almost 6gb of inactive memory, is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HRodMusic, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. HRodMusic macrumors member

    HRodMusic

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    well ill include a screenshot, i have 8gb of memory installed and all of it is inactive? why is this happening any ideas?
     

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  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    dont worry about inactive once something needs it it will be used by that process/app inactive simply means it was used recently and its in limbo just incase you go back to doing what it was previously doing
     
  3. HRodMusic thread starter macrumors member

    HRodMusic

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    oh ok so my mbp shouldnt slow down right?
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no as soon as you need the ram it will dip into the inactive

    you can also down free memory from the app store to release the inactive back to free ram to make you feel more confident that its actually free but its only inactive because it was recently used a restart would also free all inactive RAM
     
  5. HRodMusic thread starter macrumors member

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    thx bro, i downloaded the app just too feel better lol =D
     

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