Flash plugin using 212MB of RAM???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by acron1, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. acron1 macrumors regular

    acron1

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    Is this right? With the limited amount of RAM on my 11.6" MBA(and no possibility of upgrade) I am concerned about RAM usage...

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    I can't believe how much RAM Flash Player is using... Can someone else confirm this?
    Thanks

    P.S. I had this posted over at Notebook Review and I thought that all was OK after I restarted Safari... BUT when I checked again today it was once again creeping up towards 200+ MB with just one(!) tab open...:confused:
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Safari uses 3gb of real memory and 9gb of virtual memory. I count you as lucky.
     
  3. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, exactly why Steve jobs and apple are staying away from flash. First on iPad. Now not shipping flash installed. Flash sucks. Waste of everything.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, Flash can use huge amounts of RAM. Should have got 4Gb.
     
  5. acron1 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

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    installing clicktoflash will see flash off where not required in safari
     
  7. acron1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looking into it... Thanks.:)
     

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