64 bit Safari or 32 bit Chrome?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by heboil, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. heboil macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    Using Activity Monitor, it seems Safari's memory usage starts to balloon after a while. What kind of trade-offs would you see running a browser that is 64 bit that is consuming more memory, or running a 32 bit browser (Chrome), that is using less? Not all active programs are 64 bit, but often the majority are.

    Mac Mini 2.4 GHz Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.5 with 8GB of RAM. I am never short on RAM for the things I do, but I was just curious.

  2. mrbash macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2008

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