Memory usage in Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nph, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I know it is faster but to me it seems to be using more memory.
    Is that the opinion of everyone?

  2. macinsanity macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    I agree. I just ordered 8GB for my 13" mid-2009 Macbook Pro due to increased memory utilization from 64 bit processes.

    I notice this especially using 64 bit java. I'm guess this is the side effect caused by 64 bit pointers used in programming.
  3. santos79 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Is that bad?

    I don't understand the problem: If you have the memory isn't it better for SL to use it and speed up the system than to leave the RAM unused?

    In Leopard applications were less responsive and I always had more than 2GB of unused memory (I have a total of 4GB). Now, using the 64-Bit kernel, I still usually have over 1GB of free memory. There are very few apps that will use 4GB of memory at the moment anyway.

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