View Full Version : PB Inactive Memory Question

21st October 2005, 01:47 AM
hello all,
i was wanting to know why after about 5 minutes of using my pb, after reseting, the inactive memory is around 950 MB and the free memory is only around 14 MB. Why is this??

the only way to get more free memory is to open heaps of programs and then close them but i shouldnt have to do this. any thoughts?


21st October 2005, 06:10 AM
From Activity Monitor Help:
Inactive memory
This information is no longer being used and has been cached to disk, but it will remain in RAM until another application needs the space. Leaving this information in RAM is to your advantage if you (or a client of your computer) come back to it later.

It's normal, and seemingly better for the machine to have inactive memory than free memory.