Memory Pressure Running High

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by amdura, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. amdura macrumors newbie

    amdura

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    Mar 7, 2017
    #1
    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 :)
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Nov 23, 2011
    #2
    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.
     
  3. xArtx macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 30, 2012
    #3
    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.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #4
    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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