1.5GB of RAM just disappears?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacNoobGuy, May 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    hey guys, i just started using dropbox to sync my files. i tried uploading a 700mb file and it worked. however, while i was uploading it somehow 1.5 GB of RAM or so became used. i checked in activity monitor and it doesn't say what's using so much RAM in the list. nothing has changed in terms of memory usage in activity monitor, but 1.5GB of ram of is still being used.

    when i reboot it goes back to normal, but this is annoying. it only happens when i use dropbox. i wouldn't worry, but i run out of RAM and need to reboot to get the RAM back.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    Bristol, England.
    You can open up terminal and type in 'purge' then press enter and it will clear all inactive ram. Not sure if this will help in your case though.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    thanks i did this, but it didn't show up.
    thanks a lot this worked!!!

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