iTunes Memory Usage

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blurb23, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    According to iStat Pro, iTunes is using about 100mb+ worth Of RAM. Is this to be to expected? I only have about 710 songs.

    I just switched from Windows and iTunes only used about 50mb or so, and that's with about 2 weeks worth of constant uptime (considering how bad Windows is with uptime, I consider that an accomplishment... especially on my PC :p ).
     
  2. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, iTunes is a Memory HOG...It's currently taking up...400 whopping MB!!
     
  3. Antimatter macrumors regular

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    My iTunes is only using 56 Mb of real memory.
     
  4. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How did you get it to do that? Did you tweak any settings?

    Yikes, that's ridiculous. Is there any way to reduce it?
     
  5. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    It's my experience that if some app takes up a lot of ram I just have to "restart" it and it will go down to normal...

    Sometimes if I've been running Safari for three days it sometimes uses over 1 gig of ram - but then I restart it and suddenly it uses only around 100 mb...
     
  6. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds like confusion about Real Memory and Virtual Memory.

    Real Memory is how much RAM an app is taking, Virtual Memory is the maximum amount of page file an app is allowed to use, not how much it is using :)


    I could be wrong of course, and you iTunes really is getting carried away, you never know :eek:
     

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  7. TygerMac macrumors newbie

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    My iTunes has been running for about 3 days now, and mine is taking about 60MB of REAL RAM, not virtual. It's not really a memory hog, but closing an application and re-opening it will most of the time bring the VIRTUAL + REAL memory down.
     
  8. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Here's a snapshot of what my iTunes currently is taking up..

    Oh, btw, i have cover flow running. I don't know if that raises up the memory usage though...
     

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  9. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ha, yes, with cover flow running as it caches the covers you can see the memory footprint go up at a rather alarming rate
     

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