iStat numbers questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMerlin, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. iMerlin macrumors 6502a

    iMerlin

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    Hello all. I hope everyone who bit the bullet is enjoying their new iMacs. Ive had m i7 8gb RAM now for 4 days and I dont want to walk away from it. The screen is amazing. But onto my question.
    Is this normal?
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    Are these numbers normal for converting video, cause thats about all Im doing? Handbrake is eating up everything. Im a little concerned with the page outs especially. Im not getting many beachballs but that still seems high to me. Thoughts?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Handbrake is a very intensive app. This is normal.
     
  3. iMerlin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iMerlin

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    Ok, thats good to know.

    So whats normal for Page Outs? Also, why do I have so much Inactive RAM? Shouldnt it just be Free?
     
  4. OddThomas macrumors regular

    OddThomas

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    100% normal. never looked at the page outs before.. will look the next time i convert something. When HB is converting it takes 700% on my Octo Mac Pro as well. But other apps always run well and i never feel a processor pinch.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    I haven't checked the pageouts during a rip before, but that seems like a normal ratio PI/PO.

    Go ahead and count inactive RAM as free.
     
  6. iMerlin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iMerlin

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    Ok, glad to hear this is normal. It surprised me Handbrake was eating up so much CPU! I guess Ill leave converting videos to overnight activity. I guess thats why they made the Q, right?
     

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