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Aug 23, 2014

Out of the blue my Mac suddenly is devoting a huge amount of ram to file cache.  I have 32 Gigs of Ram and curretly 27 gigs of that is devoted to file cache.  I am only running mail, iTunes and Chrome and I have 7 mg of ram left. What could be causing this and is there a fix?

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 32 GB RAM

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