iMac Application Soaking Up RAM Like A Sponge

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dan2142, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Dan2142 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2011
    The application Steam is taking up about 330 MB of RAM, when idle (not doing anything/sitting at home page). I don't think this is normal. With only Steam active, it takes up about 1/3 of my RAM out of 4 GB. Is this a serious problem?
    It is also telling me that my Hard Drive has serious fragmentation. thx.
  2. iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    I'm not sure how much RAM Steam should actually be using. However, you can easily go from 4GB to 16GB RAM for around $100 if you get on the RAM bandwagon quickly enough. This way you won't need to worry about running low on RAM.
  3. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    You don't really get fragmentation on OSX. RAM is suppose to be used. Free RAM = wasted RAM. As long as your computer doesn't slow down it's normal.

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