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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Will Early 2009 iMac accept faster-than-spec RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the RAM on my Early 2009 iMac from 4GB to 8GB. According to the memory specifications it accepts PC3-8500 204-pin SO-DIMMs. However, will the iMac accept faster RAM (e.g. ...
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Can I use DDR3 1600MHz RAM in a Mac instead of 1067MHz?

I'm trying to get a 16 GB (2x of 8 GB) RAM to boost my computer, even though Apple says that it's only 8 GB on macs, but we know Apple is wrong on that. However, when I searched the online shopping ...
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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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Why is softwareupdated taking up all my memory?

The process softwareupdated seems to be taking up way too much memory. It can take up to 400 MB RAM sometimes. I can't nail down what is causing this to happen, so I've been watching my console ...
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Chrome kills my 16gb ram new iMac but runs fine on 2gb 5yr old Air?

I like using Chrome as it has a lot of the plugins I need for Web Dev. However, it kills my new iMac - having more than 6 tabs open affects the performance dramatically. Oddly enough this does not ...
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Not getting to boot! [closed]

Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 RAM to 8 GB and I had random restarts. So I did a safe boot and everything was fine, two days later the same thing happened again and the again it was ...
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kernel_task filling up disk

Something weird just happened. I got a warning that my disk was running out of space. I knew that it had like 15GB free before and wondered where all the free space went. I checked Activity Monitor ...
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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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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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Xcode uses 600 MB–800 MB memory when idle

Xcode 5 is the only IDE I use for everything. It's best for debugging C++ programs. The only problem is that I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2012) and only 4 GB RAM. Xcode hogs all the memory all the time. ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 can support 16GB 1600Mhz RAM [closed]

I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB 1600Mhz of RAM. I want to know if it is possible before buying something incorrectly. My macbook model is MD322LL/A A1286.
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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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is 8GB enough for iOS dev and occasional VM?

I'm going to buy a rMBP 13'' (i5, 256gb) exclusively for iOS\OSX development. I might run a windows VM occasionally (visual studio). I plan on keeping it for ~2-3 years. Should I go for the default ...
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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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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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Where is the mount point and format of the iOS memory when it is plugged in a mac?

I would like to do manual changes to my iOS iPhone, and I would like to know if it is possible to plug the iOS into a mac, find the mount point and /dev/disk<number> and then cd to it and do ...
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Replaced RAM and now web browser flickers

I have a Macbook Pro 13-in. mid-2012, OS X Yosemite 1010.3. I recently upgraded the RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB using Apple's guidelines: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1270 After replacing the ...
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Why does the iMac not allow memory parity error checking?

Based on this Apple support page, the iMacs (in particular the 2014 5K I just ordered) do not support parity checking on the memory. From other articles, it appears ECC is not supported either. I ...
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Will upgrading RAM on my Macbook Pro significantly improve speed?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13, 2.5 GHZ, non-retina, with 4 GB RAM, running Mavericks. I occasionally get the swirling beach ball when running various applications, such as XCode and iPhoto (not ...
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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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OS X - See memory usage per app?

Is there a way to see memory usage per app in OS X (I am using Mavericks)? (Edit: That is, I want to see the total memory consumed by each app, including its child processes.) The Activity Monitor ...
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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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Why is my MacBook Pro already using swap memory?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro 13" with 8 GB of memory. Lately my MacBook Pro uses swap memory, when it has enough free memory. Is this normal and can I do something about it? Also when I only have ...
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How do I check my Mac's RAM?

I know there is MemTest86+ for PCs, but what can I use to see if my RAM is actually good in an Apple product? Whether it's a MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro? What symptoms would show that RAM is ...
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Upgrade or replace early 2008 Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro that I use for research involving a lot of statistical computing. Some of this requires a decent amount of memory (storing hundreds of thousands of iterations of ...
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Can a MacBook Pro13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 use CL9 memory reliably?

