what exactly does mac do with its ram.. i only have 2.13 gigs available

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    i have 10 gigs of ram :ugh: and i barely have anything open
     
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    Leopard is a memory hog and Safari has had a memory leak for years and years. Doesn't matter how much RAM you have, the system will always eat it up. I've seen Safari eat +16GB alone.
     
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    You don't even know how to use your computer and you have 10gb. :rofl:
     
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    Inactive ram is ram that was used at one point and is no longer being used, but hasn't been cleared just in case an app needs it back.

    If another application needs it however, it will utilize it immediately.

    Basically, count it as "free" ram as well.

    Check out http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107918
     
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    Wired memory
    This information can't be cached to disk, so it must stay in RAM. The amount depends on what applications you are using.

    Active memory
    This information is currently in RAM and actively being used.

    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.

    Free memory
    This memory is not being used.
     
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