79Mb of real memory and 915 of VM... Normal?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by TimR, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. TimR macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Is it normal for Kernel Tasks to take 79Mb of real memory and 915 of virtual memory? It seems very high. (1.40% CPU 41 Threads)

    Next higest is Safari (70Mb Ram 250Mb VM)

    I’m running Dreamweaver, Entourage and Safari.

    1.25 Ghz G4 20’ iMac / Sys 10.3.8 / 768 MB Ram / 80 Gig HD
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Mine is 86 MB Real and 930.55 MB Virtual so yeah, I'd say it's pretty normal.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    It's fine. Mine's at 92 and 870.

    OS X is generally pretty good at organising its memory needs. Unless something gets very sluggish responding or you're low on HD space, just leave it to it and don't worry about it. :)
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    My kernel_task is using 52.25 MB real memory and 815.77 MB virtual memory - seems significantly lower than what you're reporting. At the time, Finder, Safari, iTunes, and Activity Monitor were the user-level applications running. All of the background processes except the Virex-related ones were using insignificant portions of CPU time (<1%).
     

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