Looking for a memory upgrade for a macbook pro 13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, The Apple specifications call for CL11 RAM. The question is if it will work fine with a CL9 memory so I can take ...
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iOS 8: Prevent Safari Mobile from reloading tabs by default

When switching between tabs in Safari Mobile -- Even within a few seconds -- Safari will automatically reload the tab. This will happen more frequently between sessions: Switching between Safari ...
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How do I remove Podcasts from IOS Podcast app

I've been using the IOS Podcast app and I'm trying to remove podcast from it. I had subscribed to a podcast, but now I unsubscribed and deleted the episodes. It still shows up in my podcast menu ...
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Install application on external SSD and load from external SSD to RAM?

I want to install some applications on an external SSD attached via a USB 3.0 interface. As I know from the apple site, I can move my iTunes and photo library to an external drive. (support apple ...
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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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Photos and storage [duplicate]

when I clicked on my photos icon today a dialogue box popped up that i don't have enough storage on this device, would i like to optimize? or something like that. I clicked optimize (even though I ...
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Weird storage declaration from my computer

With no good reason I had a look at my computer's storage going on the apple and About this Mac. Here is the display: The pink bar doesn't make much sense. It obviously does not represent the ...
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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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Option/speed Q's about best configs to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro 8-core to SSD

I'm a first-timer on here. I too have an early 2008 MacPro 8-core 2.8ghz with 16gbRam and stock Radeon 2600 Vcard. It's fairly well configured, but I'm sure that can improve response for a reasonable ...
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how can i extend my 8gb memory space on iphone 5c

Can i use an external USB (like an OTG for androids) on iphone 5c along with an usb adapter(lightning to micro usb port)? Can iphones read external USB devices?
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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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High memory usage, macbook pro retina feeling sluggish

My Macbook Pro Retina seems to be feeling sluggish and I don't think it should at all. I'm running: photoshop, 1080p movie on VLC plugged into a Thunderbolt Display. Looking at the activity monitor ...
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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, ...
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Speed of Ram via serial Number

Is it possible to tell the speed of R.A.M of a Mac Mini by the serial number, and if so where would one do that? I need to know whether or not a Mac Mini is specifically Pc3-8500 through the serial ...
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MacBook Air (OSX 10.7.5, 2gb RAM, 1.5gb free storage) constantly running out of RAM with only browser open

I have a 4 year old MacBook Air which has been fantastic until recently. It is really struggling to run any program. Right now I have about 5 Chrome tabs open and it is struggling to keep up with the ...
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2 ram sticks not working toghether

I have a weird problem on my mid 2013 27" imac. A few days ago, I started getting kernel panics and crashes every few minutes. After discarding software issues, I started testing the ram sticks. I ...
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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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Is there a peak RAM age?

I'm using a MacBook Pro upgraded to 8GB of RAM. I have an app called Memory Clean in my menu bar that shows how much unused RAM is available. Recently, (about 9 months since RAM installed) I noticed ...
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What makes OSX say that it's low free space on the boot volume for the program memory?

I had 3 GB of free space on my 32G SSD drive when I decided to do an index rebuild in my apple mail. It ate up all the free space. I connected an external drive and moved some applications to free up ...
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Which upgrades to my iMac 2011 will improve performance the most?

I have started a job that will require processing of large datasets using python and ArcMap (separately and in conjunction with ArcMap). I have a 2011 27" iMac with the 3.1 Mhz i5 (3rd generation I ...
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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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Fully upgraded MBA or MBP (13")? [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first macbook and I am unsure which one to buy. I will use my laptop while travelling mostly next year on my working holiday visa for general purposes (web browsing, watching ...
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Troubleshooting a slow Mac - OSX 10.9.5

My 2012 MacBook Pro 15", OS X 10.9.5, 2.6GHz i7, 16gb ram, 750gb hdd, has been acting very slow recently. Starting up takes a long time, not only for the login screen to show (if starting up from ...
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2010 Macbook Pro keeps crashing in Adobe - does it need more video memory?

We have a late 2010 Macbook Pro 15, 8gb memory, 512mb video. When we have more than one Adobe product open (And sometimes only one product) the computer will freeze. Our designer who uses the computer ...