Kernal Task

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WickedPuddin, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. WickedPuddin macrumors member

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    I know its what makes the OS run, but is there any tips/tricks to lower the ram usage? Its normal around 400mb to 500mb for me.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to manage RAM usage. Just use your Mac as you normally would. Mac OS X will manage memory just fine.
     
  3. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade your RAM to 8GB, it'll prevent page outs and slow down once kernel task and Safari start chewing up more and more RAM.
     
  4. WickedPuddin thread starter macrumors member

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    It's just that I play games on my mac and a lot of the time my ram usage is at 98%. I guess that ill just need to upgrade 8gb
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Be sure to include inactive RAM in your numbers for free RAM.

    Check your ratio of pageins vs. pageouts - if you have a large amount of pageouts, adding more RAM might improve performance.
     

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