figuring out RAM usage

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  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    ok, i want to know how i can find out how much RAM each INDIVIDUAL application is taking up. in activity monitor, theres only real memory and virtual memory. what are these? and do they somehow relatew to the amount of ram being used?
     
  2. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    Virtual memory is being taken not from the RAM but the Hard Drive, real memory is the RAM. Add up the real memory and you will see what you are using for RAM.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Real Memory is the physical RAM the application is using.
    Virtual Memory is the amount of swapfile space the application is using.
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Do you have these two columns showing? This view shows how much each INDIVIDUAL is taking up.
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