Contoal Ram Usage

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  1. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    I use Xilisoft Video Convert for converting video files, merging files ect but it uses all my free ram in activity monitor the CPU% says 99 and bounces to 100, is this normal? can i limit how much ram a program can use?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, normal and no, you cannot control how much RAM something uses.
     
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    Yes, it's normal. No you can't control/limit the amount the RAM an application uses. OS X sorts that out for you.
     
  4. heisenberg123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    oh so you saying as i use other programs is will share the RAM it was using?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, OS X will manage RAM as needed.
     
  6. heisenberg123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info
     

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