Odd Root Process Sucking Over 4GB of RAM?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Apple2, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Apple2 macrumors member

    Apple2

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    Kind of odd: The process "powerd" is using 2GB of RAM, and over 6GB of VRAM! Any idea what this process is, and if I can somehow stop it's memory rampage?

    Here's some more detailed info.

    Using no CPU
    Owned by root

    kernel task(0)
    launchhd(1)
    powerd(19)
     
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  3. Apple2 thread starter macrumors member

    Apple2

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    RAM usage was read from the Real Mem column. I know VRAM is virtual memory, but still think the amount it's using is out of control.
     

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