kernel_task using lots of Real Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by glire, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. glire macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2011
    I just got my new 2.0 GHz i7 15" MBP in the mail yesterday and so far, its extraordinary. I've really only had one concern, that at boot, kernel_task is using about 400 MB of Real Memory and about 180 MB of Virtual Memory. After running for a day, the Real Memory usage hits about 500 MB while Virtual Memory stays the same. On my late 2008 unibody Macbook it starts up with kernel_task using about 110 MB of Real Memory and barely increases. Is something wrong or is this common with the new Macbooks?

  2. aantoxa macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    I have noticed the same thing on my 2.2Ghz 17" MBP.

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