High memory usage, MacBook PRO Retina 16Gb i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by proadvertise, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. proadvertise macrumors newbie


    Feb 21, 2015

    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)

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  2. proadvertise thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 21, 2015
    Here are the other files attached.

    here are the other screenshots i took. I couldn't attach them to the first post.

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  3. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Those screenshots have nothing to do with memory usage.
    Do not use any third party "Memory clean" apps. EVER!


    Your memory pressure is rock bottom low. There is nothing wrong.

    Look here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1756865
  4. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    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.
  5. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    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.
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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 It has been superseded by Memory Pressure.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.

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