Dock using 330MB of Memory?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by u2333, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. u2333 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
    Long-time reader first time poster.

    Recently I discovered my 2007 MacBook running pretty slow.

    I checked out the Activity Monitor and discovered that "Dock" is using 330MB of "real" and "virtual" memory!

    this seems outrageous.
    I have repaired disk permissions, reset my PRAM, and reinstalled snow leopard, tried quitting the process, everything I can think of, but it always jumps back up to over 300 MB of memory usage

    any idea what is going on?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Could you post a screenshot of your dock and then post it here? Increased memory of Dock/Finder could result from different things. Do you have Stacks in your dock? How many? What do they contain?

    You can also try going to ~/Library/Preferences and trash the and restart your computer to see if that helps.
  3. u2333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
    here is the screenshot of my dock

    only stacks are the applications folder and my safari downloads
    they both don't contain anything out of the ordinary, downloads just has a couple documents: pdfs jpegs, etc.

    also finder is running around 37MB consistently, seems normal
    but dock is out of control at 337MB

    thanks for any advice!

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