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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How can I reduce the size of the Mail app on my iPhone 5 - it continues to grow

How can I reduce the size of the Mail app on my iPhone 5 - it continues to grow. I have two email accounts on my iPhone: Cox and Gmail. Each accounts have few messages in their respective Inbox. ...
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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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iOS storage disappearing

I've got an iPhone 5s 8gb with about 1.4gb of free storage. Within the last week this storage goes down to zero multiple times a day just through normal use. When this happens iOS "cleans" all apps ...
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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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Would adding RAM to 2009 imac improve performance

Since I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard, my 24 inch 2009 2.93 Ghz imac has been quite slow. It's slow to open up programs and slow in general. Currently the imac only has the 4Gb of RAM that ...
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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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Will this RAM work for me? (Late 2009 iMac)

I have a 27-inch iMac late 2009 desktop computer and i'm looking to upgrade my ram. The best RAM I can find is a Kingston 2GB, DDR3-1066, PC3-8500, CL7, DIMM. What I currently have is 4GB 1067 MHz ...
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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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Macbook pro doesn't want to start, “no RAM installed” beeps (1 every 5 seconds)

hello everyone, i have a problem with my Macbook Pro :( Everything was working fine until yesterday. But i can't start it anymore, a "beep" tone appeared, once every 5 seconds. According to the ...
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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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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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What is wired memory?

I'm trying to figure out what is using all of the memory in my Macbook Pro running OS X Lion. I have 8 GB of memory total. When I quit all active programs except Finder and Activity Monitor, then run ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Pro RAM upgrade is causing beeping sound?

I just upgraded the RAM in my MacBook Pro (15" 2 GHz Intel Core i7 - early 2011 model) from two 2gb modules to two 4gb modules. Started up just fine and ran great for about 10 minutes. Then the screen ...
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Is 8gb of RAM in one memory slot possible for a mid-2009 2.53GHz MacBookPro5,4?

I have a mid-2009 2.53GHz MacBookPro5,4 and recently bank 1 stopped recognizing any ram installed in the slot (similar to this issue https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4263981). I originally ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Does use of memory with timing CL=10 instead of Apple used CL=11 slow my Mac down?

After reading Why is 8GB, Ballistix 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module showing as not compatible with Macbook Pro mid 2012? on the Crucial forum, and the response from Crucial: use our ...
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Normal websites use large amounts of RAM

Lately, on my MacBook Pro, visiting webpages has started to consume large amounts of RAM. Visiting websites like Stack Overflow, golang.org, golang playground, or gnu website causes my computer to ...
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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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Do Mac Pros use NUMA?

Does Mac OS X make use of NUMA on Mac Pros with two (or more) CPUs?
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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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Can I put this RAM into my iMac 27" mid 2010? (Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9)

I have an aluminium iMac (from mid/late 2010 I believe). I want to upgrade the memory from 4gb to 8 or 16. I'm no hardware guy, but from the info I read it would appear I can upgrade to any SO-DIMM ...
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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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Can a 2009 MacBook Pro use more memory than Apple's 'maximum RAM' figure of 8 GB?

I have a 2009 MBP with 8GB of RAM. I run Windows under Parallels pretty much all the time (I use Visual Studio for work). I recently installed an SSD to speed it up a bit and its running beautifully. ...
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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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Why is Java using so Much Real Memory?

Java is consistently listed as using 700MB of real memory. That is a nice chunk of change on my 4GB iMac. I don't even know that I am running a Java Application, ever. Any ideas?