a question about memory..

jhomayne

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Mar 1, 2004
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Why is it that even when I have all programs closed, and minimal widgets running, my memory widget still tells me that I only have >100mb of memory free? (out of 768) when earlier, with applications open, it will say like 200-300mb free

This has never been a problem for me in the past, but ever since i got this widget I've been worried about memory leaks (and i've got rid of half my widgets ;))

cheers for any help
 

chv400

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Dec 16, 2003
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Houston, TX
How much of your RAM does activity monitor say is inactive. I have 512MB and it says I only have 38MB free with itunes and firefox running yet Menu Meters tells me I have 217MB free which happens to be the same amount of RAM as the inactive and free totals added together.
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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jhomayne said:
Why is it that even when I have all programs closed, and minimal widgets running, my memory widget still tells me that I only have >100mb of memory free? (out of 768) when earlier, with applications open, it will say like 200-300mb free

This has never been a problem for me in the past, but ever since i got this widget I've been worried about memory leaks (and i've got rid of half my widgets ;))

cheers for any help
I have that too. What isn't used gets swapped to the hard drive after a while. Restart and see what it says.... that cleans ALL RAM possible.
 

jhomayne

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Mar 1, 2004
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Right. Nice one. :)

Yeah I haven't noticed any "major" slowdown. Though sometimes some animation-heavy websites take longer than they used to to load (eg. http://www.heavy.com)
 

geese

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Oct 23, 2003
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An answer about memory

jhomayne said:
Why is it that even when I have all programs closed, and minimal widgets running, my memory widget still tells me that I only have >100mb of memory free? (out of 768) when earlier, with applications open, it will say like 200-300mb free

This has never been a problem for me in the past, but ever since i got this widget I've been worried about memory leaks (and i've got rid of half my widgets ;))

cheers for any help
I had an answer, but I've forgotten it now.