activity monitor and ram usage

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DJTJ, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    What is the difference between "inactive" and "free" ram? I have 1.5 gb's in my iMac g5 and when I first log in, there only appears to be about 400 free, and 800 inactive. After about an hour of usage, my "free" becomes around 10mb free.. is this right?
     
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  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. Don't be shy to use the search function. But don't be shy to make a thread either.
     

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