Memory being "stolen"

Apple Imac all-in-one desktop
March 31, 2010 at 05:49:41
Specs: os x 10.4.11 powerpc g5, 1 GB DDR SDRAM
Some program/application(?) is stealing memory on my computer. I believed it was the MobileMe backup and after removing the stored backup files and application, the memory level was restored to the amount it was supposed to be. (My subscription expired yesterday.) However, something is causing my memory level to drop again, a couple of times a day! This behind the scenes program is causing my computer to disconnect from the internet during it's operation and it functions even when the computer is turned off.



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#1
March 31, 2010 at 06:26:41
Firstly, the program doesn't function when the computer is turned off. That's crazy talk.

When the computer is running, hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE and select 'Task Manager'. Look in the 'Processes' tab. The column "Mem Usage" will indicate which programs are using memory. You can click on Mem Usage to sort these in low/high order.

I'm not sure this is what your problem is though. You will need to describe more of the symptoms.

Which program?
Which o/s?
What is the memory size you expect it to be? What do you mean by "memory level"?


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#2
March 31, 2010 at 06:45:30
I think the terms you are using are PC terms, not for Macs. My iMac does not have a Task Manager.

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#3
March 31, 2010 at 06:56:14
Post your questions in the Mac forum.

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#4
March 31, 2010 at 07:19:41
Your response was abrupt, rude. I thought I was posting on the mac forum and the information at the top of my post described my equipment. A little patience and tact are appreciated from first time users of this web site. Sorry we're not all up to your standards.

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#5
March 31, 2010 at 07:42:13
bejeweledfan

That wasn't a rude response in the slightest. You made a mistake, Jam pointed it out to you. You were obviously not aware of your mistake or you would have corrected it.

It is now in the Mac Forum.

Stuart


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#6
April 13, 2010 at 06:52:09
To get to the 'task manager' on a mac you have to open
APPLICATIONS/UTILITIES and select ACTIVITY MONITOR.
That opens the mac version of task manager. Select the
column that

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#7
April 13, 2010 at 06:53:59
To get to the 'task manager' on a mac all you have to do is
open APPLICATIONS select UTILITIES and the click
ACTIVITY MONITOR.

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