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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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How accurate is the leaks command for detecting real memory leaks?

leaks is a simple UNIX program built into macOS, which is intended to help developers find memory leaks. According to the man page: leaks identifies leaked memory -- memory that the application has ...
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error code 4SNS/1/40000000:VDOR-17.546

i have some questions about my Macbook pro late 2011 nacOS High Sierra 8 gb ram with 750 gb HDD Q1: my mac performance slow, i do a test and got 2 codes 4SNS/1/40000000: VD0R-17.552, 4SNS/1/40000000: ...
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is this swap memory use normal?

I got myself a m1 macbook air with 8 gb of ram Ive been using it for a month now and noticed that my swap usage is unusally high, is that something to worry about? As you can see from the screenshot ...
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Exploring RAM contents

I would like to explore the contents of the RAM my application is using? I would like to see if I can find that string I allocated. Any suggestions to print out the entire contents of my application's ...
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Will an iPad with more RAM experience fewer app suspensions? [closed]

My workflow requires me to frequently switch back and forth between Google Docs and other apps and this leads to my Google doc being repeatedly closed. My understanding is that the cause is “app ...
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Upgrading MacBook Pro mid-2009 RAM

I'm trying to upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 8GB (2x4 GB), but somehow when I install the new cards I got the 3 beeps + 5 seconds pause. The 4GB cards were already working in another early 2011 MacBook. ...
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I MUST know the amount of RAM in the iPad before buying. What are my options? [closed]

In the official iPad page, no information is currently provided about the amount of RAM available for any of the iPad devices. I called Apple just now and the engineer with whom I spoke said that he ...
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Is there a way to set the disk caching behavior on macOS?

I have an 8GB RAM MacBook Pro that struggles under my workload and I regularly have yellow memory pressure. I do notice that during these times, the disk caching (i.e. 'Cached Files') is taking up ~...
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Sound crackled on Macook pro 16" - How to fix it?

On my macbook pro 16" with Big Sur 11.1, I have since a relative long time a problem with my speakers. If I don't reboot during multiple days, when I listen to music with "Musique" ...
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update_dyld_sim_shared_cache is taking up a lot of memory

I just noticed that update_dyld_sim_shared_cache is taking up 5.5GB of memory. It is significantly slowing down my MacBook. Would it be safe to force quit this? I am using macOS Big Sur Version 11.1
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MacVim's Python processes populate Activity Monitor and take 99% CPU

Every time I open up MacVim, a Python process starts up. After exiting the program, they remain running. Opening up MacVim a second time will produce another Python process. What do I do to stop this? ...
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16 GB enough ram for my use case?

Is 16gb ram enough on macbook pro 16 inch for my use case? I just purchased a 2019 refurbished 16 inch pro last night to replace my current 2011 iMac (24 gb ram 2.7 GHz i5). I thought I only had 16 gb ...
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What is storagekitd?

I'm actually surprised I'm asking this as I would've thought there'd be something online regarding what this process is. I apologize if I didn't search hard enough... I'm curious to know what exactly ...
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Mac Book won't install software

I just recently replaced the drive in my MacBook Pro and after partitioning the drive, formatting it correctly, and multiple attempts to install it the process won't complete. When going through the ...
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Is there a technical reason that new (Apple Silicon) Macs need less RAM?

I typically don't upgrade my MacBook Pro until I can buy a machine with at least twice the RAM. (I rarely find the CPU to be the primary limitation of any machine I use.) When Apple released a ...
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Would it be more beneficial to run apps on a separate User Account or create profiles within an app?

I am somewhat turning my MacBook Pro into an Apple TV alternate. Considering macOS's Fast User Switching, I was wondering if it might be more beneficial, in terms of CPU/RAM, to dedicate certain apps ...
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iris pro graphics 1536 allocated memory is always full on my macbook 15 2015

I am having a problem with my second-hand MacBook pro 15 2015, I got it second hand and already updated to big sur 11.0. the problem I have is jankiness in web scrolling and a lot of times, I get lags ...
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Running out of application memory on Macbook Pro 2015/Sierra 10.12.6

I'm constantly running out of application memory on Macbook Pro 2015/Sierra 10.12.6. This problem happens every few minutes. I have tried restarting several times using the specific method described ...
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Why does my Mac use so much swap space?

