Is there something wrong with my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ribbonthecat, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have a 1 year old 12' PB with 1.5Ghz processor and 512MB of RAM, running OS 10.4.8. According to iStat Pro, I only have 1/3 of my RAM free when the computer is idling with no programs running.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    Its normal, don't worry about. My Mac mini idles at 1/3 ram and it has 1.25gb.
     
  3. Stike macrumors 65816

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    512 MB aren't exactly awesome, but still that is normal. OS X loves RAM.
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    HOLY CRAP A 12 FOOT POWERBOOK?!?!?!

    But seriously get more RAM, 512 really isn't enough for 10.4
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Yeah, you really need more than that. My MacBook Pro is showing 400 mb of RAM usage right now, and I've got 1 gb. I'm planning on bumping it up to 2 gb at some point in the near future, just to give it a bit of extra 'oomph'...
     
  6. Stike macrumors 65816

    Stike

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    Our friend here must have the mystified PB G5 :p (protoype)
     
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Haha definitely :D
     
  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry. I am in Safari and iTunes and 400 MB of RAM is being used. I have 1.25 gb of ram in my powerbook.
     

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