more memory used after upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dubstar, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. dubstar macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    just upgraded my imac from 1GB to 4GB RAM.

    looking at the activity monitor with nothing else open it is saying that a little over 2 GB is being used.

    this cant be right, since before all i had was 1 GB and it certainly didnt use it all just sitting there.

    any ideas?
  2. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    The more you have the more it uses. Thats the way ram works. Before it was swapping out alot when ram was full. Now its loading more into memory initially, therefore not needing to swap it out.
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Um, didn't you install more ram so that the computer would have more ram to use? :confused:
  4. dubstar thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
  5. Ekos macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2008
    Yeah, mine did the same thing. I feel like everything runs smoother now.

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