HOW many MB!!??

James Philp

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I'd like to turn people's attention to this:

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Check it out!
These are the open applications:
Finder, Dashboard, Safari, Mail, Adium, iCal, iTunes and aquisition

And this is the used RAM:
603MB

I really hope this isnt true.

Originally pisture posted by ryan1524 as part of this thread.

Anyne else tried tiger yet? These values typical? (Hoping so badly that they're not!)
 

iGary

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Tell him to empty his Safari cache.

Adium isn't resources friendly either, in my experience.

How many widgets are open in the background?
 

James Philp

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iGary said:
Tell him to empty his Safari cache.

Adium isn't resources friendly either, in my experience.

How many widgets are open in the background?
Safari Cache surely isn't in the RAM!?
I use Adnium on my G3 Pismo £384MB (Which i was planning to install Tiger on!)
I did PM him yesterday, but no relply as yet.
 

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quackattack said:
I agree, the number of widgets open would be a big question. I have heard that konfab uses 1-3 mb per widget.
Look at the menu bar - no konfab!
Plus he's running Tiger (it seems) so why still use konfab?
 

unfaded

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For the millionth ****ing time people...

MacOS X uses more available RAM than it needs so that it can do things faster, and cache more things. It is using that much RAM because it can. If you open more applications, you will not run out of RAM, the programs in use will just stop caching to such a ridiculous extent.

I really hope this misconception about OS X will die SOMEday.
 

quackattack

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James Philp said:
Look at the menu bar - no konfab!
Plus he's running Tiger (it seems) so why still use konfab?
He is running dashboard. I'm not sure how much better the memory management is. I know it is quite a bit better, but if he is running lots of widgets it could still bog down. Just a thought.
 

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unfaded said:
For the millionth ****ing time people...

MacOS X uses more available RAM than it needs so that it can do things faster, and cache more things. It is using that much RAM because it can. If you open more applications, you will not run out of RAM, the programs in use will just stop caching to such a ridiculous extent.

I really hope this misconception about OS X will die SOMEday.
Yeah, that's true. The fact that OS X uses so much RAM doesn't mean that won't handle much more difficult situations when necessary. Just ignore the memory usage and see how OS X actually performs the necessary tasks.
 

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unfaded said:
For the millionth ****ing time people...

MacOS X uses more available RAM than it needs so that it can do things faster, and cache more things. It is using that much RAM because it can. If you open more applications, you will not run out of RAM, the programs in use will just stop caching to such a ridiculous extent.

I really hope this misconception about OS X will die SOMEday.
Okay okay, relax. That makes sense, it is just I have never seen it. I know with Panther I have never seen OSX cache that much for so few programs.

Maybe Tiger will do this to a larger extent, thanks for the info.
 

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unfaded said:
For the millionth ****ing time people...

MacOS X uses more available RAM than it needs so that it can do things faster, and cache more things. It is using that much RAM because it can. If you open more applications, you will not run out of RAM, the programs in use will just stop caching to such a ridiculous extent.

I really hope this misconception about OS X will die SOMEday.
This is true.

Before emptying cache:



After:

 

James Philp

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He's been doind a lot of surfing.
I think the main reason for the large number may be he's downloading loads of sftuff on aquisition. I know that's a hoggy program. I use acqlite! - Free! :p
 

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Isn't it a good thing that Mac OS X uses that much RAM on a system that can support it? Hell, if I had 1 GB of RAM I'd want it to use as much as it could, for speed. I wouldn't be concerned for lower systems because it'll scale appropriately.
-Chase
 
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