Im Puzzled At WTF iTunes Just Did

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac-Maine, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Mac-Maine macrumors member

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    Ok so I noticed my itunes was getting a wee bit laggy when I 1st open it, sometimes i'll spin thru the cover flow and it will pause for a second or 2 no big deal but annoying non the less

    just looking in activity monitor itunes was using like 76MB

    not bad right?

    but due to the slight laggyness I decide to clean up in itunes

    i get rid of all the smart playlist, turn off genius, itunes DJ, Books, Apps, Movies (cuz i dont put any on my iphone), Turn off auto sync

    basically thats it

    I closed itunes completly, open it back up and BOOM it starts up in a milli-second, 15 gbs of music and all the artwork pop up faster then ever, im loving it!

    but then i check activity moitor, and it went from using 76MB to 180Mb!!!!

    WTF IS GOING ON!? Is That Bad? Even though my computer doesnt feel slower and itunes is now faster this kinda bothers me

    enlighten me guys
     
  2. Mac-Maine thread starter macrumors member

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    If I posted this in the wrong area of the forum im sorry, I just realized
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's not bad. It's functioning as designed. Don't worry about it.
     
  4. Mac-Maine thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for responding

    Like I said, nothing feels slower, everything feels the same, everything includeding web pages load fast and the same but just seeing that big spike after actually getting rid of things kinda shocked me. Any idea why it would do that?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iTunes uses RAM. How much it uses fluctuates over time. It's a waste of time following Activity Monitor for such things. As long as your Page Outs aren't excessive, you don't need to think about RAM usage at all. Mac OS X does a good job of managing itself without user involvement.
     
  6. Mac-Maine thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the info man, 'preciate it
     

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