Thread: Increasing ram usage
10-24-2007, 10:37 AM #1Increasing ram usage
I recently installed "menu meter" which i find very usful to monitor my system when running heavy applications on my ppc G5.
But i can't stop noticing that out of my 3gig of ram, at least 2 gig are always available no matter what program i run... On the other hand i can also notice my disks are running full blast always!
How can i tell my mac to make use of more memory to offset some of the processing load of the disks ?
ThanksInsight Dynamiks - music production and event managment
10-24-2007, 11:49 AM #2
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It could be that your heavy app requires a contiguous block of data that cannot fit in ram.
Are you on a desktop or laptop? My macmini (laptop hdd) gets a lot more disk usage since it's slower and takes longer to read/write. However my iMac hdd is idle much more often.
Or you have another app or even a background process that is using the hdd a lot.
10-25-2007, 04:06 PM #3Hi mate
Yeah its a desktop G5 ppc core 2.7ghz. I run logic mostly ...
I don't even have a background process, i'm not online with that computer either ... The quantity of ram usage does go up and down but between 200 and 375 on range of 3 gig...
I might be wrong but i thought i heard something about being able to tell the system to prioritise disk or ram usage, dunno if i'm making sens i'm no expert ...
Any suggestions ?
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