Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2013
    Posts
    13
    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me
    So when using Linux or Windows you have a memory usage, when looking at OS X it gives me a lot of numbers.

    "Free: 1.08 GB
    Wired: 1.01 GB
    Active: 887.7 MB
    Inactive: 1.04 GB
    Used: 2.92 GB"

    Seems like OS X is very memory heavy unless I am missing something. I am starting to consider upgrading to 8 GB of memory.

  2. #2
    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me
    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    8,553
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Give this a quick read. I think it will explain things. If not feel free to ask sdditional questions
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  3. #3
    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2013
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Give this a quick read. I think it will explain things. If not feel free to ask sdditional questions
    Awesome, makes perfect sense. I was worried it only showed a little over a GB free.

  4. #4
    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me
    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    8,553
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Glad to help. I remember how confusing this info was the first time I looked at it. I was trying to decide whether or not to add more memory. was on a tight budget (as usual) and didn't want to buy more memory if it wasn't needed.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Can anyone explain this Data usage?
    By MYmacROX in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-13-2011, 09:16 PM
  2. Memory Usage
    By battleflag in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-14-2009, 04:03 PM
  3. Memory usage
    By The Physicist in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2007, 07:48 AM
  4. pls explain memory management
    By nownot in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-22-2007, 01:58 PM
  5. Memory Usage?
    By LoveSupreme in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-13-2006, 08:36 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
  •