Huge memory consumption kernel_task and taskgated

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

  1. rayhigh macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    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

    Dec 21, 2011
    What else did you get all that memory for... just to sit idle?

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

    Jun 15, 2012
    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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