View Full Version : itunes 7 ram hog...

the kid 05
Sep 27, 2006, 12:24 AM
why is my itunes taking up 430 and up mbs of ram?

i have a mac pro 2.0 1 gig of ram

Sep 27, 2006, 12:45 AM
Well you answered it yourself - it's a ram hog.

Hmm... does that look something like this?



the kid 05
Sep 27, 2006, 01:00 AM
no, mine must have been broke it wasn't wearing the glasses ;)

haha, but seriously why did it jump from using a low amount to such a high amount?

Sep 27, 2006, 01:10 AM
You know, there was a thread on this with the EXACT same title about two weeks ago... here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=233109).

It seems like CoverFlow is the culprit... iTunes probably puts all the album art in the RAM for quick browsing.


mad jew
Sep 27, 2006, 01:13 AM
Is that Real Memory or Virtual Memory? Mine only uses about 70MB of Real Memory, which I think is fair enough. I'm just literally playing music with no visualisers or anything fancy. I forget how much iTunes 6.0 used... :)

Sep 27, 2006, 01:16 AM
even on my decent spec MBP (2.0ghz, 2gig ram) iTunes 7 can be a slug. esp when firing up some of my music videos, and going from windowed to full screen and back.. what a dog!

Sep 27, 2006, 01:37 AM

I have .49 GB RAM left for the OS.

mad jew
Sep 27, 2006, 01:41 AM
Crazy, how long has it been open?

Sep 27, 2006, 08:44 PM

I have .49 GB RAM left for the OS.

What is going on...Holy...##$%%^:eek:

I got better performance with iTunes 7 than 6 :eek:

Sep 27, 2006, 08:59 PM
When I have iTunes 7.0.1 minimized it uses 123 MB real memory, 500 MB virtual. When I scroll through the album covers it spikes to using 360 MB of real memory, but it goes back down right away.

Sep 27, 2006, 09:04 PM
I can not get it to go above 200mb of real RAM. But it normally is around 50-100.

Sep 27, 2006, 09:45 PM
mines only 75-150 usually i dont know how but it is