iTunes 7, RAM hog.

HungrySeacow

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Jan 11, 2006
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Anyone else notice just how bad this is? I have 2GBs of ram which is generally considered a lot to most users and iTunes 7 keeps working on eating the whole thing :p. Even more sad, quit iTunes and you don't get your memory back. Bad Apple... Bad.. :p
 

benthewraith

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May 27, 2006
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HungrySeacow said:
Anyone else notice just how bad this is? I have 2GBs of ram which is generally considered a lot to most users and iTunes 7 keeps working on eating the whole thing :p. Even more sad, quit iTunes and you don't get your memory back. Bad Apple... Bad.. :p
Forgive me for saying this, but did you CMD + Quit iTunes? I watched two things and then quit in iTunes and I got my RAM back, and I have the same amount as you. :confused:

If you did, try reinstalling.
 

Azmordean

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Mar 10, 2004
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As I sit here, iTunes 7 is currently using 56 MB of RAM. I'd try reinstalling it if I were you. Granted I just downloaded it, but so far I have no problems with it!
 

Warbrain

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Jun 28, 2004
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I got iTunes back through a re-install. We'll see what happens now when I quit and re-open.

Came back upon launch again. So maybe it was just an odd install. I hope it was.
 

trudd

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May 27, 2004
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The spike comes from browsing your music's artwork.

I opened it up and it ran at 27 megs (3,600 song library, FYI). Then I started browsing my artwork (making sure each album cover loaded), and it spiked to 500 megs.

'Tis the price we pay for aesthetics.
 

freebooter

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Feb 24, 2005
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My ram use is mid 60 mbs at start up, dropping to low 50s when I start to listen to something.(7500+ songs, mac mini ppc 1.42, 1GB ram) It does climb when spinning through the covers. The more covers looked at, the more it "remembers." I keep the covers to around 10kb each though. Maybe if you have some big image files in there, ram use might get really out of hand..