Checking Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by J-Dob, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. J-Dob macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I realize this is a stupid question, but I can't seem to figure out how to check how much memory I have left. I know that if you do the following steps "About this mac --> More info... --> Memory" you can see how much you have all together, but it doesn't seem to say how much is being used, and how much free space is left.

    If anybody could help, that would be excellent.

    Thank you.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you mean RAM with memory, you can have a look at Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and look at the System Memory tab.

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    If you mean free hard drive space (HDD - hard drive disk), select your HDD (originally called Macintosh HD), right click in it and select Get Info.

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    Or you can also use Activity Monitor and look at the Disk Usage tab.

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  3. rowsdower macrumors 6502

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  4. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    If you mean RAM, the istatpro widget works really well (and it's free).

    EDIT: I guess I was slow to answer, istatpro makes it easier to check your memory, but doesn't provide anymore RAM info than spinnerlys way.
     
  5. J-Dob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I was just hoping that wasn't the case. Cause I did look at these places, and it turns out I need more free hard drive space!

    Ugh!

    Once again, thank you very much.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Memory = RAM

    HDD space = storage capacity


    RAM ≠ HDD space
     

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