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How much RAM is your 2009 mini using at startup?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: How much RAM is your 2009 mini using at startup? Reply with quote

I’m asking this question cuzz I find SL’s RAM managament pretty wacko, at least compared to Tiger or Leo.

At startub it’s using 1006 MB, high Wired values (about 700 MB) are also there.

Thanks in advance, guys. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SL's RAM usage is very high in my opinion. Mine Idles at 680-700MB after start up. It creeps and creeps from there. On another note My hackintosh netbooks run 10.6.2 with 1GB of memory fairly well.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's using 1.01GB after startup and launch of Activity Monitor. I never noticed it was so high until now. Doesn't the first 256MB get gobbled up for graphics on a 2-4GB system? That would mean the OS is using 750MB, which seems like a lot.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



This much.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Nice to see some comparisons. Unfortunately I don’t have my early 2009 Leo mac mini to compare it to BUT I can tell you that the RAM usage was not nearly as high at the startup. This much I can remember.

I’m at it cuzz I was unbelievably extatic when Apple decided to go 4GB standard on the high end mini model and now we know the reason why it did what it did - SL is far from “leaner Leopard”.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voyager, that firefox is using 100 MB more memory than safari.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacDSmith2 wrote:
Voyager, that firefox is using 100 MB more memory than safari.

What's your point? I still seem to have plenty of free memory (and I can't remember what it was doing at the time - running it's usual 14 extensions and this web page for a start)

In reality, to answer mabaker's question, it would not be running either a web browser or email at start-up.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you snow leopard is slower then leopard when you run xbench and geek bench tests.
If you have seen operating systems for 30 plus years new ones eat more ram and more cpu. This is to sell new computers. Plain and simple. It is business. Making a computer go out of date in a year is good for computer sales. Software is how you outdate computers.
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