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Old 01-28-2006, 07:55 PM
Bezo Bezo is offline
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Default Re: Help understanding CPU Usage, RAM, Disk Usage.

In Activity Monitor | System Memory, watch the page outs number. The page in number isn't interesting at all. If page outs stays at 0, or very rarely advances, you've got enough RAM.

If you've got enough RAM, and you're still maxing out the CPU, there's really not much you can do. More RAM won't help.
I was sort of intentionally trying to max it out. I had the session running, I was on the internet, had Activity Monitor open... to see if the memory made a difference.

When just the session was running, everything was cool, but the CPU Usage meter was as high as it was before I put the additional RAM in. In my initial post, I was trying to understand what would effect CPU Usage.
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