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Old Nov 8, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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yet another RAM question...

I currently have Scrivener, Safari (three tabs) and TextExpander running on my Air, and I have 831 MB free out of 4GB RAM. Is this normal? I've posted some numbers below, the RAM stuff is at the bottom. I don't know how this stuff works and find it confusing

Hardware Information:
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir4,2
1 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 2 cores

Startup Items:
tap - Path: /Library/StartupItems/tap
tun - Path: /Library/StartupItems/tun

System Software:
OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 0:40:47

Disk Information:
APPLE SSD TS256C disk0 : (251 GB)
EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 250.14 GB (84.13 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

Kernel Extensions:
com.avatron.AVExVideo (1.7)
com.logmein.driver.LogMeInSoundDriver (1.0.2)
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.2)
com.avatron.AVExFramebuffer (1.7)
foo.tap (1.0)
foo.tun (1.0)

Problem System Launch Daemons:

Problem System Launch Agents:

Launch Daemons:
[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
[loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist
[loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist
[not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinblanker.plist
[not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinserver.plist
[loaded] com.logmein.raupdate.plist
[loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
[failed] com.splashtop.streamer-daemon.plist
[loaded] org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx.plist

Launch Agents:
[loaded] com.citrix.AuthManager_Mac.plist
[loaded] com.citrix.ReceiverHelper.plist
[loaded] com.citrix.ServiceRecords.plist
[loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist
[loaded] com.logitech.manager.daemon.plist
[failed] com.logmein.LMILaunchAgentFixer.plist
[not loaded] com.logmein.logmeingui.plist
[not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinguiagent.plist
[not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinguiagentatlogin.plist
[not loaded] com.sony.ReaderDesktop.RunReaderDesktop.plist
[not loaded] com.splashtop.streamer-for-root.plist
[failed] com.splashtop.streamer-for-user.plist
[loaded] org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist

User Launch Agents:
[loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist
[failed] com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-hege.he...es.Agent.plist
[failed] com.google.GoogleContactSyncAgent.plist
[loaded] com.spotify.webhelper.plist
[loaded] com.wondershare.mobilegodaemon.plist

User Login Items:
Default Folder X Helper
DEVONthink Personal Sorter
BetterTouchTool (215)
Google Drive
DEVONthink Sorter
Wondershare Helper Compact

3rd Party Preference Panes:
Air Display Preferences
Citrix ShareFile Sync
Default Folder X
Flash Player
Logitech Preference Manager
MacFUSE (Tuxera)

Internet Plug-ins:
Default Browser.plugin
Flash Player.plugin
QuickTime Plugin.plugin

User Internet Plug-ins:

Bad Fonts:

Time Machine:
Mobile backups: OFF
Auto backup: YES
Volumes being backed up:
Macintosh HD: Disk size: 250.14 GB Disk used: 166.01 GB
TIME MACHIN [Local] (Last used)
Total size: 499.86 GB
Total number of backups: 36
Oldest backup: 2012-11-26 10:43:04 +0000
Last backup: 2013-11-08 19:32:47 +0000
Size of backup disk: Adequate
Backup size 499.86 GB > (Disk used 166.01 GB X 3)

Top Processes by CPU:
5% mdworker
3% WindowServer
2% EtreCheck
1% fontd
0% 2Do Helper
0% launchservicesd
0% warmd
0% mds
0% DEVONthink Sorter
0% coreservicesd

Top Processes by Memory:
168 MB com.apple.IconServicesAgent
147 MB mds_stores
119 MB Finder
98 MB Safari
94 MB Dropbox
90 MB WindowServer
57 MB GrowlHelperApp
57 MB Dock
45 MB Scrivener
41 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

Virtual Memory Statistics:
831 MB Free RAM
1.32 GB Active RAM
682 MB Inactive RAM
1.00 GB Wired RAM
1.03 GB Page-ins
440 KB Page-outs
My flickr.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Wow - wow - wow - wow. What do you expect us to do with that dump?

All you need is THIS THREAD.

Keep it simple. Don't need to kill a fly with a thermonuclear device.
Solution: FREE, Explanation: Is gonna cost ya.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Totally normal. Mavericks seems to aggressively cache disk data in memory, when it's unused by applications.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jojoba View Post
I currently have Scrivener, Safari (three tabs) and TextExpander running on my Air, and I have 831 MB free out of 4GB RAM. Is this normal?
It's normal. Stop worrying about it. Apple's OS engineers are a lot smarter about RAM than you (or any of us). The system manages RAM. You don't have to.
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Old Nov 9, 2013, 03:29 AM   #5
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Great - thanks everyone.
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