High Ram Usage With No Applications Open on rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by granny shifter, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm having an issue where the ram usage is extremely high for having no applications open on my 15 rmbp. Is it normal to have 4GB with no apps open?
     

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    GGJstudios

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    Follow every step of the following instructions precisely. Do not skip any steps.
    1. Launch Activity Monitor
    2. Change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes"
    3. Click on the "% CPU" column heading once or twice, so the arrow points downward (highest values on top).
      (If that column isn't visible, right-click on the column headings and check it, NOT "CPU Time")
    4. Click on the System Memory tab at the bottom.
    5. Take a screen shot of the entire Activity Monitor window, then scroll down to see the rest of the list, take another screen shot
    6. Post your screenshots.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Here are the screen shots.
     

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    GGJstudios

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    That accounts for the roughly 3.14GB of RAM in use. It looks perfectly normal.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I'm not accustomed to this much ram usage. My previous machine with Lion consumed a lot less.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    The only thing you need to watch for is page outs, which indicate you're maxing out your RAM. OS X will use whatever RAM is available... that's what it's there for.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    what he said. your pageouts are 0, so you are not exceeding your ram.
     

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