Memory keeps going down Automatically and I don't do anything.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iPowers, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. iPowers macrumors 6502

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    For the past month, my computer has been working great, and no problems. Today, everything is freezing, and when it does, the memory goes down by .01 GB per second at certai points of today. I don't download or do anything and itjust does it, and other times that doesn't happen.

    Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Use Activity Monitor to check All Processes and see what's taking in this memory.
     
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  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It is in /Applications/Utilities. As are many other useful system tools.
     
  5. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah I see what you mean. Didn't know about that program. It is pretty good. I have been looking for something like this for a while.

    But isn't this for ram? How will that tell me what is eating up my hard disk space. :confused:
    Sorry if I am asking stupid questions at all.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well your thread was entitled "Memory keeps going down..." therefore people would think that you are actually talking about memory (RAM) not hard drive space.

    But there you can also see if any applications are using a lot of virtual memory which is used from the hard drive.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh okay, sorry. I thought you were talking about RAM. An app like WhatSize might help you find out where your hard drive space is being used. It's normal for Virtual RAM to take up a few gigabytes of space, remember.
     

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