44MB of 4GB Free - is this ok?

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  1. dai.hop macrumors member

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  3. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    1.5 GB for safari... how many tabs do you have open? it have to be a lot. and 800 MB for FX.

    My safari use 500 MB with 12 tabs open. FX is on 260 MB with developer toolbar and 6 tabs.

    If you have open streaming video in all your tabs i can understand this memory usage.

    What are you doing with your browsers?
     
  4. dai.hop thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    @Mitthrawnuruodo
    Thank you for providing the article. I shall read it next.

    @MrBrekke
    Here are screen shots of Safari and Firefox:

    Safari
    http://outlookimages.co.uk/new/images/misc/20091222-122806-screen.jpg

    Safari became unresponsive when Top Sites tried to load in the tab I had just opened. The developer menu is on. The YouTube video wasn't playing.

    Firefox
    http://outlookimages.co.uk/new/images/misc/20091222-122956-screen.jpg

    Firefox is running with a slight delay. For example I can click on a text field but the text cursor will not appear for about a second - this could well be because I have FireBug turned on though.
     
  5. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    If you have any plugins try disabling them on at a time. and see which one creates the issue.

    If nothing else works out for you try reinstalling at least your Safari.

    Hope you get it working normally :)
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Whats the difference between free memory and inactive memory? I always wondered this
     
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