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I am kind new to all this. But I learn quickly. Let me give you a brief history. I have an iMac. It is great. However, recently my system shows manifestations of having a continuous memory leak. It does not show up all the time. But if I did nothing eventually I see all my memory eaten up. But then it all comes back or at least partially. I have followed the advice I found thru Apple Support Forum and Apple Technical Support and done the following: Archive and Install Reboot; Self Diagnostic Scan with AHT test. Results negative. Both CPU and memory are ok; Erase and Install Reboot. After each reboot or test performed, the results are the same - I still have a memory leak.

I watch this Apple application called "Activity Monitor" to monitor my memory usage and how much disappears and how fast. It is divided into Five sections: Free, Wired, Active, Inactive and Used. The wired remains a constant because I have a Bluetooth Wireless connection for my system. The "Active" and the "Inactive" fluctuates. But at times the more and more memory simply disappears into the "Inactive" category.

Few more notes and comments. This has been an ongoing problem for the last couple months. I have two other accounts other the main one, my own. And after each time I have done the following, the results is the same - no change in the memory leak. And here is a telling point. After I did the above actions, Archive and Install and Erase and Install, I noticed distinctly the same thing. In fact it got worst. I also noticed it did not matter what account I was in - my own or the other accounts, guest, test and Ricochet - the result was the same.

Now I have given a brief history of my problem, I have a few questions. What do I do first? I have established that it is not a hardware problem. So how do I proceed and determine if I do have a memory leak? Give me few pointers if you can or at least point me in the right direction.

I forgot one more thing. I downloaded your Omniobjectmeter application to help me find this memory leak. But how do I proceed? Can you help me?

Thank your for your help and co-operation.


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