memory decreasing by itself :|

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poohat1000, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

    poohat1000

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    hi ive noticed my HD has been on a decreasing spiral all day... it had 5 gig spare yesterday, today 2gig, within 20 mins 12mb, i deleted what i could - got it back up to 2gig, an hour later its at 10 mb - I am doing nothing but looking at webpages - and i use an extrnal hd for all my documents - WTF
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Sometimes I feel like my memory decreases by itself. :eek: :D :p

    Really though; I have no idea. Have you tried restarting?

    And since you mentioned webpages, have you reset Safari (which I doubt will help, but it's easy enough to do).
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Could be an out-of-control log file. Use OmniDiskSweeper to help find the culprit. :)
     
  4. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

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    When was the last time you did the periodic maintenances? If you don't know how, type this in the terminal (it'll ask your admin password):

    Code:
    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
     
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  7. poohat1000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tanks..illl try that out, when i restart it goes up slightly.. but only by a couple of mb or so
     
  8. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    my friend's iBook had the same issue for a while. i read that it had to do w/ virtual memory issues, if i remember correctly. buying additional RAM was said to correct the issue...but we decided to reinstall OSX instead (a little cheaper than buying RAM:eek:) it did fix it, but its kind of a drastic measure...do it if the low disk space warning bothers you too much:)
     

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