How much memory am I using?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wakerider017, Oct 1, 2006.

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    wakerider017

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    #1
    Hey Just want to know how to read how much memory I am using...

    (I know how to tell in Win XP, But this is confusing...)


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    I am thinking about upgrading to 2GB as I use photoshop and other intensive programs frequently...
     
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    mad jew

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    You're using roughly 550MB of RAM. Here's a good page on Apple's site about reading Activity Monitor. Basically Inactive Memory is RAM that was being used by a process/app, is now not needed, but is still assigned to that process/app just in case it is needed again. However, it can easily be overwritten and used for a different process/app. :)
     
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    wakerider017

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    Thanks!


    I hate your avatar btw ;)
     
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    mad jew

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    #4
    Haha, fair enough. :D
     

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