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Member Since: Dec 26, 2006
Location: Kent, OH
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Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro w/ 2.4 GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB

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I received and installed my new RAM last Wednesday. I've been very pleased with it, but I have a new question. Is it normal for OS X to convert inactive memory to free memory? My computer has been running for 16 hours, and a little bit ago, my "free memory" jumped from a few hundred megabytes to 2.87 GB. It was not preceded by closing a bunch of applications or any other activity at all. I was just doing some websurfing and the computer slowed down for perhaps 15 seconds (beach balled), and then iStat menu reported the change in free memory and everything is fine.

Is this normal?

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