Normal RAM Usage?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lostfan916, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2007
    Is this normal? I'm pretty sure it's not, at least the iTunes bit. I am using cover flo and I know that's supposed to increase the RAM usage but I don't even have the window open (it's in another space.) I've been seeing this high amount of RAM usage lately so I ran techtool deluxe and there was an error with the volume structure. I repaired permissions from the OS X install disk and since then the volume structure test passes but I'm still getting the unusually high numbers. Anyone have any suggestions?

  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    I realise it does seem excessive, but your page outs don't seem too bad. Is it affecting other programs? Is iTunes slow to respond?

    Remember, modern OSs will try to use free RAM ... unused RAM is wasted RAM.

    If it's not releasing RAM if other applications require it, then you'll have a problem, otherwise you can live with that.

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