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    MacBook Air 2012 and System Memory

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    MacBook Air 2012 and System Memory
    Hi. I bought a new mid 2012 13 inch 128 GB HD MacBook Air about two days ago. It has 4 GB of RAM. It runs well and fast. However, according to conversations I have read online it appears as though I need more RAM. But as I said, my computer is new and running fast.

    Under Activity Monitor:
    Free: 36 GB
    Wired: 1 GB
    Active: 1.5 GB
    Inactive: 1.45 GB
    Used: 3.97 GB

    VM size: 222.75 GB
    Page Ins: 2GB
    Page Outs: 664 MB
    Swap Used: 465 MB

    So what's up with my computer? Thanks.

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    MacBook Air 2012 and System Memory
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    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    You cannot upgrade the memory on an Air. What you have is what you have. Your figures appear to be about normal usage for 4 GB although I would guess that your "Free" is 3.6 GB, not 36 GB. I am guessing you are using "Activity Monitor" to provide those figures.

    With it being only two days old you may be able to return it for one with 8 GB RAM from the factory. I personally always have the max memory possible in my machines to ensure that all software runs at the highest capacity the machine will allow.

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    MacBook Air 2012 and System Memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpuppies3 View Post
    Your figures appear to be about normal usage for 4 GB although I would guess that your "Free" is 3.6 GB, not 36 GB.
    Not even that math works (3.6 + 1 + 1.5 + 1.45 > 4).

    What kinds of applications are you using? Is there ant application using an exorbitant amount of memory (relatively speaking)?
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    MacBook Air 2012 and System Memory

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    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    I'm thinking that Free was supposed to be 36MB not GB on that one
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)

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