Should My Virtual Memory Be This High?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Roy Hobbs, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    I recently noticed my Virtual Memory is ridiculously high. Is this something I should be concerned with?

    Right now I have Safari and Mail open and as you can see in the screen shot the VM Memory is over 122 GIG! Any ideas?

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  3. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I read through most of those threads and the majority of them very from 2006-2008 which is why I posted.

    So is VM just the amount of virtual ram that COULD be used if needed?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342
     
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  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    The confusion usually arises because many consider VM to be synonymous with swap file, which it is not. I remember when I used Windows that virtual memory and swap file were usually considered the same thing, on Mac OS X...not so much. :cool:
     

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