Source Games not using inactive ram

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cooky560, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. cooky560 macrumors regular

    cooky560

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    I was playing half-life 2 today, I then closed it and did other things for a while, and then opened it again, and was shocked to the attached picture: Despite having played the game before, opening it again did not use the data it has previously dumped in inactive memory and instead ate up 660mb MORE free memory turning it into inactive memory. Do I need to restart every time i play this game to stop it eating my memory?
     

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  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    No... not really.

    It'll do whatever it wants. There's nothing you can really do about it
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    What's the problem - you've got over 2GB free memory and no page ins and outs. As has already been said, just forget it and leave it to sort itself out :)
     
  4. cooky560 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well after a few hours of "leaving it to sort itself out", I have even MORE inactive ram?
     

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