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    System Resources??  How much are being used??

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    Question System Resources?? How much are being used??
    I am wondering how I can see how much system resources are being used at any given moment. How much RAM and how much CPU.

    Can someone tell me how to see this??
    I Love my Mac!!!

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    System Resources??  How much are being used??
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    Download and install this widget.

    http://www.islayer.com/index.php?op=item&id=7

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    System Resources??  How much are being used??
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    Go to your applications folder.
    Go in the Utilities Folder
    Open up an app called Activity Monitor

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    System Resources??  How much are being used??
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    There is an EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT (can you tell I like it? ) application called MenuMeters, which posts a variety of real time updated meters in your Menu bar. You can monitor CPU, memory, disk, internet, etc. I couldn't live without it, and because is all shows up on your menu bar, it is always there, always visible, and takes up no additional screen "real estate".

    Get MenuMeters here:

    http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters

    Best of all, Menu Meters is open source freeware, so it won't cost you a penny. Enjoy!
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    System Resources??  How much are being used??
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    wow, that is really handy.
    thanks mac57

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    Oh, sweet. I'm really loving that app mac57. Quick question, what's a thermometer?

    Edit: Prehaps that sounded stupid. How is it finding out my temp? My old G3 actually has a gauge or something?

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    System Resources??  How much are being used??
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    I am not a G3 expert, but most modern Macs have a variety of thermal sensors built right into the system. My G5 has a small army of them - CPU, GPU, connecting areas... it goes on and on. Can any current G3 owners comment on whether the G3-class machines were also so equipped?

    So, since these are usually always present, apps like MenuMeters can simply read and display the results.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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