New rMBP memory HOG? Help?

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  1. jasonm654 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to this forum and not very knowledgeable of what is / is not normal when it comes to memory usage in OSX Mountain Lion. For this reason, I was hoping to get an opinion from one of you who is.

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    My rMBP is a 15.4 inch 2.6 ghz i7 with 16 gb RAM and 512 gb SSD. As you see in the image above, I don't have many programs running, and I am still using nearly 7gb of memory. I began monitoring it and realized it seemed (unusually) high when I got a "low memory" warning while running Logic Pro 9 - I maybe only had 2 or 3 other programs open at that time.

    I know I still have more than half of my memory left, but it just seems ridiculous that I'm using 7 gb of memory with such low activity. I know the Activity monitor gives a break down what's using what, but I don't really understand the purpose of each task, nor how much memory each task is SUPPOSE to be using. Is it possible my computer has a bug? Should I be concerned? Should I take it to the apple store and let a genius look at it? Should I reformat? Or is mountain lion just a frickin memory hog?

    Thank you in advance for any advice given!
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It doesn't look like you have a problem to me.

    (on a different topic, please use TIMG tags)
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it looks perfectly ok. You have 0 page-outs, which means that there is no RAM swapping.
     
  5. Xenn0X macrumors regular

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    osx is good in using ram when available even when it's not needed but do not worry.
    as long it does'nt swap your golden:)
     
  6. jasonm654 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for all the replies!! Very helpful!
     

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