Examining htop on iTerm2, I'm finding that my machine is maxing out swap space while leaving ~4GB of normal RAM. Why?! This seems like it's going to really slow up my machine. What's going on here? Is ...
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Mixed RAM in iMac 27-inch 2020 i5

Can an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020, i5) with 2x4Gb 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM be updated with 2x4Gb 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM (from an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)? If yes, it is my understanding that the iMac ...
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When memory usage is too high for too long, macOS becomes unresponsive while finder, dock and menu bar continually open and crash

Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73) MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 32 GB RAM While Chrome chews through memory, it seems to somehow do this through kernel_task. Eventually (after a few ...
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How can I run a 2010 iMac 21.5” without a graphics card?

My ATI Radeon graphics card has crashed, which stops my iMac 2010 from booting, except in safe mode. There is an excellent post elsewhere on the site by @historystamp, which gives instructions on how ...
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Reuse a SSD MZ-JPV1280/0A4 as external SSD

I have a 128GB SSD Samsung Model MZ-JPV1280/0A4 from my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina and I would like to reuse it in my new PC (ASUS Vivobook Pro, with Core i7 7th Gen, Nvidia GTX 1050, 16GB RAM) where i ...
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Does anyone REALLY knows what does Other actually contains on a Mac and how to clear it? [duplicate]

Please, don't mark this post as a duplicate! I already checked all the same posts about this topic on this website and can say that all answers really answer nothing. I have 256gb SSD, and 85 (!!!) of ...
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Upgrading RAM with 2 different memory modules

I have recently upgraded the RAM of my Macbook Pro mid 2012 which initially has 2GB & 2GB in the slots to 2GB & 8GB. Now, I have a 10GB RAM in it. After a day of upgrading, I noticed that the ...
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External SSD contains GBs of memory even after data is removed from it

Just bought a new Samsung T7 SSD 1TB which I'm using for my MacBook Air. Before I stored anything on it, space was 1TB, after storing around some files of around 2GBs, things were okay. But once I ...
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Black Screen when Upgrading RAM in 2019 iMac

I bought the iMac with 8GB of RAM, 2x4GB SO-DIMMs. I wanted to upgrade to 128GB - 4 sticks of 32GB. I replaced the 8GB with 128GB (4x32GB). Same brand OWC, same power etc. If I only use 2x32GB, in ...
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YaraScanService makes my MacBook Pro slow [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to High Sierra and found out that it started working very slowly. As Activity Monitor says, the process YaraScanService is the one to blame. It's eating about 10GB ...
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syspolicyd taking large amounts of CPU, inactive RAM

Recently I noticed my CPU and temp would spike about every 10 minutes, and found the culprit to be syspolicyd. It adds about 50% of my RAM as inactive as well. I updated the operating system and any ...
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Appstoreagent causes Kernel Panics

So last week (shortly after upgrading to the OS 10.15.7) I started having kernel panics after a few minutes away from booting up. After looking all over I noticed in the Activity Monitor that ...
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macOS Catalina RAM usage - 2GB at boot?

I am trying to understand why my almost factory settings 13-inch MacBook Air 2017 with 8GB RAM available takes 2.3GB to just boot. The result is that if I start having Chrome+Dropbox+something to ...
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How do I optimize a Macbook Pro to run a particular tab of Chrome?

My work involves running a specialized Web application. I'm using Google Chrome on a Macbook Air laptop with 8 GB of RAM. With gmail open in one tab and this app open in another Chrome window, my Web ...
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Upgrading RAM, iMac 27'' 2019: Is it better to mix Apple/Crucial modules, or substitute all old modules with new ones?

In an ideal situation, if money is not an issue, what is a better option? I have an iMac 27" 2019, with 2x16 GB RAM original modules from Apple (2 slots occupied, 2 slots empty). Using the "...
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Can I run 2 16 Gig ram in my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

I am looking to increase the ram in myMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7. BANK 1/DIMM0: Size: 8 GB Type: DDR3 Speed: 1600 MHz Manufacturer: 0x80AD Part ...
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Ipad 10.2" for a PhD: 32 or 128 GB?

