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Mac OS X Mavericks - IconServicesAgent memory usage started to grow (leaks?)

Recently I found that IconServicesAgent began to grow up to 130-200Mb but before it was max 6Mb.. As far as I remeber last things that I was installing were Vagrant and Virtualbox. Not sure that ...
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Decrease RAM frequency for older computer [on hold]

Does anyone know any software to decrease RAM frequency. I heard about Typhoon Burner, however I am looking for free solution to match speed of 8500s 1066mhz from DDR with speed of 1666mhz. I know ...
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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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OS X does not release external disk cache (in inactive memory)?

While I am using an/any application that does reading from an external disk, free memory continuously decreases and inactive memory increases by the same amount, which is aproximately the amount of ...
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Mac Rogue Process in Activity Monitor launchd/Installer eating up memory/cpu

So I have a process called Installer that eats up memory on my Mac OSX 10.9. It's called "Installer" which makes it hard to Google! Please see image: What could this be? It pops up intermittently ...
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Is there a way to manually tell OS X to allocate additional resources to processing for an app?

I know that in some cases, opening up multiple instances of an app will get the job done, but I'm looking for a way to essentially tell OSX: "If I'm running a process that will take awhile, and there ...
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Command to get associated threads for pid in OSX

In Linux I can use one of the following ps -p pid -L -o pid,tid,%cpu,%mem ps -C command -L -o pid,tid %cpu,%mem What is the equivalent command for OS X ?.
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How can I monitor memory usage of a process running from the terminal in OSX

I am running a command line utility called casperJS (installed via node npm) from the OSX terminal. It's a long running process and I'd like to see how much memory it is using, together with any ...
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Automatically perform actions upon memory usage of process?

I have a process, process_1, that normally uses a certain amount of memory but periodically jumps to a much higher amount. Whenever this happens, I'd like to force quit another process (process_2) and ...
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Is my swap space being over used in OS X in /private/var/swap?

I'm using Disk Inventory X to look at whats taking up the most disk space on my HD. I understand that private/var/vm/ is where the OS stores items when it goes into hibernate. I have 8GB of ram, but ...
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Purge command not authorized

I used to use the purge command in Terminal to flush my buffers on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012). Then, I upgraded to OSX Mavericks, and when I tried purge again, I got this output: Unable to purge disk ...
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OSX Mavericks using way too much RAM

I recently upgraded my mid-2011 15" MacBook Pro to OSX 10.9 Mavericks. Since then, my computer's RAM usage spikes to the point of making my computer unusable. Specifically, anywhere between a minute ...
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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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How does the 'memory clean' app work

I use the command line command purge to clean my memory for time to time when my machines running slow and i dont have the time to close down the machine, or close down key programs. I was trying to ...
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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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Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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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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How can I monitor the memory usage of a device driver on OSX?

I'm trying to track down a memory leak somewhere in my system and I've narrowed it down to a device driver. However, this driver doesn't show up in Activity Monitor or ps, or if it does its under a ...
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“Safari Web Content” process uses loads of memory even with a single tab open

When looking at OS X Activity Monitor under the "Real Mem" column, I frequently find a process called "Safari Web Content" using 1gig+ of memory. I understand that this happens when I open a lot of ...
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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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Do I have to reconfigure anything when upgrading my MacBooks RAM?

I have just upgraded my 2009 MacBook RAM from 2GB to 8GB. Everything works just fine whilst I am using it, things seem much snappier in general most of the time. The main problem occurs when I ...
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My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
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VirtualBox on OSX: host unbearably slow

Even though my mac is quite new and well equipped, using virtualbox slows it down to a crawl. Here's an example: With Virtualbox open, running a Windows XP guest: ➜ uptime 9:19 up 2 days, 17:28, ...
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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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Why does launchd keep killing processes

I've noticed my system.log is getting flooded with messages like this: May 5 12:56:08 macpro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.qtkittrustedmoviesservice[8568]): Exited: Killed: 9 May 5 12:56:08 ...
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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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How can I track and log CPU and memory usage on a Mac?

I know I can use Activity Monitor (as well as a slew of 3rd party applications) to monitor the usage of RAM and CPU on my Mac. However, I want to capture a log over an amount of time so that I can ...
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How can a computer/OS tell what kind of RAM is in the machine?

How can Mac OS X tell what kind of RAM is in the machine? For example I was working on one that had DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz and I thought it wasn't possible to know the RAM without physically opening the ...
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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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RAM as SSD in OSX

Let's say I have a Mac with 128GB of RAM and no SSD. Could I somehow configure OSX to use the RAM as an SSD, i.e. as part of a Fusion Drive? Note: manually making a Fusion Drive is described here: ...
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Mountain Lion Finder Memory Issues [closed]

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, I've been noticing that the Finder has a fondness of gobbling up multiple gigabytes of real memory. Although a quick relaunch gets it back down to <100 MB, this ...
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What ram to put in early 2008 mackbook 2x2gb for dual channel mode or 1 x 4gb & 1x2gb for 6gb total?

I mostly just use laptop for streaming movies and Iplayer, and the usual e-mail,facebook etc. 2x2gb to replace the existing 2x1gb is around £40, my question is really if 6gb is better, (1x4gb & ...
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What is the Mac OSX equivalent of free -m

I'm used to typing free -m in ubuntu to see how much memory is available, in MB. What's the equivalent command in Mac OSX?
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Why does my mac have page outs when I have inactive memory?

From what I've read, page outs are a sign that you don't have enough RAM. I have also read that if you have inactive memory available, then the machine will use that memory when starting up new ...
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Finding source of leaking active memory on Mac OS Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X: What is using my ‘active’ memory? My activity monitor shows 6GB of active RAM usage: Yet my Real Memory column shows nothing like that amount: (There's ...
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How do I open a 60M png image on OSX

Alright, so I've been looking around on this site on how to open a big PNG image. The question I found was about a 10M png. Xee apparently did the job. So, I downloaded Xee for my 60M file, but it ...
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Why do processes on Mac not add up to total physical memory?

Running ps -ax -O 'rss user %mem should summon all the processes that are currently contributing to either Active or Wired , in the Mac definitions of "Active + Wired + Inactive + Free = Total ...
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Ramdisk size limit in OS X Mountain Lion?

I tried this command to create a ramdisk sudo hdik -nomount ram://4194304 but it failed with the message hdik: attach failed: error 0x6e = 110 It works only if I decrease the size to about 1 GB. ...
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Cheat Engine for Mac OS X or Linux

Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference(e.g: Find that ...
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279 views

Macbook pro running out of memory and sometimes freezing for a while

I am having performance issues with my MacBookPro. It just seems to be running out of memory constantly to the point that my music jumps and also the screen will freeze momentarily and then when I ...
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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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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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Disable Mac's dynamic_pager?

I read this blog post about the memory management in Mac OS X: http://workstuff.tumblr.com/post/20464780085/something-is-deeply-broken-in-os-x-memory-management I would like your opinion on the ...
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Speeding up Lightroom

I'm a photographer and work a lot with lightroom. Which is obnoxious on a HDD. Given that I have an iMac, I really don't want to have to take it apart. My current HDD is a Seagate 7200 RPM drive now. ...
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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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1answer
689 views

OS X Memory Usage Doesn't Add Up

It looks like Active + Wired memory displayed in Activity Monitor should add up to the sum of the real memory used by all processes, but 3.27 GB != ~1GB: As you can see there aren't really any user ...
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OS X “Swap used”

I'm a bit confused here, I'm trying to open a tab in Chrome and sometimes it takes few seconds while freezing my computer significantly so that I can't use even to bring Dock menu... I even closed ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser