where did my 8GB ram go...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lokrado, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    #1
    so I'll simply state, where did my memory go?

    I was watching a movie in vlc (which oddly doesn't increase VLC's memory) and what looks to be the entire movie is moved to ram - rather then just the 500ms I specified...

    Secondly as the memory isn't allocated to VLC, then what is responsible for handling it? (quiting VLC doesn't free the memory, the drop in the attachment is because i did a "purge")

    shouldn't OS X drop the parts of the file no longer needed, instead of moving them to swap?...
     

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  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    I don't get it...

    1.72+3.31 = 5.03
    2.96+2.10 = 5.06

    5.03 is very close to 5.06, so are you complaining about the 30 or so MB difference?
     
  3. Lokrado thread starter macrumors regular

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    no you clearly don't...

    read it again - I did a purge.
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    Ahh so thats how it is.

    Ok, why don't you tell me what part of the screen grabs I'm supposed to be looking at? Which numbers?
     

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