iTunes 7, RAM hog.

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  1. HungrySeacow macrumors regular

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    Anyone else notice just how bad this is? I have 2GBs of ram which is generally considered a lot to most users and iTunes 7 keeps working on eating the whole thing :p. Even more sad, quit iTunes and you don't get your memory back. Bad Apple... Bad.. :p
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Forgive me for saying this, but did you CMD + Quit iTunes? I watched two things and then quit in iTunes and I got my RAM back, and I have the same amount as you. :confused:

    If you did, try reinstalling.
     
  3. Azmordean macrumors 6502

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    As I sit here, iTunes 7 is currently using 56 MB of RAM. I'd try reinstalling it if I were you. Granted I just downloaded it, but so far I have no problems with it!
     
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  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Hmm i get low 30's in ram for itunes 7. doesnt seem that bad
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I'm having this same issue right now. I'm going to see if a re-install will help.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I got iTunes back through a re-install. We'll see what happens now when I quit and re-open.

    Came back upon launch again. So maybe it was just an odd install. I hope it was.
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    137 megs or RAM is being used right now... That's a lot. This is on XP with just 500 songs.
     
  9. trudd macrumors regular

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    The spike comes from browsing your music's artwork.

    I opened it up and it ran at 27 megs (3,600 song library, FYI). Then I started browsing my artwork (making sure each album cover loaded), and it spiked to 500 megs.

    'Tis the price we pay for aesthetics.
     
  10. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    My ram use is mid 60 mbs at start up, dropping to low 50s when I start to listen to something.(7500+ songs, mac mini ppc 1.42, 1GB ram) It does climb when spinning through the covers. The more covers looked at, the more it "remembers." I keep the covers to around 10kb each though. Maybe if you have some big image files in there, ram use might get really out of hand..
     

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