Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

memory leak

Posted on 1998-11-22
1
Medium Priority
?
325 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
PC 6400, upgrade to OS 8.5, 64mg ram. When started system uses 17mg memory, after sitting for awhile idle, system memory useage is up to 55mg. Why, how do I fix?
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:towoc
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
caeisenb earned 600 total points
ID: 1537093
The most likely culprit is a hidden background process that keeps gobbling up more memory as it goes...  It also could simply be starting and quitting without handing back its memory properly.
Try running MacOS Purge: (http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/cfg/mac-os-purge-101.hqx)

It should solve your problem.  Also, it might be wise to check your system for virii and/or possible corruption.

A memory usage utility like that included in RamDoubler 8x (www.connectix.com) or RamCharger (www.jumpdev.com/download/info/) might tell you exactly what is stealing up all that precious RAM.

I hope this answers all your questions!
-Curtis
0

Featured Post

Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to …
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
Through the video, you can check the migration process of Outlook PST file to PDF. Kernel for Outlook to PDF tool can convert Outlook emails with all attributes like Subject, To, From, Cc, Bcc and other folders such as Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Jun…
To export Lotus Notes to Outlook PST or Exchange and Domino Server files to Exchange Server or PST files with ease, go for Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion tool. Through the video, you can watch the conversion process. A common user with…

608 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question