Memory Pressure Running High

amdura

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 7, 2017
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Hello,
When I run the activity monitor, my memory pressure seems to be running high. There are many "Google Chrome Helpers" running and I don't know what that means. After closing many tabs, my Macbook is not lagging nearly as much, but it is still in the yellow zone (as opposed to red, or green) and I don't know why so much is going on in the background. Obviously I am no computer expert, please help me out :)
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
9,536
25,262
Chrome is quite a resource hog! You can try using Safari instead to see if this makes a positive difference.

Also, shutting down will clear the RAM. Apple menu> Shutdown and uncheck the reopen windows when logging back in option. If you don't already, you'd be surprised how much of a difference shutting down frequently will make.
 

xArtx

macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2012
764
1
Hi :) Is that just closing tabs in Chrome? not Activity monitor?
I just did the Mac OS updates and it’s the same slug it always was.
I can type this entire message before seeing any of it on the screen,
and have to wait for it to appear to correct errors, and then hit reply.
Activity monitor shows all ok though.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
19,609
6,828
keys wrote above:
"Also, shutting down will clear the RAM. Apple menu> Shutdown and uncheck the reopen windows when logging back in option. If you don't already, you'd be surprised how much of a difference shutting down frequently will make."

That's why I shut down all my Macs at night, and reboot in the morning.
Nothing beats "a fresh start"...
 
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