Nobody experiences increased Ram usage?

Do you experience increased Ram usage with Lion

  • Yes, Lion require more Ram

    Votes: 10 76.9%
  • No, Lion uses less resources

    Votes: 3 23.1%

  • Total voters


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jan 29, 2010
I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who experience increased Ram usage :confused:


macrumors regular
Apr 7, 2011
No, you aren't.

1 tab in Safari(Macrumors) + Skype + Yahoo Messenger and 2 Gb Ram usage here.


macrumors newbie
Jul 1, 2010
Oxford, UK
No doubt about Lion using more ram... I check istat every few hours or so, I used to always have 6.something free, now I see 4.something free...

When using cinema4d, AE and VM fusion I've noticed I'm running out...never did before.

I love lion but think its better suited to a macbook air user/light users than people who work with creative packages.

The absence of spaces I miss, I had a good set up... mission control isn't cutting the mustard.

The default invert scrolling is pure crazy in 3D packages.

As above, it seems to hog resources more.... Still a pleasant OS to use, just going in another direction... I wish there was a classic mode!
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