The Mac, largely due to the good management and optimization of Apple's macOS, can provide good performance on almost all machines… However, occasionally they get slow! In these cases, have you consulted the RAM deficit?
This simple step can be of great importance to understand the state of your machine and, thus, better control your computer's performance.
Despite the widespread and popularity of smartphones – which today are the main devices in Internet browsing – computers continue to be widely used machines, especially in productivity tasks.
Being associated with work, its performance is something very privileged, so as not to compromise the flow of productivity. In this regard, Apple Macs are the most desired, thanks to the good resource management done by macOS.
Despite everything, Macs are slow and often this can be associated with RAM. Find out how you can prove this, and take some steps to correct the problem.
The secret lies in the macOS RAM deficit…
In the macOS application list, or through Spotlight, you can access the Activity Monitor. This is where the magic happens, being able to control and monitor various parameters of your computer.
In the Memory tab you have access to the RAM status. At the bottom you can see the graph that shows the current state of memory, with colors ranging from green, yellow or red. As is logical, green is desirable, which shows a normal state in the Mac's RAM. If it is red, the computer is dealing with problems in this regard and performance will be negatively affected.
In addition, above you will find a list full of apps and processes that are running and that use your computer's memory. You can organize the list according to several parameters, from name to the amount of RAM they use and even threads.
By clicking on a specific app and then on the information icon found in the upper left corner of the Activity Monitor, you will have access to more details about the chosen application. If you are consuming too many resources or affecting the stability of your computer, you can even end the running process.