MacBook :: High Virtual Memory Size?

Jun 16, 2009

I have a unibody 13" Macbook and I just put in 4gb ram today. I noticed today that my VM size is 70.14GB. This doesn't seem normal to me... is it? If not how can I get it to where it needs to be?

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Apr 28, 2009

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Dec 4, 2010

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So I bust out activity monitor, and it doesn't seem to be a CPU issue, but I note that the VM size is 200-400 GB. That seems excessive. I've about 80 GB available free space on my startup drive; I can move some stuff to another drive to create more free space if that's the issue. But is that much VM normal in 10.7? It seems like a lot.

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Nov 22, 2008

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Mar 14, 2012

I'm getting messages stating "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory." I've determined that my system memory is rapidly reducing after the MacBook Air is left on with only the Activity Monitor and Terminal open.

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Sep 12, 2009

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