Huge VM size after restart...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fleetwood Mac, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    I think I have a problem with my VM.

    There's 70GB free on my MacBook's 250GB HD, but nearly 50GB of that is occupied by VM. The screenshot was taken immediately after startup, and as you can see there's loads of free memory. I wanted to edit something in iMovie, but I'm not going to have enough free space with this huge VM. What's the problem here?
     

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  2. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

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    Just the perks of having a new computer i guess. :confused:

    Looks like every app is taking about 1gb of VM.

    I don't know what to tell you..

    Sorry. :eek:
     
  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

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    Actually no. As you can see in the screenshot you posted, the swap size is zero, so no additional space is being consumed on your hard drive by VM.
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Yes, don't panic. This is normal. Mine reads about the same VM size as well.
     
  5. Fleetwood Mac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    I'm more irritated than panicked. I had 70GB free or more free since I installed leopard How could it drop to 10GB in one day? I'm seriously out of space here, I have no idea what's taking up the space.
     
  6. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Use Disk Inventory X to look to see what's taking up space.
     

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