how to read this SCREENSHOT inside

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by whoknows87, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    whoknows87

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    #1
    This is a new Machine, installing Parallels 7 as we speak , just want to make sure I'm not stressing the machine out, not sure what these numbers mean
    inactive- 3 GB
    Free only 40 MB or so
     

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  2. macrumors 6502

    msjones

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    Inactive memory is memory that has been allocated to running applications, but not been requested recently. Its most probably parallels reserving the memory you have set for your Windows 7 virtual machine.

    Take a look at this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342
     

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