Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Question Is 5GB of virtual memory normal?
    I have a PowerBook G4 1.33 Ghz with 768MB of RAM. Is it normal for mac os x to be using 5GB of VM with only 5 relativly small programs open?
    page ins/outs is 97167/3000.

    Thanks in advance


  2. #2
    Ok I just restarted my computer and it is still up at 4.5 Gigs.. so i've come to the conclusion that I'm an idiot the virtual memory in the activity monitor refers to the amount that os x has made available... I thought that is how much was actually being used. so I have nothing to worry about and you can ignore this post. Thanks


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. what is normal kernel_task memory usage?
    By oxband in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 12:21 PM
  2. virtual memory?
    By g77r7 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-14-2010, 09:12 AM
  3. Better to have 2.5gb mismatched memory or 2gb matched?
    By fenewman in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 06:03 PM
  4. Active memory usage, is this normal?
    By dyinginavan in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-26-2008, 09:59 AM
  5. virtual memory
    By evolution in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-01-2007, 06:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts