Mid-2009 MBP HardDrive Bleeding

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by graemeh88, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. graemeh88 macrumors member

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    Is it normal for my MBP to bleed extremely large amounts of hard drive memory? On restart, my hard drive is at ~105 GB, but if i leave it running for a couple hours, that number drops to ~85 GB. A couple hours after that, its down to ~55 GB. During this time, i dont download anything, just watch videos, some microsoft office, and some we browsing.
     
  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    You could have an application with a serious memory leak that's causing your swap file to grow at a fierce rate. Hence why it recovers -- when that memory is finally deallocated, OS X starts trimming the swap file.
     
  3. graemeh88 thread starter macrumors member

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    is there a way to find out what application would be doing that?
     

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