curious: is there a way to optimize RAM and what's PRAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    This is just a question that I was wondering so please don't get all worked up if it is way out there. I was wondering if there is a way to optimize RAM or free up RAM?

    Also, what exactly is pram and why are people always talking about it on here?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. sfisher macrumors regular

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    No, the operating system already has excellent memory management. The only way to free up memory is to quit programs that are running :).

    See previous post for a link to an explanation of PRAM. I have no idea why people talk about it all the time on here. It only rarely needs to be reset to fix certain problems.
     
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