Is my MBP memory okay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigBuns, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. BigBuns macrumors newbie

    BigBuns

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    #1
    Hey there,

    So I noticed that I have a high amount of virtual memory used and the memory is an amber colour now. I installed an SSD into my MBP recently and I was wondering if the swaps/high virtual memory will have any negative impacts on the life of the SSD?

    At the time I took the photo I had safari open with about 6 tabs, mail, finder, Microsoft word, and the activity monitor itself, so nothing too memory intensive.

    Just wanted some thoughts on it? Maybe a RAM upgrade needed? There is 4GB in it.

    Thanks
     

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  2. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    The RAM could do with an upgrade...

    Swapping isn't good for the SSD.
     
  3. Potatochobit macrumors regular

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    restart your computer and check again
    web browsers have memory leaks and you may have been using other programs in the past
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Given what you're running and you only have 4GB of ram, I think what you are showing is ok. Yeah, your memory pressure will be in the green if you upgrade your ram but I think at this point its not inhibiting you too much.
     
  5. BigBuns thread starter macrumors newbie

    BigBuns

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    Hmm, interesting to know. I restarted it and opened all of the same programs and number of tabs in safari as the last screenshot and now things look good...

    I wonder how much of a memory leak there is. Maybe a build up of cache in safari was consuming the memory? Seems the computer just needed a fresh start. And yes I had been using other programs in the past, but were closed at the time.

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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