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I think my swap memory is hitting its fullest and would like to know how to increase it.

I very often hit my 8GB RAM limits and my memory pressure (as seen in Active Monitor) goes red quite often. When that happens "Memory Used" and "Swap Used" are both almost 8GB, so I guess I would like the swap to be 16GB.

It's so easy to find this info for ubuntu but with OS X I only find links for "how to disable swap" which is not what I want at all.

P.S. Not rich enough to buy a macbook with 16GB RAM.

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    Not rich enough to buy a macbook with 16GB RAM why not just buy 16GB for the macbook you have now? Your preformance would increase noticabley if you stopped swapping... – Matt Clark Jan 7 '16 at 18:30
  • Only the hard drive is upgradable in my macbook. But even if it was upgradable it's still not what I have asked. – kiradotee Jan 7 '16 at 19:43
  • I don't think swap is limited to 8GB. What happens when you create even more processes? – Gilby Jan 13 '16 at 0:17

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