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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MacOSX cpu/mem monitor in system tray (menu bar)

I would like to monitor cpu/mem usage realtime with charts in MacOSX system tray (menu bar). Is there any utility that provide such functionality?
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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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How to investigate high kernel task memory usage?

I was using my MBP (with 16GB of RAM) as usual and out of blue I've this popup that: Your system has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, quit any applications ...
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Computer keeps crashing after I replaced the RAM

I have an early 2010 MacBook Pro. I just upgraded the RAM to 8GB because I was constantly using more than 4GB. I have upgraded to flash storage as well so I didn't want my system constantly using ...
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Slow indexing and/or hashing in nearly low memory in OSX

I have observed slow indexing and/or hashing in OSX which are expressed in the SSD disc which is nearly full (about 5% free space). This bug has been reported to me to exist in earlier OSXs too so ...
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$400 for 16 GB of RAM? [on hold]

I'm a big Apple fan, but hesitant about their RAM pricing practices. I would have purchased a new Mac Mini by now, but literally half the price is memory if I configure it to have the maximum RAM ...
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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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My iPad camera roll says it is using 7.5 gb after all pics have been deleted for weeks

Please help me. I have deleted apps and photos to get memory on my iPad, and it still says I have 0gb left. It has been a couple of weeks. All photos have been deleted from the 'recently deleted' ...
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Can I use 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM in an early Macbook Pro 8.2?

I found Macs which had: 16GB RAM installed 8GB RAM installed, but running on 1600MHz instead of 1333MHz (link in dutch) Question Is it possible to put 16GB running at 1600MHz in my Mac? If ...
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iMac with 8GB RAM — memory always almost full

I have a 27'' iMac (Late 2012, OS X 10.9.2) with 8GB RAM. The usage of memory is always above 7GB, even though I don't think I am running that much stuff. This leads to the occasional hanging of a ...
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")?

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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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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sleepimage wrong size

I have an early Early 2011 MBP, which I installed 16GB of RAM in, despite the fact that Apple claims the maximum is 8GB. This is a hack which is known to work, but I'm having some trouble with ...
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Yosemite and Parallels

I was wondering if adding more RAM would help the stalls and poor performance of a mid-2011 iMac. It was working great until I upgraded to Yosemite and the newer Parallels.
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How can I benchmark my new RAM?

Based on the responses to my earlier question about memory replacement, I plan to upgrade soon. That said, once I've acquired and installed said memory, what is the recommended Mac software I should ...
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Is there a firmware upgrade for the Macbook6,1 from MB61.00C8.B00 to B02?

This question is directly relevant to my failing attempts to upgrade the RAM in a Late 2009 White Unibody MacBook (MacBook6,1) to 8GB, and the question may be better asked in that context. It is ...
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Macbook Pro Hangs/Freezes sometimes

I don't turn off my MacBook Pro very often, and sometimes it just freezes and restarts itself after a few seconds. Its very annoying, especially when I'm working on something. I contacted support a ...
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Course of action to clean up RAM on sluggish mac

Below is an EtreCheck report on my system. My problem is that I have <3 GB or 2.5 GB even after a reboot, with relatively few menu bar applications starting up. (This drops to 20-300 MB once Chrome ...
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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Why am I so short on physical memory?

My computer is getting old (almost 6 years old I think) and is becoming increasingly slow. The past few week were pretty bad and I am now realizing that my computer is continuously short on physical ...
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Is RAM upgrade worth it if I have an SSD already?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro. I had an SSD from my last computer which I formatted, installed into my Mac, and used as my one and only HD (I don't need that much space so I didn't opt to do the ...
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vm_compressor=VM_PAGER_DEFAULT in Yosemite caused freeze when physical memory was full

The memory compression caused frequently lag so I tried turning it off by using the command sudo nvram boot-args="vm_compressor=1" The lag was gone but I got crashing freeze when I opened some ...
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Temporarily disabling RAM to mimic a lower spec machine?

I've got two 2009 Macbooks. One has 4 gigs of RAM and runs os 10.10; one has 2 gigs and runs os 10.5. I'm considering upgrading the latter machine to Yosemite (10.10), but I'm worried that it will ...
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Ridiculously slow MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (I think mid 2012). About three months ago it started running really slow, so I renstalled the OS with a recovery partition. For a few weeks it ran very well with an overall very ...
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Apps still in Activity Monitor after being closed?

