High memory usage, MacBook PRO Retina 16Gb i7

proadvertise

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 21, 2015
2
0
Hi,

I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 16Gb
Processor 2,5 Ghz Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel Iris Pro 1536 Mb
OS: OS X Yoseminte v10.10.2

I'm having a problem with my ram. I think its eating too much rum when I'm not doing anything.. Just browser opened (12 tabs)


Please check the "before" screenshots attached.

And this is how it looks when I have the Adobe Photoshop open (a small psd file 5,2Mb), Microsoft Word (1 page), Itunes, And the Chrome Browser (12 tabs opened)

Please check the "after" screenshots attached


Can someone help me with this issue? Why is it eating that much RAM?
If there is any other info that you need for this situation please tell me so I can get that for you.
Thank you

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)
 

Attachments


Meister

Suspended
Oct 10, 2013
5,455
4,265
here are the other screenshots i took. I couldn't attach them to the first post.
Those screenshots have nothing to do with memory usage.
Do not use any third party "Memory clean" apps. EVER!

----------

Can someone help me with this issue? Why is it eating that much RAM?
If there is any other info that you need for this situation please tell me so I can get that for you.
Your memory pressure is rock bottom low. There is nothing wrong.

Look here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1756865
 

redheeler

macrumors 604
Oct 17, 2014
7,396
6,965
It is normal for OS X and apps to use as much RAM as it possibly can on systems with higher RAM amounts, as long as memory pressure doesn't go into the red you're fine.
 

simonsi

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2014
4,849
716
Auckland
Nothing wrong. Just be guided by the Memory Pressure graph, low and green is fine.

Don't "clean" memory with any apps, they only waste your time on Yosemite.
 

yjchua95

macrumors 604
Apr 23, 2011
6,725
230
GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
Hi,

I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 16Gb
Processor 2,5 Ghz Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel Iris Pro 1536 Mb
OS: OS X Yoseminte v10.10.2

I'm having a problem with my ram. I think its eating too much rum when I'm not doing anything.. Just browser opened (12 tabs)


Please check the "before" screenshots attached.

And this is how it looks when I have the Adobe Photoshop open (a small psd file 5,2Mb), Microsoft Word (1 page), Itunes, And the Chrome Browser (12 tabs opened)

Please check the "after" screenshots attached


Can someone help me with this issue? Why is it eating that much RAM?
If there is any other info that you need for this situation please tell me so I can get that for you.
Thank you

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)
Any form of RAM cleaning apps are a scam. Their readings of free RAM are also a scam.

Such apps have been rendered useless since RAM compression and caching were introduced with Mavericks. Free RAM values are now permanently irrelevant. It has been superseded by Memory Pressure.
 

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
63,841
30,360
Boston
Your swap space is not being used and your ram pressure is low (in the green). I'd say you're not running low on resources. The old adage fits here, free memory is wasted memory.

If we were talking about windows that would be a different animal all together but OS X. Don't look for free memory but how the OS is using the memory and from what you've shown its not swapping out to disk, i.e., running low on available ram.