Memory normally refers to RAM. Temporary, high-speed storage used to keep frequently accessed information available for use and helps keep the computer running smoothly

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Why is DashboardClient taking so much memory on MBP?

In recent days, the DashboardClient process is taking more memory on my MBP. It's a real memory of 144 MB as seen in Activity Monitor. I have never seen this process occupying memory like this ...
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What does it mean if I have lots of “Inactive” memory at the end of a work day?

After a day's of work at my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5, Activity Monitor shows that the majority of my computer's 8 GB of memory is "Inactive", and only a tiny sliver of the pie chart is ...
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Is there a Mac OS X Terminal version of the “free” command in Linux systems?

On Linux, I often use the free command to see the current amount of free and used memory in the system. For example: $ free total used free shared buffers cached ...
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My iPhone 4 only shows 256 MB of RAM?

I just received my iPhone 4 and Activity Monitor Touch and SYSTEM lite only show 247 MB of hardware memory. But the iPhone 4 is supposed to have 512 MB (of which 503 MB are actually available). I ...
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Anyone have any experience installing Corsair CM3X4GSD1066 memory on a Macbook Pro mid 2009? [closed]

Is the memory compatible for use in the mid-2009 aluminum unibody MBP? Reference: http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx#notebook The specification is compatible, but from my ...
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What Are The Signs of RAM (Slot) Failure?

I've recently attempted to install 2 sticks of 2GB RAM into my MacBook Pro, but unfortunately had jammed one stick in the lower RAM compartment (Apparently I forgot to enter it at 45°) and had a rough ...
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Apple-Certified RAM?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) from the base 2GB to 4GB. I'm planning to buy RAM from Kingston. There's two types of Kingston 1066 2GB RAM here. (Laptop-sized RAM) ...
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Safari is using too much RAM. How can I reduce its memory footprint?

I'm finding Safari (Latest - v5.0.2) to be even more of a memory hog than usual. (Currently using 465mb of RAM with only this tab open, but having been running for a while) Closing it and ...
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Why can Mac OS X 32-bit access all 4GB of memory, while Windows 32-bit can't?

I don't understand why Mac OS X 32-bit kernel can access all 4GB of memory (and even more) while Windows 32-bit can only work with ~ 3,3 GB, and for using more than 4GB you need 64-bit Windows. Even ...
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8 GB on MacBook Pro (13", 2.26 ghz)

The Apple specs say the 13" MacBook Pro supports up to 8GB of RAM. I have a 2.26GHz 13" one, and would really want to use this. Has anyone tried this before? What is the maximum memory recommended, ...
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MacBook Pro Memory

This relates to my previous question regarding my MacBook Pro. http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/1450/macbook-pro-will-not-start-or-quits I need to replace one of my 2G DIMMs and in shopping ...
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What is a trustworthy 2x4GB RAM for MacBook Pro 15" 2.4Mhz Core i5?

I'm looking to upgrade memory from 4GB to 8GB on my MacBook Pro 15" 2.4Mhz Core i5. I've been looking at Mushkin 8GB RAM on NewEgg, but it's been getting bad reviews lately for not working properly ...
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What's the difference between Real, Virtual, Shared, and Private Memory?

The different columns in Activity Monitor are a little confusing