my memory is gone

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wazhushk, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. wazhushk macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    Hello out there,

    I just installed "istat" on my mac.
    The graphic indicates that half or more of the memory on my mac is in use.
    My question is on what. I don't have anything running.
    Where is the memory going ?
    I normally have only one page running at any given time. example, Hotmail.
    yet, it says that I have 766 mb active, 198 mb wired,for a total of 968mb being used.

    Or, could someone just explain how memory on a mac, works
    Thanks a lot.

    For now, Wazhushk

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Do a spotlight search (Command + Spacebar) for "Activity Monitor" and then click on it. And then you'll want to set it to all processes like below and then sort by "real mem". Then take a screen shot (command + shift + 3), finally upload the screenshot here and we can tell you what is taking up all the RAM :)

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