How much ram should be free while idle?

Looon

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 10, 2009
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I just got my 13in mbp a couple days ago and I've been watching the activity monitor since one of the reasons I got a pro was for the extra ram over the macbook. Mine seems to only have about 2.08 free while I have nothing running except whatever it came with since I haven't installed anything yet. This seems a little low considering the regular macbooks only come with 2gb how could they even run snow leopard? Am I missing something about reading the activity monitor or is there something I can do to free up more ram or is this just normal?
 

TopHatPlus

macrumors 6502
Aug 1, 2010
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Southern Ontario
hmmm it does seem a little boged down to me, i have 4 gb of ram (ddr2) and i have 2 gb free whule i have mail, iphoto safari, and finder open, when i get diabo 2 running and itunes it drops to about 700 mb of ram free, its surprising when you start seeing what it actually uses to run simple things >_<
 

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