I'm having some issues. (RAM usage)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BlindSoul, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    Hello.

    I got my 2010 Mac Mini like 4 days ago , And you can see the spec on my signature... Now the thing is that i got 4GB Ram, And lately it happens a lot that the computer is just using RAM For nothing. For example if i go to the Activity monitor i can see there's only 1GB Ram and 3GB Ram is used. Now i really don't understand on what. Everything open me for me is the Google Chrome browser. And even if i close it it changes only a little. and i can actually feel the Mac OSX Is being slower... I wonder what wouldn't upgrade my Mac Mini and i would stuck with 2GB Ram.
    Another issue i'm having is with the Magic Mouse, Lately it just becomes very very slow and i have to re-connect it to work fast as normal.

    Does anyone have any ideas why is it happening?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Open Activity Monitor and then sort it by "Real Mem". Then press command+shift+4+spacebar and take a picture of the window and attach it. After we see that we'll have a better idea of how to help you. But, more RAM is always better, just so you know.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    OS X doesn't release RAM immediately. It's nothing to worry about.
     
  4. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's what you requested:
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    And what about my other question?


    Thank you!
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The RAM usage looks fine to me. As for your other question, I've not used a Magic Mouse, but have you tried changing the batteries?
     
  6. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i haven't, I Got them with the purchase and there's still more 80% Battery left. And i don't really understand what so good with the RAM? Usually there suppose to be 2.5GB Free... Seriously, What would happen if i wouldn't upgrade to 4GB RAM? It would die already...
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Eh? Where did you hear that number? I'm not trying to belittle you, but I don't believe you understand what RAM is used for.
     
  8. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I think i do what RAM Means, Like if i open Photoshop and other applications it all takes and require RAM.
    And whenever i restart my computer it says i got 2.5GB RAM Free, But then a few hours later it says 1GB RAM Free. Or maybe is it like that because it's on Inactive?
     

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