iTunes 7.0 a ram hog

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  1. Hobodale macrumors member

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    Just wondering if anyone else noticed that when you are using iTune's new cover flow feature(which is truly amazing by the way) that itunes uses an absurd amount of ram? I couldnt believe it when i first noticed it so I restarted my computer just to be sure and once I started up iTunes and it loaded all the images again it was using more ram than before. I realize that it does have to display a lot of album art seeing as I have over 6600 songs but still 1GB of ram?!?! Good thing my trusty MB has 2gigs. I attached a picture of my activity monitor.

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  2. satans_banjo macrumors regular

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    Forget RAM, according to 'top' iTunes is using 130% of my CPU power! Oh wait, now it's gone down to 6.2% - still pretty high though, just not impossibly high
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Your MacBook has dual cores, so 130% CPU is not at all impossible. Each core = 100%. EDIT: I see satans_banjo doesn't say what Mac he/she has, but I assumed it was an Intel Core Duo Mac.

    I've had iT7 open since I installed it yesterday, played around with CoverFlow a bit and while RAM usage goes up when I'm using that view mode, it goes back to around 55 MB real RAM when I go to list view.
     
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I've got 2 gigs installed, and with Itunes running I've got 614 megs free...normally I have about a solid gig left.
     
  5. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked and iTunes 7 is using 111MB while in cover flow view :eek: 37 in classic view :rolleyes:
     
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