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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 ...


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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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