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  Virtual Memory For The Macintosh:


You can use "virtual memory" to increase the effective size of your RAM memory. The Mac will use hard disk memory (if it is available) as if it were RAM for improved application performance.

Click the apple menu and choose control panels to get to the memory section of your Mac as shown below.


The Mac memory windows are shown below. The first window is for older Macs and the second window is for newer Macs. Turn on the virtual memory. Your available hard disk memory will be shown. If you have enough left over, try doubling the size of "built-in memory" (a/k/a RAM).

You might also try increasing the disk cache but don't use the RAM Disk. It is highly unstable according to many users.


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