Slow iMac using all 12GB of RAM..

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  1. Barry4160 macrumors newbie

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    Help.. Im having a lot of trouble with mi iMac running extremely slow from boot up with hardly any applications running. I have 12GB of RAM installed and would expect a bit more sped in performance. Activity monitor shows 9.5GB of wired RAM leaving little free and inactive RAM to use and I have absolutely no Idea what wired RAM is.

    Anyone have any idea??

    Thanks for any help..
     

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    A better explanation of wired memory (From the Developer Library):

    All that being said, the amount of wired memory that you are seeing is not normal. I would recommend booting in safe-mode (hold shift during startup), disable Time Machine completely, and disable local backups with the command
    Code:
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
    in a terminal window.
     
  4. TVreporter macrumors member

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    Just a quick question about installing memory - I have 2 2G and 2 4GB... they are showing up opposite diagonally in the About This Mac Memory. Is that OK? It says all memory slots are currently in use.
     
  5. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    You should have an application running with a memory leak. Activity Monitor will help you to find the one consuming that memory.
     

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