Kernel_task taking up too much RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2012Tony2012, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    Whenever I do a clean boot of iMac, it says Kernel_task is taking around 150MB RAM, is that normal? :eek:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as kernel_task is a very important process and 150 MB is not that much.
     
  3. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    How much kernel_task is your iMac taking?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I am using Snow Leopard and have seen it take 90 to 500 MB on my Macs. You probably have 4 or more GB of RAM, thus 150 MB should be worrying you.
     
  5. WrrN macrumors regular

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    On my old MBP/Lion with multiple apps open, my kernel_task is using 182MB. For me, Firefox is the biggest hog at almost 500MB.
     

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