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crizza0309

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i only have chrome open right now with one tab and its showing 10mb free of ram? I have 8 total GBs of ram. any idea whats wrong? i downloaded memory cleaner from the app store and it will clean it to 4gb of free ram but after 10 minutes it goes back down to 10mbs. heres my activity monitor
 

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53kyle

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In mavericks it will always say that all of your RAM is in use, even though it isn't. It is called memory compression and it actually helps speed up your mac.
 
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crizza0309

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In mavericks it will always say that all of your RAM is in use, even though it isn't. It is called memory compression and it actually helps speed up your mac.

interesting...... how ofted should I use memory cleaner?
 
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stooovie

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Nov 21, 2010
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interesting...... how ofted should I use memory cleaner?

Don't. Really. It gives you false sense of speediness while everything gets pages to disk or flushed. The RAM is basically a cache and gets filled for a reason.
 
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LV426

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interesting...... how ofted should I use memory cleaner?

Stoovie is correct. Get. Rid. Of. It. Now.

The best thing to decide how your memory should be used in Mavericks is the operating system. If you try to circumvent that, you are not improving anything and possibly doing the exact opposite.
 
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wrldwzrd89

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People don't seem to realize that OS X manages RAM very differently from Windows: OS X's key tenet of memory management is that free RAM = wasted RAM, implying that anything that can be cached in RAM should be cached in RAM. This policy results in Activity Monitor reporting very little free RAM, as you're seeing, but it is also the reason why a "cold launch" of an application takes far more "Dock bounces" than a "warm launch" - after the application's been launched once already since the last reboot.
 
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