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Please explain Activity Monitor a little bit...

Asked by rexpresso (920points) May 1st, 2010

Hi this is part of my Activity Monitor

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5568/activitymonitor1.png

What does it mean that tiny apps and applets have such enormous Virtual Memory quantities?

Also I’m not sure if my Macbook is 64 bits, how can I know for sure? And if it isn’t is it still okay that some stuff is running at 64 bits?

That’s all… thanks for any help.

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I can solve one problem for you. Click on the Apple logo in the top left. Then click on ‘About This Mac’. Then click on ‘More Info…’ Look under ‘Processor Name’ & compare it to this chart.

Processor Name———32 or 64 bit
Intel Core Solo——————32 bit
Intel Core Duo——————-32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo—————-64 bit
Intel Quad-Core Xeon——64 bit
Dual-Core Intel Xeon———64 bit
Quad-Core Intel Xeon——64 bit

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To whoever is interested, I discovered Peek-a-Boo a software that replaced Activity Monitor and has advanced features like the ability to pause a process, which I use to save resources temporarily for other stuff without having to shutdown a program.

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