I hope this is the right community: I'm a first year PhD student in Mathematics, and I plan to buy an Ipad 10.2" with the Apple Pencil as I have seen that it can be quite useful to take notes ...
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Is it taxing on the mac computers' performance to have multiple user accounts and not log out of them?

I have separated my digital life into 2 user accounts on my macbook into work and personal. In order to switch between these two accounts more easily I usually lock the screen and switch to the other ...
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iMac beeps 3 times repeatedly when trying to boot up from a Mac OS X install DVD

I have another issue with my iMac, the issue is that it beeps 3 times and they repeat when I start up from a Mac OS X install disc. Recently, I inserted a Mac OS X install disc into my computer, and ...
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iMac 2020 RAM upgrade not working

I recently purchased a new RAM module for my new 2020 iMac. I went with this model from Crucial since it seemed to fit the specifications from Apple's website: https://www.crucial.com/memory/eol_ddr4/...
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Windows 10 native on Late 2008 unibody macbook RAM upgrade- surpassing maximum?

Background: I have installed Windows 10 natively (without bootcamp, but using drivers from the bootcamp package from the apple website) on a 5,1, Late 2008 unibody macbook that currently has 8gb of ...
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Does this usage pattern warrant getting more memory?

So this is about an old MacBook Pro - just old enough to have user replaceable memory. The memory usage usually stays in the green, but the size of the Cached Files + Memory Used usually adds up to ...
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Selling original RAM to OWC after installing an upgrade

I purchased a 27" iMac with 16GB RAM in April direct from Apple. I just upgraded the RAM to 64GB from OWC. They have an offer where they will buy back your original RAM within 60 days of your ...
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What is AXVisualSupportAgent, and why does it eat my RAM?

Since I fresh-installed macOS Catalina on my MacBook Pro, I've noticed a strange process called AXVisualSupportAgent slowly eating up my RAM little by little. Upon a fresh reboot it doesn't seem to be ...
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Does a factory reset also format device, or just delete and remove indexes?

I am just wondering when using the option erase all content and data how this is done from a system side, does it format a partition on the memory or does it just delete it remove indexes like a ...
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Reallocate space from others on mac

Whenever I delete something on my mac, the storage gets reallocated to Other instead of my mac. I deleted windows, games on steam, and space gets reallocated to Other. How do I recover the space ...
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MacBook Pro 15 uses 60+ GB of swap memory

So, today something quite weird happened. I was watching a video on my MacBook Pro, and I noticed the fans started to ramp up quite a bit. I didn't think too much of it at first, since it often ...
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Why is this Mac mini so slow?

To replace my mid-2011 iMac (12 GB RAM, 2.7 GHz i5, Radeon 512 MB), whose Radeon Graphics card is slowly passing away, I purchased a mid-2011 Mac mini (10 GB RAM, 2.5 i5, Radeon 256 MB) with same HD ...
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How do I get a single file that is 22GB onto a MS-DOS FAT 30GB memory stick?

A commenter has suggested that a MS-DOS FAT memory stick has a limit of 4GB for each file. I have a 22GB file that when moved or saved to the stick says it is 'too large for the format' of my 30GB ...
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MacbookPro 2018 13inch switches off frequently due to panic issue

My macbook pro 2018 is 13 inch model with 8GB RAM and 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor. When I am working on couple of application mainly chrome browser laptop will suddenly switched off. ...
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Types of memory: Why do private and shared not add up to real memory?

Answers to previous questions define types of real memory used by a process roughly as follows: Real memory: the amount of physical memory allocated to a process (eg the number of pages) Real shared ...
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Why is my 2016 iMac “Beach Balling” a lot after upgrading hardware?

I purchased this system in January, 2016. It says it is a "Late 2015" model. Apple Care told me it is the last generation compatible with non-matching RAM chip amounts so I left the Apple ...

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