Weird RAM behaviour.

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    #1
    Ok so my RAM is behaving weirdly.

    I have 1.5 GB of the stuff, and sometimes, when i've got 2-3 torrents running, or i'm scanning something in high-res (2400DPI), or I have 3 pages of safari open for a while with iTunes, the usage is through the roof. Sometimes I have as little as 13mb of RAM spare.

    When I reset my disk permissions, I get it all back straight away!

    Is this a harddrive writing in/out issue?

    I'm trying to understand what could be the problem?

    My HD is running at 5400 rpm, is this the bottleneck causing my RAM to be annihilated?

    Why am I getting it all back with a disk permission repair?
     
  2. sbluetruck macrumors regular

    sbluetruck

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    #2


    well.... that's a lot of stuff running at once.....
    you really think it's the RAM behaving "weird" or don't you think you're pushing your RAM limit???

    my PC :eek: with 1.25 GB RAM sometimes acts up when i've got iTunes running and i'm surfing the web.

    hi res= resources


    it might just be that you simply don't have enough RAM to accomplish your task...
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    #3
    Not all of those tasks are done simultaneously.

    I just wanted to know why the RAM is returned to me when I verify my disk permissions.
     
  4. sbluetruck macrumors regular

    sbluetruck

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    #4
    when you verify disk permissions, are you still running those programs.


    i know you implied that they weren't all running at once... if they were, well, you've got one heck of a computer!!!!
     

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