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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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How to empty file cache on Mac 10.9.3

I have a macbook pro running osx 10.9.3 with 8 GB of RAM I use an app which monitors my RAM and displays it in the menu bar, and after copying several large files onto my mac from an external drive ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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Distribute Blender rendering to two computers

I have two computers Macbook Pro Intel i7 2.9GHz with 8GB of ram PC with Intel i5 2.5GHz and 8GB of ram Is it possible to distribute Blender rendering to use both of these computers? Currently ...
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Unable to open file because startup disk is full

I was trying to open my excel file from my disk-based thumb drive when i got the following error message I proceeded to make space on my hard drive by emptying my recycle bin and deleting some ...
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How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

I followed the suggestion to disable compressed memory, now I want to get it back. I checked the code, it was 4 before disabling. So, I tried: sudo nvram boot-args="vm_compressor=4" That was not ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks?

Is there any way to disable memory compression in Mavericks? Ever since I upgraded, my Minecraft server has been using ludicrous amounts of CPU time and choking. I'd like to test without compressed ...
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Mid 2011 iMac 27 inch 1 TB hard drive partitioned 50% Mac and 50% Win 7 bootcamp [duplicate]

Bought iMac from new. Works perfectly and installed bootcamp by dividing the 1TB drive 50/50. iMac came with 4GB RAM. Made enquiries and have found that there are 4 memory slots. Kept the 4GB and ...
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Lightest way to run Google Hangouts Chrome app on Mac

I recently transitioned to Safari because I'm really tired of how Chrome hogs memory and drains my battery like crazy. The only thing that has been keeping the Chrome icon open is the Hangouts plugin. ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : ...
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Troubleshooting slow mac

We've got a Macbook which we are looking to replace its a 2008 alu unibody model with the 2.0 GHz CPU. Rcently Ie noticed it is running really slow. I run quite a few programs at the same time on it ...
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Conflicting max ram spec for Macbook pro - which is right?

I'm looking to upgrade the ram in a 2012 Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (most update to date model at time of writing). The two specs I've seen are max 8GB, and the other max spec I've seen is 16GB. ...
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282 views

Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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How to limit the amount of memory that OS X uses?

In linux, one can use the mem=xxxx boot argument to specify how much memory the OS can use. For example, if you say mem=2048 the OS will believe that your computer has 2048 GB of ram regardless of ...
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Can't enable swapping in mac os x 10.8.3

some time ago a disabled swap. I need to enable it now and i was not managed to do it with help of sudo launchctl load -wF /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist & reboot ...
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Memory usage classification under Darwin (Mac OS X 10.8)

on Mac OS X using Memory Clean, I can behold this memory usage stats chart: While the meaning of active and free seems to be clear, what do "wired" and "inactive" memory refer to?
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Can you combine ECC and Non-ECC RAM in the same system (Mid 2012 Mac Pro)? Obviously the DDR number is the same, as is the speed (DDR3 1066MHz)

I have 2 Mac Pros that I need to be at 4GB RAM each, one currently has 6GB with 3x 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC and the other has 3GB with 3x 1GB 1066MHz DDR3. I know in an ideal world you shouldn't mix ...
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Mac suddenly says I'm out of space, and terminal says low on swap space

I'm running a pretty dated Mac but its what I have and can't afford throwing hardware at the issue. I am on Mac 10.6.8 Suddenly Terminal says Terminal has detected the system is running low on ...
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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Increase video memory on integrated GPU?

My laptop has an integrated GPU, but no discrete GPU. It is a MacBook Pro so I am running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My CPU is Intel second-gen i5, and my GPU is the Intel HD 3000. The way that ...
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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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Difference in RAM speed (533MHz vs. 667) for an older iMac

I have an iMac (late 2006 Core 2 Duo model) that originally came with two 512MB DDR2 533MHz for a total of 1 Gig. About 2 years ago, I replaced one of them with a 2GB DDR2 800MHz. Now, I have recently ...
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how to check of RAM Slot is broken

I noticed that my MacBook Pro 5,5 middle 2009 is very slow so i thought i had some malicious software in it but today i went to check something about the hardware in the computer under "About this ...
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Troubleshooting Mid 2007 iMac RAM upgrade

I am trying to install new RAM in my friends iMac, something I have done several times before. We unplugged the computer before performing the upgrade, used anti static wrist bands, and yes the memory ...
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What is required to make RAM modules fully compatible with each other?

