My virtual memory goes over 30gb!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kankki, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Kankki macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I've got my iMac and I love it. But it seems kinda low on performance. (2,4ghz 1gb ram etc) And then I saw rhis on the activity monitor! Every app taking 1gb of Virtual memory, thus eating my HDD. Help please?
     

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  2. elcid macrumors 6502

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    Ya its no big deal. My VRAM goes over available space on my machine. The way this number is calculated is each program reports how much it wants and it just given it, though it is never used.

    If you have free ram then it is not going to be using much VRAM.


    Also, I would recommend getting 2gb of ram, you will really notice the difference for the 70 bucks you will spend.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Under Leopard this is perfectly normal, has come up a few times before

     
  4. Kankki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. But there's only 260gb left on my 320gb harddrive... I'll get 3gb soon :)
     

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