Is...Is this normal?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mr.stinki, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    I was taking a look at my memory usage, and look what i found...

    Can someone please explain what VM means? Does it mean Virtual Memory?

    Sorry for being such a noob, but please check it out.

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  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    It looks perfectly normal to me.

    VM means virtual memory yes.

    You need only to concern yourself with getting a higher page out than in ratio really.
  3. yudilks macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2006
    Perfectly normal to me...
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    :cool:virtual memory can get large as its the amount of memory a process allocates but it may never use all that memory. its just a figure and its not the amount of memory that has been paged to your hard drive.

    but that 40 GB figure is a bug though. to correct it add a non-default column by right clicking on the columns toolbar names. my virtual memory is 7 GB after 16 hours of uptime.

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  5. Mr Black macrumors member

    Mr Black

    Sep 6, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Wow thanks:), that worked like a charm, I thought it had to be a bug b/c everytime I would open Activity Monitor it would show between 7 and 9 GB VM then jump up to 50 GB. Only took 6 months for me to find a fix :rolleyes:
  6. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007

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