"Inactive" RAM

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  1. iAAPL macrumors regular

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    What the heck is inactive ram?

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    Is this normal? My i7 iMac slows to a crawl. Xcode 4's been getting on my nerves lately...

    Do I just need to get some more RAM?
     
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  3. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    Apple's support site has a breakdown of the four types of RAM in Activity Monitor: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342
     
  4. iAAPL thread starter macrumors regular

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