4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2008 7:47 AM by Trey Page2
Trey Page2 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
My machine is telling me I don't have enough memory to install the latest updates but I don't have hardly any music, video, or pictures. How can I find what files are eating my memory?

Thx!

Dual 1.25 G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (247,085 points)
    Do you mean "memory" as in RAM or "memory" as in disk space? If the latter that is referred to as storage space not "memory." Please clarify. Also let us know how much RAM you have installed, the size of your hard drive and the amount of free space available. Also what updates are you attempting to install, and are you using Software Update or standalone updaters?
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,520 points)
    People have had luck analyzing this kind of thing using
    WhatSize.

    charlie
  • Trey Page2 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    When I click get info on the Mac HD it says capacity 74gb and 3gb available. I think I've got enough RAM.

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Power Mac G4
    Model Identifier: PowerMac3,6
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (3.2)
    Processor Speed: 1.25 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 768 MB
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,520 points)
    That's really not THAT much RAM, but it is enough, as you say.

    But only about 4% free disk space is not good - your machine will not run well at all.
    You definitely need to find what is using all the space.

    charlie