Looking for some advice. I have a Macbook Pro and have recently upgraded its 4gb to 8gb. There hasnt been much difference to be honest however when in Activity Monitor I do seem to get a high Inactive Memory volume.
At the moment it reads
Free - 2.76gb
Wired - 1.06gb
Active - 2.30gb
Inactive - 1.88gb
Page In - 4.48gb
Page Out - 2.0mb
I understand that Inactive is RAM reserved for recent applications in order for them to open quicker, however I have rebooted and the only application I have open is Safari and yet still 1.88gb Inactive memory, surely this is too high
Can anyone offer any advice? Could this be faultly memory?
Also how high should VM memory be?
I do seem to get a high Inactive Memory volume.
Could this be faultly memory?
No. Inactive memory is memory allocated which hasn't been requested recently; it may become active, or it may be paged out. Explanation here
Using Activity Monitor
For the average user, Page Outs would be the most relevant figure -- it shows if excessive swapping occurs. You have no such problem. So, unless you are experiencing specific problems, stop worrying about this stuff and start enjoying your Mac and being productive -- that's what you got it for, right?