79Mb of real memory and 915 of VM... Normal?

TimR

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 23, 2005
6
0
Highlands, Scotland
Hi

Is it normal for Kernel Tasks to take 79Mb of real memory and 915 of virtual memory? It seems very high. (1.40% CPU 41 Threads)

Next higest is Safari (70Mb Ram 250Mb VM)

I’m running Dreamweaver, Entourage and Safari.

1.25 Ghz G4 20’ Imac / Sys 10.3.8 / 768 MB Ram / 80 Gig HD
 

Lacero

macrumors 604
Jan 20, 2005
6,639
2
Mine is 86 MB Real and 930.55 MB Virtual so yeah, I'd say it's pretty normal.
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,107
75
Solon, OH
My kernel_task is using 52.25 MB real memory and 815.77 MB virtual memory - seems significantly lower than what you're reporting. At the time, Finder, Safari, iTunes, and Activity Monitor were the user-level applications running. All of the background processes except the Virex-related ones were using insignificant portions of CPU time (<1%).
 
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