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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

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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