iMac Application Soaking Up RAM Like A Sponge

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

  1. Dan2142 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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