Safari using ridiculous amount of RAM

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

  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    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


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    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:

  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Don't worry too much about recorded RAM usage unless you start getting slow downs and beach balls. :)

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