Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Memory Issues running SL
    Mitcherooney's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2006
    Posts
    294
    Memory Issues running SL
    Greetings

    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

  2. #2
    Memory Issues running SL
    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,477
    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, 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.

  3. #3
    Memory Issues running SL
    Mitcherooney's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2006
    Posts
    294
    Thanks for that dt. I think I might switch to boot camp and see how that goes.

    Cheers M

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. imac memory issue - always running out of memory
    By the8thark in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-28-2013, 01:17 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM
  3. Running out of memory
    By Kitrh in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 11:01 AM
  4. running low on start up memory
    By jordan.p in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 05:33 PM
  5. Adding Memory...Running hotter!?
    By Juliet in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-09-2006, 01:02 AM

Posting Permissions

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