Really high memory usage in Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rdf8585, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. rdf8585 macrumors regular

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    After a couple hours of browsing, mostly with 1-2 windows or 1-2 tabs open, Safari's memory usage is consistently 300-400 MB and one time I even had a slew of pageouts on my activity monitor .... the only time I've ever had pageouts. I know sites like espn.com, mlb.com, and youtube.com probably increase memory usage b/c of the flash content...... but 300-400 MB? I can live with 100-200 MB (which is what Firefox uses on my system) but 300-400 MB seems quite out of control.

    Any remedies?
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Safari caches aggressively. Either clear your cache or quit Safari and start it up again. Unfortunately, there isn't a memory cache preference.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I reset Safari every now and then to keep this sort of behaviour at bay. I haven't actively tested how well resetting helps, but it seems to help a little bit. :)
     
  4. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I agree, I do the same thing every few weeks. It does help out a lot and speeds everything up.
     

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