MBP 15" 2011 and high kernel_task memory usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glire, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. glire macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could give me a little insight into the kernel_task process on my new 2.0 GHz i7 15" MPB. On my old 2008 unibody macbook, kernel_task barely hits over 150 MB of real memory usage while on here, upon booting, I'm using about 450 MB real memory, steadily rising to 500+ MB.

    Following what I read in another post, I preformed a safe boot and looked at the activity monitor. Everything was normal, kernel_task was in the upper 100's of real memory used.

    Anybody have an ideas why the new macbook is doing this and any ideas on ways I can roll back and try to fix it? Thanks!
  2. SusanMacuser macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Similar MBP kernel_task problem with memory

    Yep, same here, pretty much. Kernel_task uses about 460 MB of real memory (and about 225 MB in Safe Mode with Bluetooth and Dropbox turned off, no peripherals connected, and no applications turned on).

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