Holy Memory Hogs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LightMast, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. LightMast macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. LightMast thread starter macrumors regular

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    itunes is backing up and updating my iphone 4, so I expected it to be eating resources.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Thats normal. I tend to have about 1/2 GB on browser resources.
     
  5. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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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.
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  6. LightMast thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've killed and reloaded firefox. Is Safari any better? Is there something equiv to adblock for safari?
     
  7. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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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).


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  8. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. LightMast thread starter macrumors regular

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

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