Is something wrong with my RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rawrmac, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. rawrmac macrumors newbie

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    hey there. I don't know much about computers but this has been bothering me.
    I downloaded iStat the other day and this is what it tells me about my memory:

    Wired:431MB
    Active:1.74MB
    Inactive:239 MB
    Free:1.34GB

    I have 4 GBs of ram, this is usually the stats that iStat gives me. Is this normal? sorry if this is a dumb question. i dont know much about computers and I was just wondering.
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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  3. anish3232 macrumors member

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  4. qwikrex macrumors member

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    Adds up to 3790mb. Then add the 256mb used by the gpu, and you have 4046mb. Looks like 4gb to me.
     
  5. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    431 MB + 1.74 MB + 239 MB + 1340 MB = 2011.74 MB

    I don't see how that adds up to 4 gigabytes, sorry.
     
  6. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Is active meant to be gigabytes rather than megabytes? (because thats where the disagreement in calculation is lying)
     
  7. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Mac Ram is a bitch to seat in BMB's ,(maybe others) Your machine is only seeing 2 Gb of your 4Gb. I'll bet one set isn't fully seated. Pop them both and re-install. Hold the back of the machine with one hand and PUSH with some force with your thumb :eek:
    Worked for me:cool:
     
  8. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    are you sure your active is reading 1.73mb? thats is LOW for active.

    I would imagine 1.73gb would make more sense and show the extra 2gb that is missing..
     

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