Everytime I open up Firefox and Photoshop CS on my macbook and close them up via the X button at the top left corner of their windows, their windows close but my macbook still lags and shows my memory ...
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force quit keyboard shortcut not working

While I can choose "force quit" from the Finder, I cannot: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc (this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC). ...
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How to disable disk cache in Yosemite

My MacBook constantly freezes because of using all RAM (8GB). The disk cache seems to be the cause. The command sudo purge only helps a little bit. In some older versions of OS X, my MacBook worked ...
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Discoveryd & LaunchServicesd Huge Memory Consumption

I have been troubleshooting why my Mac Mini is running slow and stumbled upon this: The memory usage is in the GB! On my MacBook the two processes take under 10 MB together. Why are these procs ...
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My RAM was bad (“three beeps” bad) until shuffled

I've got an early 2011 13" i7 MBP, OS X 10.10.3 (the public beta version before the one released last night) with 10 GB of RAM – one of the original 2 GB modules in the bottom slot and an 8 GB module ...
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Macbook Pro (5.1 Model Late 2008) 16GB RAM upgrade

Can I add 16GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro (5.1 model, late 2008) running at 1333 DIMMs?
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Why is “Spotlight Web Content” using so much VRAM and CPU?

Why is “Spotlight Web Content” using so much (32.56 GB) virtual RAM and CPU (up to 122.41% apparently)? More interestingly, how can I prevent it from doing so? I am running this MacBook Pro with 4GB ...
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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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Performance issues, can I recover memory?

In the past month I am having some serious performance issues with my MacBook Pro (2008 model). From the activity monitor, I get that the CPU usage is low (25%), disk usage is low (256 GB SSD drive, ...
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How to solve Yosemite massive memory leak?

I am experiencing a massive memory leak in Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C2513). I have 16 GB of RAM and the used memory rise to circa 15 GB in ~3 hours. Top applications usage is relatively low, circa 200 MB ...
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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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16G memory or an SSD to upgrade a Macbook? [duplicate]

I'm deciding on whether to spend the money to upgrade my RAM or add an SSD to my Macbook Pro. Here's the stats... Early 2011 MacBookPro8,1 i7 2.7Ghz 8G RAM STBD1000400 Seagate Hybrid 1TB drive I ...
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Process: kernel_task over 700mb memory

Anyone knows how do I solve high memory consumption of the process "kernel_task" ? I tried to delete .plist files from folder bellow, but the problem still continue My Mac: Macmini6,1 ...
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Using 2133 ram on mid macbook 2012

To be more specific, i'm thinking on buying this ram for my mid 2012 macbook pro. According to this post it seems possible to run 2133, though i'm still not sure if it's really running 2133 and would ...
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MacBook Pro is slow, will adding RAM help?

I have an early 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I have used it a lot and at the moment and for a while now it is quite slow. I need to use various applications like Mathematica (for which it is quite slow if I ...
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Is there a Mac OS X Terminal version of the “free” command in Linux systems?

On Linux, I often use the free command to see the current amount of free and used memory in the system. For example: $ free total used free shared buffers cached ...
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Macbook Pro 13 in, 16GB Ram, i7 3.1, 512 GB Flash Storage Purchase [closed]

I recently purchased the Macbook Pro 13 in (Early 2015) model, with specs in the title. I was wondering if this is good purchase for a power user who does software engineering, UI / UX Design, ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina display?

I bought a Macbook Pro with Retina display (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB ...
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MBP with Serial ATA hard drive vs PCIe-based flash storage

I am not sure how much logical my question is but I am planing to purchase MBP for the first time and looking at the options I have in place, I am all confused. I am looking at these 2 options ...
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Is the CT3309352 Crucial memory the same as CT2K4G3S1067M?

I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks. The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only ...
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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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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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Upgrade RAM or switch to SSD? [closed]

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro (2.4Ghz) with 4GB of RAM (2x2) and a 250GB hard drive that's about 85% full. It's been running pretty sluggishly lately even for basic tasks. It is 5 years old, but a new ...
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Confusion about recommended clock speed

Recently I have been facing issues with multitasking with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) and decided to upgrade my RAM. Now, my laptop currently has 2-2GB DDR3 1333 MHz for a total of 4GB. I ...