...
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IMac Early 2009 Restarting after RAM Upgrade

My IMac is from early 2009 and currently is running Maveriks OSX and has 2 gb. of RAM installed. I then purchased 2 x 4 GB. strips of RAM that were manufactured by PNY. Specifically, DDR3 RAM that is ...
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Running Xcode 6 on 2009 iMac

I currently have Yosemite on my Early 2009 iMac. This iMac has a 2 GHz CPU and 2 GB of ram. However, whenever I try to run Xcode 6 on this Mac, it is slow-very slow. When monitoring my cpu, it hovers ...
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How to Determine What's Using Filling GPU's Video Memory?

I have a system with integrated graphics to which OS X has assigned 1.5gb (out of 16gb) of RAM, however iStat Menus is currently reporting this at around 95% full, even though I'm not currently ...
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Intel Core 2 Duo and Yosemite

I have a iMac circa 2009/2010 running a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2GB RAM installed. If I was to upgrade to Yosemite, even with an upgrade to 8GB RAM, would this be enough to run Yosemite well? (...
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Slow Computer Question

I use a Mid-2011 iMac 21.5" (with 4 users on it). I have noticed that the computer is runs quite slow when I am the only one logged in. The only applications I typically have open at once are Xcode, ...
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Wired memory in activity monitor

Activity monitor shows me that I have 11Gb wired but only 5Gb used for 2 processes (others are neglible). Where are other 6GB? When I try to start new virtual machine with 500M RAM it says that I do ...
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Is it okay to install a second RAM chip?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with a recently replaced logic board and SSD upgrade. I haven't yet upgraded the RAM. Currently, RAM is 4GB, one slot, Apple RAM (whichever manufacturer they use). I am ...
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Why do the Image Capture Extension and softwareupdated processes consume so much memory?

I recently updated my 2008 MB Pro (2 GB RAM) to Yosemite from 10.6 and I've found that it's often unusably slow. After keeping an eye on Activity Monitor over a couple weeks, I notice that the Image ...
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Low budget: Wait for a MacBook Pro or get a MacBook Air? [closed]

I’m willing to buy a MacBook. I’d use it to code and minor Photoshop and video edit stuff. I live in Brazil - Macs are really expensive here. I found some deals and I can get a 13” Macbook Air 1....
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Maximum memory config for Mac Pro 5,1 (mid 2010)?

I have a MacPro5,1 with 8 cores (2 quad-core processors) running OS X 10.10.2. From what I have read as per EveryMac.com's information about this unit it should be possible to have far beyond the ...
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How is the Y value for the Memory Pressure graph in Activity Monitor calculated?

How is vm.memory_pressure's value bounded / calculated on OS X 10.10.2 - Yosemite? I've researched several answers to this question and am trying a few things on the command line to get exact values ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 on Yosemite hangs

I have come across this problem several times now before I finally decide I should try and be doing something about it. Basically this seems to be happening when I am multitasking with iTunes playing ...
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OS X Yosemite: System slow and using a lot of RAM

I noticed that my OS X sometimes goes very laggy and it does everything slowly. I opened up Activity Monitor and I saw that it's using a lot of memory. Any ideas on how to fix this (because I guess ...
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Which RAM will be better? [closed]

Cheers! Which RAM will be better for my iMac 27" mid 2010 with i7 2.93GHz and MacOS 10.9.5: this, this or ADATA DDR3 SO-DIMM 8GB 1333? Also I have saw Kignston KVR1333D3S9/8G but according to it data-...
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Will it fit (specifix RAM on iMac)?

Cheers! I have an iMac 27" mid 2010 with Intel i7 2.93Ghz and MacOS 10.9. For now it have 8GB stock 4x2GB RAM but I want install at least 16GB+ RAM. All official documents and data-sheets (...
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Facetime audio takes up SSD space

I was just using FaceTime audio and my phone told me I was running out of space. I was curious as to how this was possible as I knew I have about 2GB free yesterday. I kept going back in and ...
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Can you upgrade the RAM in the latest MacBook Airs if you ship them to Apple themselves?

I know that RAM is soldered onto the mainboard on the latest MacBook Airs, which makes a DIY upgrade apparently impossible. But would Apple do it instead though? The guy at the Apple Store told me ...
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Moving iPhoto to external drive on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

I bought a Seagate external HD 500gb with my Mac. Recently started using Photoshop and Lightroom, which take up a ton of space. I was thinking of moving my entire iPhoto to the Seagate to free up ...
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will RAM from a mid-2011 MacBook Pro work in an early 2011 iMac?

Will RAM from a mid-2011 MBP work in an early 2011 iMac (and vice-versa)? Both are listed as 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3. I have 16 GB (2x8GB) in the MacBook Pro, and 12 GB (2x4GB + 2x8GB) in the iMac. ...
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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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How do I diagnose my Python program being killed due to an out-of-memory error?

I've been building a Neural Network that analyzes large amounts of data (40G), and my iMac kills the process after it's been running for about a day. In the past, on Linux, I've created a large swap ...
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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). However,...
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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 1.0//...
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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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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

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 boldly.....
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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 ...