weird RAM usage

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by twoodcc, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    ok, i have a 2006 mac pro quad 2.66 with 14 GB of RAM. attached is a pic of a few processes, and the top one looks kinda weird to me. especially the virtual memory size.

    i do have some scripts running in terminal, is that what is causing that? also, i have less than 300 MB free RAM, and over 10 GB inactive RAM.
     

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  2. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    wow. all of a sudden i got 10 GB free RAM, and only 200 MB inactive RAM. i wonder why this changed all of a sudden?
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    up. i think i figured it out. i'm trying to encode an HD file in handbrake, and it's having trouble with the file. just trying to scan the file with handbrake, i now only have 9 MB of free RAM and 10 GB of inactive RAM again.

    so weird.
     
  4. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    oh man. this is turning into a nightmare!

    i plugged in a SD card, and got a kernal panic! and then, after holding power button down, and turning computer back on, i just get lines all over my display!
     

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