question about RAM usage...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Hey, small question...

    I know that when I open Safari for the second time, it will open faster than the first time i had opened it. This has something to with RAM, right? anyways, this leads me to my question...

    If i open a RAM-intensive application, like Word or iMovie or any app really, and then quit it, is my computer going to run a little slower afterwards? Because some of my RAM is dedicated to that program, even though it's quit?

    Do you see my logic?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    The RAM that was used for Word or iMovie becomes "inactive" and is available for other programs to use should they need it, so your speed should be fine.

    But if that RAM is not needed by another app, it will retain the Word or iMovie data and will enable you to open it faster if need the program again.
     
  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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  4. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Do you see a small, black triangle under your app?
     

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