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Old Oct 1, 2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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How much memory am I using?

Hey Just want to know how to read how much memory I am using...

(I know how to tell in Win XP, But this is confusing...)


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I am thinking about upgrading to 2GB as I use photoshop and other intensive programs frequently...
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You're using roughly 550MB of RAM. Here's a good page on Apple's site about reading Activity Monitor. Basically Inactive Memory is RAM that was being used by a process/app, is now not needed, but is still assigned to that process/app just in case it is needed again. However, it can easily be overwritten and used for a different process/app.
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You're using roughly 550MB of RAM. Here's a good page on Apple's site about reading Activity Monitor. Basically Inactive Memory is RAM that was being used by a process/app, is now not needed, but is still assigned to that process/app just in case it is needed again. However, it can easily be overwritten and used for a different process/app.
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