Two questions: Can one memory module be better than the other, if both are at the same speed (667 MHz) and both are DDR2? I'm asking this because I found two modules with identical specifications, ...
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What is Wired RAM on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wired Memory vs. Active Memory in OS X On the iMac I use, on the activity monitor, there are 4 different usages of the RAM: Free - Fairly self explanatory. Wired - ...
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How can a program open a folder?

I was trying to digest the info at Windows memory management revealed part one, part two but anyway on to the question. The website introduces a program called Process Explorer, and in the download ...
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RAM speed issue on MacBook Pro

I upgraded the RAM for my old, mid 2009 MacBook Pro. As I couldn't find 1066 MHz RAM, I bought two 4GB DDR 1333 MHz RAM modules. They are recognized by the MacBook, but it didn't work well and the ...
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Will more RAM speed up my computer if I already have some free at all times?

Oftentimes when I'm running a virtual machine, my computer feels as slow as molasses. I'd like to speed it up by adding more RAM but even when my VM is running, I seem to always have half a gigabyte ...
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Why would installing 8GB in a Macbook Pro crash Windows 7 (running under Bootcamp)?

I bought a MacBook Pro earlier this year (Early 2011 model), with i7 and 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB). This was to be used as my work computer, running Windows 7 most of the time. This setup has worked great ...
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i386 MacMini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I do use MacMini having Core2Duo Processor ( 2.4 Ghz ). I am going to upgrade RAM of my MacMini. Currently It has 2 slots of RAM memory. It has 2GB right now. 1GB per slot. I am going to buy a new 4GB ...
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Will Mac RAM work on a PC?

I have some Mac RAM at school that is not being used. It has never been opened before, and one of the PC's needs a little extra. Will putting Mac RAM in be an issue? The RAM also is not labelled, how ...
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Macbook: Problem with ram or L bracket after ram update

I just updated the RAM on my MacBook from 1GB to 4GB. When I close it up, put the battery back in and start it the sleep lamp only blinks. When I remove the battery and ram/L bracket and only use ...
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RAM in MacBook air

I'm looking At buying a MacBook air - most likely the 13" model and unfortunately without spending a lot more money I cant get 4GB of RAM in store. Obviously I can 'build' one on the apple store but ...
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What is inactive memory and how can I use it?

I use a MacBook with 2 Go of RAM. iStats Menu 3 shows me that I have 500 Mb of "inactive memory". When my "disponible memory" (it does not include this inactive memory) is very low, the Mac starts to ...
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Macbook : Replacing RAM while on hibernate?

Although it is implied that all the content in memory is written to the hard drive under forced hibernation (using pmset), I'm still unsure whether it is safe to upgrade my macbook's memory during ...
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Max amount of RAM for Macbook?

How is it possible to find out the maximum amount of RAM compatible with my Macbook?
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Macbook 2.1 maximum RAM?

I have a white macbook 2.1 model running 1,83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo...apple is setting a limit of 2Gb RAM on the specific model while some users claiming that up to 3Gb of memory can be usable is there ...
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Upgrading memory on the mac - how to solve problems that may arise

The info I could find from Apple about this, helps nothing and Apple Brazil doesn't sell memory (despite being at least 3x more expensive than regular Apple) so I don't know how to buy official ...
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Would a Macbook Air (2010) be able to use a 8GB RAM module once one exists? [closed]

I'm considering buying a new Macbook Air (2010) but it seems to only have a single RAM slot (for a PC3-8500 DDR3 SODIMM). As I require 8GB for my current MBP not to slow to a crawl with some of my ...
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Software that test your memory in Mac?

I just bought some more Ram but the computer hangs up on and off. Are there any software that test RAM and see if they are corrupted or intact? I've got a Macbook Pro.
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How much more memory can I put in this new Mac mini?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Mac-Mini-1-66GHz-Core-Duo-1GB-80GB-/110578889116?pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Desktops_CV#ht_1853wt_1137 So I was thinking of buying the cheapest Mac to build iPhone apps. And I ...
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Mac OS X RAM Space Virtually Disappearing?

I have no idea why but I frequently find myself only having ~40MB of RAM left on my MacBook Pro. This is quite strange as I do not have a lot of things open. I only have: Chrome: 15 tabs Skype ...
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iMac mid-2010 memory upgrade

I want to upgrade memory in my mid-2010 21.5" iMac. I've found that Kingston 2GB module with product ID KVR1333D3S9 is available at my local store, and want to buy it. iMac mid 2010 memory ...