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Is there a program for Mac that tells me whats eating my memory?

Asked by willbrawn (6609points) March 15th, 2009

On my HDD I am using way to much memory, is there a program that could tell me where its going to? I would like to recover some of it.

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DeanV's avatar

Do you mean RAM or hard disk space? For Disk space i would try Disk Inventory X

willbrawn's avatar

Disk space.

Bagardbilla's avatar

Also check out Activity Monitor, it’s already built into your OS! It has many nifty ways to monitor things like memory, Internet activity, CPU usage, as well diskspace usage.
Good luck!

DeanV's avatar

Activity Monitor is good too, but if you want a visual representation, I would try Disk Inventory X. It may take a while, but I think it’s a pretty good app.

bluedoggiant's avatar

Disk Inventory X is an EXCELLENT program as @dverhey pointed out

iStat Pro from iSlayer also does a great job when it comes to clearly showing what’s eating up your RAM.

iwamoto's avatar

for disk space i always use grand perspective, seems it works about the same as DIX

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