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Macs bad are relocating RAM


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#1 altair05

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

Is it just me or are Mac just really bad at relocating Ram because I find that my I go from 2.7 gigs of free ram to about a .5 gigs of ram in just 2 days with hibernation. i have 4 gigs total

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:40 AM

Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:44 AM

The applications active have more to do with it than the operating system.
Browsers are pigs and selfish with RAM, Plugins for browsers as bad.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:46 AM

The applications active have more to do with it than the operating system.
Browsers are pigs and selfish with RAM, Plugins for browsers are as bad.
Graphics and photo apps are close as is media (music, movie) applications.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

The only thing I'm running is Firefox with about 3 tabs open. Over time, I see that more RAM is under the Active category and less for free and Inactive.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:40 PM

Sounds like a memory leak from one or more plugins. I currently have Adium, Safari, WeatherDock, Activity Monitor, Chrome, Hardware Growler and Lightroom 2 running and I still have 1.01 GB free out of 4 GB of RAM. I quit using FF ever since it became really slow on my MBP.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:58 AM

Firefox runs ok in the beginning but over time it slows down. If RAM is usually over written with time it shouldn't run out.




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