Huge memory consumption kernel_task and taskgated

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rayhigh, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. rayhigh macrumors member

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    I have 16 GB of physical memory. Kernel_task is eating up ~6.42 GB, taskgated ~4.18 GB. I only have a few programs open, nothing more intensive than Firefox and Transmission. Any thoughts? This seems insanely high. Running DP 5.
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

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    What else did you get all that memory for... just to sit idle?

    You memory misers crack me up. :D
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    From what I can gather, Mavx seems to use about 90% of your RAM. Generally. All the time. Whatever you're doing.

    If you have a problem with performance, then you can consider whether there's any merit in investigating each process's memory usage. Otherwise: relax. There's a computer looking after your memory.
     

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