How do I check system performance on osx?

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  1. Khurram
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    Is there a "system" view where I can check the system usage/ram usage, and overall system performance?
    I can't seem to find it.
    thanks
     
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    It's called Activity Monitor...
     
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  4. Khurram
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    Thanks guys,
    also I just dowloaded core2duo temp and installed it by default in the apps folder, but when I double click on it or try to open it , nothing happens...is it running somewhere I dont realize?
     
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    Sorry I'm on a PB, so I can't install this software to take a look. I'm sure someone with a compatible system who's used that particular program will be along shortly :)
     
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    It might be hiding in the menu bar...

    Picture 1.png

    :)
     
  7. DwightSchrute
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    What's the difference between free, wired, and active memory?
     
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    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
     
  9. squirrelonfire
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    I launched activity monitor and in the system memory tab, there's a setence says
    VM: 11.5 GB
    Does VM mean virtual memory? If thats what it means, then y i am using virtual memory b/c I am having 1gig of ram?
     
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    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor (You guessed right, it's the same article as quoted just a couple of posts above ;))
     
  11. squirrelonfire
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    I ran Activity Monitor and where it says page in/out my number is like this
    25611/0.
    However I still want to know if I can reduce the Virtual memory size to like 1gig b/c i'm installing another gig of ram, that will boost my macbook to 2gig, I can barely think why should I need to use virtual memory at all.
     
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    What are the other apps you are running in your menu bar?
     
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    These programs are running on my menu bar Finder, Dashboard, Fetch (a FTP program), Firefox, iChat, iTunes, Stickies Note, iWeb, system preferences, Word, and Serial Box.
    Just for your information, may be just in my case, CoredueTemp quit unexpectedly on me, when it get reopened, it didn't even run b/c it said some kind of module it couldnt' read.
     

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