Virtual Memory usage on Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by John Jacob, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

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    I have a unibody Macbook 2.4 with 4GB RAM, running the latest version of Leopard (10.5.5). In activity monitor, I see each process has uses virtual memory of over half a gig, with a total VM size of over 40GB. :eek: Is this normal? Is all this virtual memory eating space on my hard disk? Why does each process require so much virtual memory? Is all the software on my Macbook, bloatware?

    The attachments show what I am saying. Do others also have similar VM statistics?
     

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  3. John Jacob thread starter macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

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    Wow, thanks! That was some interesting information. Good to know it's not just me. I guess I should have searched before posting. Sorry.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Mine is sitting up at 79 GB. Excellent post xUKHCx.
     

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