My iMac has 4Gb RAM and this morning I had a problem with the blued process chewing up memory even though Bluetooth was off and I don't ever use it. After a bit of searching I found the probable cause. Anyway, whilst looking at the above issue, my system was really crawling but the memory usage wasn't over 70% and CPU usage was low too. The swap space usage had jumped up to 4Gb and all the time I was opening new Safari windows researching the issue. The system was getting more and more sluggish and the swap usage was growing but memory usage stayed at 70%. Why wouldn't it use the last 30%?
After using Google and MRoogle I still haven't found a solution for this. Mail CPU usage spikes to over 100% and the MBP gets extremely hot. I then have to force quit Mail. I am using MobileMe and all the lastest updates for Snow Leopard.
I have got a iMac 2011 27inch i5 2.7GHZ 4Gb RAM, i was wondering what is the average consumption should be with the system memory and how much on average should be free? Because mine used to have 2.6GB free and now my Imac is running more slowly and is about 1.38GB free.
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 a unibody Macbook 2.4 with 4GB RAM, running the latest version of Leopard (10.5.5). In activity monitor, I see each process has uses virtual memory of over half a gig, with a total VM size of over 40GB. Is this normal? Is all this virtual memory eating space on my hard disk? Why does each process require so much virtual memory? Is all the software on my Macbook, bloatware?
The attachments show what I am saying. Do others also have similar VM statistics?how to increase memory size
So I finally went to the Apple Store and got my very first Mac, a MacBook Pro 13" .
Anyways, I got the baseline configuration that came with 4 GB of memory. Playing with the Activity Monitor, I noticed that after awhile of using the computer, the green "free" memory piece of the pie becomes progressively smaller until it's almost gone. Does that mean I have no more free memory left? But I'm not running a lot of programs at once. Just Safari and iTunes, maybe Pages too.
I just bought my first mac (2010 13 inch base model) and i was looking in Activity Monitor when i noticed that my free system memory is around 15-20mb. Is this normal? The only things i have running is chrome, itunes, and steam. Would these programs eat up memory? if this is a stupid question please forgive me!!!!
I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with an 2.66 GHz i7 processor, 8 G-Byte of RAM and a 500 G-Byte hard drive with plenty of free space and am running OS X 10.7.3 . Whenever I run a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine under Parallels 7, ~ 6 G-Byte of wired memory is used. I have allocated 4 G-Byte of memory to the virtual machine. I would expect plenty of free space and that used to be the case but no longer. I am tired of an unresponsive machine and spinning beach-balls.
Currently, I have a 13" late 2011 MacBook Pro with 4gb of RAM. Right now, I only have 15mb of RAM free, and for some reason the rest is being used by an unknown process. I'll include a screenshot below
I recently bought a Power Mac G5 with 3 20" cinema displays, each with their own video card. I've since stopped using one and it sped up some. But even with the most simple tasks, it is hella slow and freezes sometimes. If I just have Firefox and iTunes open, it runs slow and the fans kick in overdrive. The main video card is an ATI Radeon x800 with 256 RAM and the other is a 9200 with 128 RAM. how to free up my RAM and speed it up?
I am wondering whether the memory use I see is common to the Mac OS X - touted as the graphics pros choice - it's seems anything but to me. I have a mid 2010 iMac 27" 3.2 GHz Intel Core i312 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (just upgraded in the hope that it would improve the problem - it didn't)ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MBMac OS X Lion 10.7.4 That spec should be more than ample. No. Pixelmator uses up to 5GB yes - GB) just opening the app. If I dare to open an actual image - let's say a 120mb jpg for editing - the memory usage is even higher - usually resulting in the image not opening at all. GIMP is similar, but not as extreme - opening the file uses around 2GB. Nevertheless, both of the above seem to me to be examples of excessive memory usage. Certainly, my machine slows to a crawl when doing anything related to images?
Info: Mac OS X (10.7.3), New iMac - bought Dec 2010
My wife has an Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook with Leopard 10.5.8. We've run the software update. We've run repair disk permissions. We've restarted the computer. But despite all of that, her virtual memory usage is really high compared to my computer. Each process is using from approximately 600 - 1100 MB of virtual memory. She has 12 GB of free space on her hard drive, but her computer has been running slower lately and has had the low startup disk space warning.
Info: MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
My late 2008 15" MBP 2.8Ghz typically shows a CPU temp above 100 degrees Celsius ~ 216 F when using Handbrake. What is considered a normal operating temperature range? Also Activity Monitor show that Handbrake is using more than 100% of the CPU how is this possible? What does it mean? How can you use more than 100% of the CPU?
The battery on my MBP (2007 2.33 Core 2 Duo) has started to die, just like the three others that came before it. It seems like it's only been a year or so since I got a new battery. Yesterday, I was using it unplugged and the computer shut off when the battery was around 58%. I have never seen a battery shut off that early. The worst I had seen before that was a previous battery that would die around 35%.
A couple questions:
1. Is there something I am doing that is causing my batteries to keep dying so quickly? An Apple Genius told me that keeping the computer plugged in all the time can burn out the battery. I don't really want to bother putting the computer through unnecessary charge cycles to keep up the battery life.
2. Is there any way to recoup some of the lost battery life of my current battery, or is it just dead?
3. In replacing the battery, should I buy another Apple battery from the website, or are there better quality 3rd party MBP batteries?
4. On a side bar, I am thinking about purchasing a new MBP, but I am worried that the battery will have the same problem, and it will be much more of a hassle to fix because everything is internal now. I hate having to hand my computer over to Apple Care for a whole day and be without it.
So I bought a macbook pro 13" about a month ago. I've been running coconut battery tests on it and the battery health is only at 89%. This is super upsetting to me. I went to the apple store and they ran their diagnostic test only to tell me that my battery is within specification, so they wouldn't replace it. The health they calculated was 91%.
What should I do? This seems unfair to me. Coconut battery stats: Battery capacity: 5141 mAh Original battery capacity: 5770 mAh Battery load cycles: 27 Age of your mac: 4 months
I usually have my screen brightness set to a few ticks above the lowest, but when my screen shuts off (after 3 mins or whatever I have it set to in the control panel) and gets turned on again, the brightness is set to max. If I then drop the brightness by one tick, it drops to where it was set before. It doesn't do this when I close the lid but it does go to full brightness when I restart the computer and as I enter the windows desktop it goes back to what it was set at.
I've had my Macbook Pro for just over 2 years and recently bought one of the 2010 models. I'm about to sell my old one but when I downloaded Coconut Battery, I saw that my battery holds a lot less charge than it did when it was new: Have I been doing something wrong or is it just low because the laptop is 2 years old? If it's something I've been doing, I don't want to make the same mistake with my new one.
I tried to install Flash 10.1 that's just been released. It hangs at 95% and then does jack all. I can uninstaller but I can't for the life of me get it to install. I flaming well hate Flash but I need it to view the F1 on the BBC.
I usually keep my mac connected to AC power and probably once a week I try to drain the battery. It only has 28 cycles. I bought it last year on november and today when I removed the ac power, a little while after I realized that the battery health went from 88% to 77%! What can I do? I am doing everything that mac says to keep a healthy battery!
I just bought my macbook pro not long ago. around 2months? And my battery is going down really quick. 1% every 3 mins and I only have firefox on and my backlight is turn off. My brightness is turn on to the middle. I was looking at my friends macbook. Doesn't seem to be going down so quickly.
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)