Can someone explain this memory usage to me please...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    I have a 2.4 MBP with 2gig of ram installed.


    So this is what my memory widget shows.

    What do the catagories mean:

    Wired

    Active

    Inactive

    Used

    Free

    Swap

    Where is the swap memory...is it ram or hard disk memory - 2 gig seems a lot!

    The orange bar seems to jump up when I open files in Illustrator, and can make the machine crawl along.
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    But 12 hours is a dog year in world wild wet forum time, so a cat can't seriously see the ant on glaciers all the time.
     
  4. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    Increase your ram, this is what you want to see.
     

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