Why is my memory on my mac almost all used?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crizza0309, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. crizza0309 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    I just upgraded to lion and I have safari open,twitter, ical, Skype, and mail? 105mb of ram free? that doesn't sound right.

    My Macbook Pro was purchased in June of 2010 brand new.
  2. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    Open activity monitor, make sure it looks like this, and post a screenshot.

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  3. sdtaco macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    I would get rid of that app that you have running. Go look at Activity Monitor and find the process being run and see which one is using all the memory.

  4. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    To OP: Does it make any difference though? Because of this, do you experience any major slowdowns? If not, I say stick with what you have. No one here can help you with freeing up your RAM. If you are that interested in freeing up your RAM, go to Mac App Store, and search for iCleanMemory, Memory Sweeper Pro, etc. It will help you for short period of time. If you want more free space, go and buy the 8GB RAM. Worth the upgrade if you do RAM&CPU intensive work.

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