Activity Monitor: 809MBs RAM used???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JoeBoy73, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. JoeBoy73 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Hello All,

    I'm VERY new to Mac, but i've owned pc's for years. So, forgive me if this is a normal phenomenon. Activity monitor is showing 809MBs of RAM being used on my wired connection on my 2011 iMac. Is this normal? I'm currently running 4Gb of RAM. I checked it twice within a 30min time period.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Free ram is wasted ram in OSX. You're only reporting part of the picture

    What do you have in free, wired, active, inactive and used?
  3. JoeBoy73 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    True. I should have got on the form last night when I noticed the issue! Rather than go on my memory and speculate, I'll just report back my complete findings when I get home tonight.


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