How to view RAM

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  1. Dawg88 macrumors newbie

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    Can someone tell me how I can view how much RAM my ibook has with OS X? Sorry for cross posting, but I need a response quick.
     
  2. someguy macrumors 68020

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    He's right! Simply click the :apple: logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select "About This Mac". :)

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Click on the Apple in the top left of the screen and choose "About This Mac"
     
  5. MagicUK macrumors regular

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  6. Dawg88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! I should know these things, but i looked for 2 hours and couldnt figure it out!
     
  7. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Hmmmm....I wonder if the way to view your RAM is to click the :apple: and select 'About This Mac' ?
     
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  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Probably
     
  10. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    Having owned my MacBook Pro now for 8 days, I was all a quiver at knowing the answer. Now all I need is to improve my typing speed.:rolleyes:
     
  11. someguy macrumors 68020

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    There! Check out my first post. :)
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    With /Applications/Utilities/System\ Profiler you can also see the speed rating of the RAM stick in each slot.

    With /Applications/Utilities/Activity\ Monitor you can easily see your RAM usage.

    Running 'top' in Terminal you can see the paging activity each second (between parentheses).
     
  13. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    Another little tool that was recommended to me was iStatPro (http://www.islayer.com).

    It's a cool dashboard widget that shows you whats going on real time with the system. I am using it for some basic profiling of applications. I know it's not totally scientific but it's a good indication.
     
  14. cube macrumors G5

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    With MenuMeters you can see your cache hits and page faults.
     
  15. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    Reference page faults = Hard & soft ?
     
  16. cube macrumors G5

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    I think it's all page faults because I have millions of them and nothing in the swapfile.
     

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