I have 193 GB of my 249 GB memory being used by 'other'..What on earth is in here and how can I remove it ? I know its anything outside of pictures, music etc but its massive and making my machine so slow
Im on a late 2009 macbook running OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)..I've tried running Omni and this useful to a point , I can't locate anything that is so high though that would be using all this memory up.
I've noticed lately that Safari (red) has three processes that take most of my memory, along with the horrible McAffe Anti-virus (blue) that my job requires... is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this?
yesterday, my machine starting dragging along. granted, i had a load of programs open, but that's macOS, innit?
then i looked in the activity monitor and something stood out. cpu and memory levels were reasonable, but there was a strange program taking up 1.3gb virtual memory. "TrueBlue Environment" it was called, and i killed it immediately. the dock restarted and then it was fine. none of my apps quit. what was this?
I just took a quiz online on Blackboard (university online suite for tests/homework/class notes) and I had to accept a trust certificate so a 30 min. limit timer would begin. After finishing the test, I looked in activity monitor and there are 2 processes: httpd(root) and http(_www). They are taking up about 2.6 GB of virtual ram each, and almost all of my physical memory is being used. Also, under the "kind" column, it lists them as Intel (64-Bit). What are these and why will they not disappear when I try to force-quit them?
I just recently bought my mac about two weeks ago and it came with 120 gb of memory, but I just checked today and it says I only have 96gb left, I haven't downloaded hardly any apps or transferred my music. How can I find out what is taking so much of my memory?
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I have a mid 2011 27" iMac that is taking longer than 3 minutes to boot. I've tried turning off everything in the start up menu, but that hasn't worked. In one of the other questions like this, Linc, I believe said to go to terminal and post to questions the output showed up in Text edit, and I have posted them below:
I'm using Safari Version 7.0.4 (9537.76.4) with Mavericks on MacBook Pro 13" late 2011. Has 4 GB RAM. The problem is Safari consume 787 MB of ram with ONLY 1 tab open! "Facebook"..When I clean my ram with memory cleaner, it goes down to 300 MB, 5 secs or less and it goes up again.
I have gotten this message a few times now. in a small pop-up window. I have however lots of free space. Over 1 TB on both my internal drive and on my backup.
Have checked for software updates. I don't have any antivirus programs or other such stuff. It happens when I have Final Cut Pro X open. Also happened when I was using Aperture. In other words no third party programs.
If, though, I try trace route, this is what I get: traceroute 184.108.40.206traceroute to 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168), 64 hops max, 52 byte packetstraceroute: sendto: Cannot allocate memory1 traceroute: wrote 22.214.171.124 52 chars, ret=-1
It looks as if, somehow, the route command is corrupting the normal routin
Pages (5.2.2, which has "An error has occurred" note in the purchases section of my App Store application)
Numbers (also has "An error has occurred" note in the "Purchases section" of my App Store application, and while it shows "installed" in same section, Numbers does not appear on the recently updated list in the "Updates" section)
and iMovie (10.0.5)
I also recall an Adobe update occurring (Macromedia?).
I began experiencing slow wake-from-sleep behavior. More recently, I have been getting "out of application memory" dialogs upon waking from sleep. There have also been a couple instances where the computer would not wake and had to be restarted. At one point, without having gotten the "out of application memory" dialog, I did note that virtual memory had ballooned to over 14 GB. That stayed like that until I logged out and logged back in.
This behavior seems to be specific to a user account (did not repeat when logged in as admin for one overnight test, but haven't tried an all day admin login).
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling BOINC, as well as removing an Adobe Resource Synchronizer app from the user login items (given the recent Adobe update, and having read that said item could cause trouble).
So, I'm not sure how to proceed beyond offering the reports below:
No admin access System Version: OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)Kernel Version: Darwin 13.3.0 Boot Mode: Normal Model: iMac8,1 RAM details BANK 0/DIMM0: Size: 2 GB Speed: 800 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x2C00000000000000 BANK 1/DIMM1: Size: 2 GB Speed: 800 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x2C00000000000000 USB Back-UPS XS 1500G FW:866.L6 .D USB
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
I have a brand new iMac, that often displays an error stating the mac is out of memory. The mac has 16GB of memory and usually the only software used is Office products and Safari. I noticed that the machine would run out of memory when the mac is doing its index. I can usully see this happening in the spotlight. Below is a screen shot of the activity monitor.
Mac specs: Mac OS X 10.9.3Intel Core i716GB RAM1TB Hard Drive
how do you remove back up data from the memory storage? my storage data states that i have over 80gb of data used for back ups and i dont know why as i use a external hard drive as a time machine .now my 250gb flash storage is nearly full..
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
Some of my automatic logins that the mac remembers are incorrect and my issue is that when updated, are somehow not retained in the autologin. This means the feature is often useless and causes ultra frustration as I rely on it heavily.
How do I reset the disfunctional logins, or will I have to clear them all and start over, gah? It does not happen on all of them
I have an iMac, early 2009 OS X 10.9.4. Up until a few months ago I didn't have a problem with my memory card reader. The computer no longer detects the memory card reader. There is no indication by the computer that the memory card read has been plugged in. I bought a new memory card reader (different brand). The computer does not detect the new memory card reader. I have tried rebooting the computer. That did not make a difference. I tried unplugging all the USB devices plugged into the computer. That did not work
I have a iMac DV G3/500 (Special Edition) from summer 2000. Anyway, I am using Mac OS 10.2.8. Recently, my start up disk's memory has gone done from 1.2 GB available free space to 668MB (currently). I haven't saved anything on this disk so I can not understand why this memory has dissappeared. I have also had icons on the start up menu disappear. Could someone please tell me how I can restore the missing memory?
I have a Black MacBook (Early 2008). I think that I still have the factory standard RAM sticks (I bought the Mac used from a friend). I noticed today that I am running on only one gig of RAM even though I have two gigs of memory.
I just bought a early 2009 MAC Pro and it came with 3GB of RAM, I ordered 3 2GB sticks of memory to replace the 3 1GB sticks that I had in there from Kingston. I turned off the unit, I popped the little levers and pulled the memory out of slot 1, 2, 3 and then replaced the memory with the new Kingston in slot 1, 2, 3
One of the sticks in is not working at all and I get the RED LED light no matter what slot I move that chip to. So I am running on 2 of the new Kingston memory chips.
Can I mix the memory and add the 1GB into slot 3 and 4 with slot 1 and 2 full of 2GB chips?
Also how to I run the memory utility again? I went to /system/Library/CoreServices/ and then I see the program Memory Slot Utility.app
How do I run this? I'm used to no spaces and I type ./then program name
I installed 4x2GB memory modules. Now, I have a "Memory Slot Utility" pop-up(The memory modules are installed in the recommended slots) that pops up every time I start my computer. How do I get rid of this notice permanently?
I'm new to mac and I've noticed that I can have 2 gigs of memory one day and the next I'm down to 24 or something!I've noticed that if I open a file in Itunes and then change the info that there are now 2 files in the finder, one with the old info and the new with the new metadata. Why does OS-X do that?!
Also, if I have 1 gig of memory left (out of 180 or so) why does it disappear to 0 if I open photoshop? I'm used to a PC running virtual memory and CPU but why does the Mac actually take away my available memory?I'm at my wits end here, it's been driving me up the wall for weeks!