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    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Memory Issues running SL

    It all began a few months ago when my wife bought me an Apple wireless mouse........

    As I had been running Tiger, I had to upgrade to Snow Leopard for it to function. More expense. And iLife......

    Now I have (in Apple terms) an ancient machine. It's a 2006 iMac. The maximum RAM that can be installed is 2 Gig - which I have.

    Memory usage seems high. The spec for SL calls for 1 Gig, but frequently Activity Monitor shows much higher than this and if I use Parallels, it shoots up to 1.99 Gig!!!

    My question is - is this normal? Is anyone using a similar machine and having the same or different experience?

    Is it all part of a plot By S Jobs esquire to force me into buying a new model?

    I must say that I like SL, Time Machine etc, but I will go back to Tiger if I must.....

    Cheers Mitcherooney

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    2GB works fine here on my Mini with SL but I do not use Parallels with Windows on it as that does take up a lot of RAM. Otherwise I find SL with 2GB fine for most general usage. You might try adjusting Parallels and how much RAM is allocates.

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    Mitcherooney's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2006
    Thanks for that dt. I think I might switch to boot camp and see how that goes.

    Cheers M

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