Hard Drive Losing space..could adding ram have caused.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axe7186, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. axe7186 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Location:
    Georgetown
    #1
    SO before I took out my standard 2x256 Ram dimm's and installed 2x1gb dimms, my hard drive had 75.9GB of space left. Once I installed the new ram and ran memtest (which has been deleted) I only have 74.4GB of space left, not a big deal but I want to know where it went.

    I uninstalled memtest, and deleted a few pictures so I should actually have at least 75.9GB of HD left right? Or could the new ram have caused the HD loss?

    I already ran whatsize and nothing seems added or off, things are just bigger...

    ANy help would be appreciated!
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Location:
    Arkansas
    #2
    It's likely virtual memory, since your hard drive space decreased by the same as your RAM increased. Not a biggee and the increased RAM is well worth it.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #3
    Just out of interest, do you get the space back after a reboot? :)
     

Share This Page