Holy Memory Hogs

LightMast

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Firefox is just chewing up memory on my new i7...only with 4 tabs open (forums and gmail).

Then there is the launchd tearing up about 375 constantly. Window server is hovering around 175-200 as well.

Any ideas?
 

Intell

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I've never seen launchd take up that much. Firefox yes, but only with 7+ tabs open. iTunes... well it's just bloated from the start.
 

LightMast

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itunes is backing up and updating my iphone 4, so I expected it to be eating resources.
 

Corndog5595

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the firefox coders need to learn how to dealloc objects ;)


This is only 5 minutes of browsing. I imagine running firefox for an hour or two would result in a large amount of memory leaks.
 

LightMast

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I've killed and reloaded firefox. Is Safari any better? Is there something equiv to adblock for safari?
 

Corndog5595

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safari is better about memory leaks, but still takes up a good amount of resources. It isn’t as slow as firefox though.

and yes, there is an adblock extension for safari (I am using it right now).


 

Reelknead1

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My safari is taking up 490mb currently. I haven't restarted it in probably a week.

I think its time to restart the computer, but out of 2gb I still have 350mbs free.
 

LightMast

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Turns out it was the StarCraft II downloader beating my machine to death.
 
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