No page outs, so you're not maxing out your RAM. As to what usage is normal, that depends on what you're running at any given point in time.Is this a normal situation the uptime is around 3 and 1/2 days no shutdown only sleep.
Parallels Desktop 7: 4GB Windows 7 Pro
Thanks just Curious
Thanks. I am loving the 16GB. Just installed it a week ago. Running parallels windows 7 with 4GB of RAM is much better, before I had 8GB and it ran okay, but I was running around 7.8+ used with iTunes, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, and Parallels Desktop 7 open and I didn't like that so I upgraded.
On another note, does OS X use the RAM it's given? In other words will it efficiently use the RAM according to the total installed? I have witnessed Windows 7 using 800MB of RAM with 2GB installed and nearly double when using 4 GB of RAM on a desktop. I find this intriguing...almost like the computer doesn't care as much to conserve when it knows it has the RAM. Thanks again.
I find this intriguing...almost like the computer doesn't care as much to conserve when it knows it has the RAM. Thanks again.
of course it'll use the ram its given. whats the point if it couldn't? same with windows. fyi, assigning more cores to parallels is much more of a performance gain than going from 2gb to 4gb of ram. obviously this will also gimp your osx side.
Opera for example can go from <100MB to >700MB with the same pages depending on what you run it on.
So OS X will vary the RAM usage according to available RAM (makes sense), and is there a technical name of this RAM allocation process?