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I believe "NO" is also an answer :( The physical and design of the discrete (AMD in your case, nVidia in other MBPs) is such that their VRAM is on separate bus connected only to the GPU. The IGPs (which are part of the CPU's die, ie. physical chip) shared the DRAM of the computer. That is where the term "shared" memory comes in, because the CPU and IGP ...


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One other thing you can do to free up space is remove GarageBand and all of its sound loops and content. Of course, this will make it impossible to use GarageBand, and if you have used any of that content with other programs, like iMovie, it will be gone from them as well. But if you don't care about this content, removing it can free several gigabytes of ...


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So, it this is not a direct answer to your question because it is kind of a work around. I totally agree with not having / wanting to spend more than you initially should have, but I think we need to start changing our mindset a bit. PC's and MAC's alike are coming with less internal storage options and somewhat force you to rely on the cloud and / or ...


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I run three ubuntu VM, light garage band or Logic Pro and Safari, FaceTime and Apple productivity apps on the 2015 MacBook - base model, base storage, base RAM. You'll have significant CPU hogs choosing Chrome over Safari (in general), Skype over iMessage and Office over Apple's Apps. Whatever Mac you push with that workload will become thermally ...


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Memory Pressure is a better indicator of the health of the virtual memory system than the traditional UNIX measure of free, inactive and active pages. For a brush up on the previous measure, have a read at: Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources? Now, the caching of files is drawn as a good thing (green memory pressure) and you will only see the ...


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I have a 2006 Mac Pro 16 gig of ram 2 5355 quad core Intel processors 10.5 terabytes of storage and running yosamite using refit running Snow Leopard,lion,Mavericks,Windows XP, windows 7 ,Windows Vista ,and windows xp media media machine runs like new without SSD all these upgrades for very cheap and well worth it i use this machine to run Pro Tools 11 it ...


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Instead of obsessing about eking out every last wasted megabyte, (I used to be this way,) you can replace the internal SSD with one of larger size, (up to 1TB @ $500,) and retain the smaller one in an external enclosure to connect with USB. Depending on the model of MBA and your budget, this can be an attractive and fear-easing decision, leaving you with ...


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Because they want to make more money by having you pay for more ram. I work with windows all the time. I have a dual boot on my mac. The mac end only sees 8gb of ram installed but windows utilizes all 16. hardware that meets the specifications required will work in the hardware world. It is the software that determines how it's utilized. Trust me I build ...


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It supports up to 512MB on 13" models. I'm afraid if your model is 15" or 17" there's nothing you can do. Oh wait, your last chance is to upgrade (coming this fall) to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan which includes Metal, a new graphic framework. I have El Captain Beta installed and the allocated GPU memory went from 1024 MB (in Yosemite) to 1536 MB.


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kernel_task is, in effect, 'the operating system'. Every process hangs from it, it's at the top of the entire tree of what processes are running on your machine. Run Activity Monitor [Applications > Utilities] From the View menu select 'All Processes, Hierarchically' Switch to the memory tab Click the Memory column until the arrow points down You can now ...


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Are these numbers to be expected nowadays? Every new OS needs more RAM on its own than the older ones. That's because developers are always adding new features, which means they will need more RAM. So yes, 1.5 GB RAM only for the system is absolutely normal, Windows 10 for example even needs 2 GB. I have always upgraded my Late 2008 Notebook to ...


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I had exactly this same problem upon upgrading to Mavericks. Unfortunately, you're going to find that 4GB is on the knife's edge of barely being able to run the system at all - note how you already have compressed memory despite not running anything. Apple needs to be smacked around for this, but unfortunately, it is what it is. The first thing you need to ...


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I too experience this issue, adding more RAM will fix this problem. SSD is not necessary.


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The RAM you listed there will work perfectly fine. Whenever buying RAM just make sure you have the correct type (DDR3 in your case) and the correct speed (1333 MHz or PC10666 in your case). It won't 'break' your MacBook but instead it just won't boot if you have the incorrect type or speed of RAM in your MacBook. RAM has no saved state when turning your ...


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It's very unlikely that bad RAM will "break" your MacBook. However, it may not boot with bad RAM installed, but putting the original RAM back in should allow it to function properly again. Really, as long as the RAM is made for Mac, has the right form-factor and specs, and is returnable, I'd give it a try.


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I've seen this ever since Safari 8 on OS X 10.9.5, OS X 10.10.x all versions with Safari 8 and sadly in Safari 9 on all El Capitan betas to date, too. The Safari memory leak in my case is severe and Safari has to be completely quit & restarted often. It only seems to happen if you tend to have a few windows open a lot, which you "reuse"; but overall, ...


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I would connect that Mac to another running back and copy any files that are not backed up. Then I would then erase the hard drive/ partition and reinstall whatever operating system I wanted to run on it.


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The RAM speed won't be a problem, the system will detect the speed of the RAM and run it at the maximum compatible speed. Hard drives also won't be a problem. (you will want to do a "fresh" install of the operating system) As for the RAM voltage, I think that would be a problem. I'm not completely sure though. Whatever you do, make sure you run the Apple ...


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If they physically fit and pass the Apple Hardware Test, they are 100% compatible. Whether they are legit Crucial products is mainly determined by where you purchased them. If you got them online from Amazon or something, they're most likely legit.


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The MacBook Pro (MC700) early 2011 supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAMs. Check the sticker on the RAM-module or on the packaging if it fits. Here is a link to all compatible modules with product numbers. If they fit formally and physically put them in and run the Apple Hardware Test/extended memory test.


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In OSX Mavericks, I had also turned off VM compression (via the vm_compressor=1 boot-arg & reboot), because it seemed implicated in some very sluggish sessions when using a high-RAM VMWare Fusion guest. Everything seemed to work fine in Mavericks, no compression but still the expected paging. After upgrading to OSX Yosemite (10.10.4), I was getting ...



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