Memory usage in Snow Leopard

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

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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

    Thanks
     
  2. macinsanity macrumors member

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    Jun 15, 2009
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    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

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    Feb 25, 2009
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    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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