10.4.5 RAM issues? (finder)

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone else had Finder using more RAM (10MB more for me) than 10.4.4 or other previous versions?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You actually noticed a RAM consumption difference of 10 MB? On a modern computer? Wow! :eek:

    I haven't noticed...and both of my Macs are on 10.4.5 now, so I can't test for you. Sorry. :(

    But right at this moment, here is what I see in 10.4.5:

    iMac G5 / 2.0 GHz / 1.5GB RAM: Finder has three threads and 32.5MB real memory and 252.5MB VM.

    iBook G4 / 800 MHz / 640MB RAM: Four threads, 14MB real memory, 194.5MB VM.

    So there's a lot of variability... are you sure you're seeing a change due to 10.4.5 and not variability?
     
  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    I'm on my iMac (see sig) right now, and according to Activity Monitor, Finder uses 20.35 MB RAM and 280 MB VirtualRAM, has 4 threads.

    Oh, im running 10.4.5
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The finder uses a variable amount of virtual RAM depending on what it is doing and the system alocates physical RAM depending on some fairly complex criteria.
     
  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well that's what I mean. Finder on 10.4.4 was using less than 25MB RAM, now it is using 35MB since the update.
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    mine Of finder in X.4.5 = 5 threads/7.07 MB real memory/ 140MB V. Memory :eek: :eek:

    thats on 2.5 days of up-time too
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think it has anything to do with the update. I think you're just seeing normal fluctuations, that you never watched closely enough for long enough in 10.4.4 to notice. That's my theory. ;)
     
  8. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's very possible... just seemed unlikely to me because every time I went into activity monitor on both versions of Mac OS X, it would be 25 MB and 35 MB, respectively. But it doesnt matter, its not causing me any problems. :D
     

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