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

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

  1. TimR macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2005
    Highlands, Scotland

    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


    Jan 20, 2005
    Mine is 86 MB Real and 930.55 MB Virtual so yeah, I'd say it's pretty normal.
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    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


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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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