understanding the Activity Monitor

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    I'm trying to make my computer a little snappier, so i'm interested in which applications that I'm running are taking up the most RAM, or are slowing down my computer the most. I think the activity monitor helps me do this, but i'm not sure what all that information means.

    Does high "virtual memory" mean it's slowing me down? what are the important categories to look at?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Read this article by Apple. Hopefully it'll answer some of your questions. :)

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