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You can try the memory_pressure command. See the following output of my system (i5, 4 Gb RAM): The system has 2147483648 (524288 pages with a page size of 4096). Stats: Pages free: 90009 Pages purgeable: 139593 Pages purged: 7496548 Swap I/O: Swapins: 470466 Swapouts: 530913 Page Q counts: Pages active: 407739 Pages inactive: 148277 Pages ...
Compiling takes CPU even if pure OSX so in a VM will take all the CPU. Fan working and hot is not an issue - it will happen (try compiling gcc under OSX on an i7 CPU all 8 threads will be running for several minutes) I would although give more memory to the VM To see what is taking CPU you need to look at Activity Monitor in OSX (which will show Parallels ...
Yes, you can do this with disk utility. When you try to access the FileVault encrypted disk it will prompt for a password. You can then select it as the source for a restore to another drive.
Short answer to your question is YES. But why would you limit the memory given the price of modules today? According to Everymac.com, your "official" max is 16GB, however you can go all the way up to 32GB. I personally used Crucial memory modules in my iMac and MacBook Pro with no problems I would go with 4 8GB RAM Modules (or 2 16GB kits)
I do not know which program you used to generate the output in the screenshot, but assuming it outputs the ordinary figures such as for example Activity Monitor or top would do - the reason for the seemingly erraneous swap usage is simply one of time. Imagine that a process on your Mac allocates 12 GB of RAM. The system hasn't got 12 GB of free RAM, so it ...
This is all anecdotal, tested using a sample size of 2, so barely counts as experiment... Restart the Mac, it's been up 12 days. That would be fine for a machine with a lot of RAM, but it's going to hit a low RAM machine harder. I'd say the simple solution would be to double the RAM. Two of the machines here are always on, the one with only 10GB RAM used ...
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