Safari using ridiculous amount of RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iBookG4user, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #1
    Safari is using a ridiculous amount of RAM right now. It grown to about 200MB, I've noticed it get over 250MB sometimes. The most windows I have open is one window with 5 tabs. Why does Safari take up so much memory? I only have 768MB of RAM and I usually only have 12MB free because of this.
     

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  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    I don't know the reason for it, but Safari does seem to be a resource hog. I have 6 tabs open and it's using 483MBs of RAM (out of my 1.5GB of system RAM). I think the only real solution people have found is to restart Safari every once in a while. Mine's been running for a day or so to get to this point:

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Don't worry too much about recorded RAM usage unless you start getting slow downs and beach balls. :)
     

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