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How do I find what's eating my memory?

899 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2008 7:47 AM by Trey Page2 RSS
Trey Page2 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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Mar 4, 2008 7:38 AM
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 (220,980 points)
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    Mar 4, 2008 7:42 AM (in response to Trey Page2)
    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?
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,970 points)
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    Mar 4, 2008 7:43 AM (in response to Trey Page2)
    People have had luck analyzing this kind of thing using
    WhatSize.

    charlie
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,970 points)
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    Mar 4, 2008 7:53 AM (in response to Trey Page2)
    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
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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