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Old 11-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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Increasing swap space on a Mac Book


Hi,
I am new and not sure if I am right here. I am working with an old PC with Linux wirth a phylogeny programe(ARB)for some years but didnt install it myself, but my son did. Now I am also working on a Mac Book with this Phylogeny program ARB and want to open a big database. But the Mac canīt open it due to to little swap memory. does anybody know how I can see how much swap memory I have and how to increase on a Mac Book? It has a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo System.

Thanks,
Anja
 
Old 11-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by anama View Post
Hi,
I am new and not sure if I am right here. I am working with an old PC with Linux wirth a phylogeny programe(ARB)for some years but didnt install it myself, but my son did. Now I am also working on a Mac Book with this Phylogeny program ARB and want to open a big database. But the Mac canīt open it due to to little swap memory. does anybody know how I can see how much swap memory I have and how to increase on a Mac Book? It has a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo System.

Thanks,
Anja
What do mean by swap memory ?
Do you a Apple icon left on the screen ?
There is option there called about this MAC
Click on it and than choose more info .
It gives a lot of info about you're MAC including you're memory
Which MAC OS are you running Tiger , leopard , snow leopard.
If you are running snow leopard and you're is EFI64 and you still have free slots in that case you can upgrade the memory
 
Old 11-01-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Hi,
I am new and not sure if I am right here. I am working with an old PC with Linux wirth a phylogeny programe(ARB)for some years but didnt install it myself, but my son did. Now I am also working on a Mac Book with this Phylogeny program ARB and want to open a big database. But the Mac canīt open it due to to little swap memory. does anybody know how I can see how much swap memory I have and how to increase on a Mac Book? It has a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo System.

Thanks,
Anja
From

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/...swap_file.html

"Note: Unlike most UNIX-based operating systems, Mac OS X does not use a preallocated swap partition for virtual memory. Instead, it uses all of the available space on the machine*s boot partition."

So maybe your real problem is not enough disk space? You CAN move swap to another drive.
 
  


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