Mavericks memory usage

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by TomDeMeadows, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. TomDeMeadows macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2015
    I am trying to understand how Mavericks uses RAM. I have an MBP with 8GB of memory and Mavericks 10.9.5.

    Activity Monitor currently reports 7.99 GB of memory used, 8.82 GB of virtual memory and a swap of about 265 MB.

    If I look at the list of processes and the memory used, I cannot account for the memory usage. The top 4 processes account for 989 MB, the remaining processes are below 100MB each, with most the processes below 10MB. Where is the rest of the memory.
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

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