Out of application memory on a retina iMac

nutcaseguy

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Original poster
Oct 17, 2011
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For the past two weeks I have been running out of application memory. I window pops up informing me and pausing some applications. I have 28 GB RAM installed. I checked Activity Monitor and the processes using the most RAM are as follows

ActivityMonitor.jpg


When I took this screenshot I did not have any applications running ( from the dock)

I would appreciate some help, Thanks

Gordon


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Hardware Information: ℹ
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) (Technical Specifications)
iMac - model: iMac15,1
1 4 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4-core
28 GB RAM Upgradeable
BANK 0/DIMM0
8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
BANK 1/DIMM0
8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
BANK 0/DIMM1
4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
BANK 1/DIMM1
8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported
Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

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AMD Radeon R9 M295X - VRAM: 4096 MB
iMac 5120 x 2880
LED Cinema Display 2048 x 1152

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OS X 10.10.3 (14D136) - Time since boot: 3:6:57

Disk Information: ℹ
APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500.28 GB)
EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB
Macintosh HD (disk1) / : 499.10 GB (153.12 GB free)
Core Storage: disk0s2 499.42 GB Online

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VIA Labs, Inc. USB3.0 Hub
Seagate Expansion Desk 3 TB
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iTunes Movies Backup (disk5s2) /Volumes/iTunes Movies Backup : 3.00 TB (197.25 GB free)
Seagate Backup+ Desk 5 TB
iTunesHDMusic Full Backup (disk4s1) /Volumes/iTunesHDMusic Full Backup : 5.00 TB (1.15 TB free)
USB 3.0 to eSATA Cable 12 TB
EFI (disk3s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 (disk3s2) /Volumes/OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 : 12.00 TB (4.60 TB free)
Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Wadia Wadia USB Audio 2.0
VIA Labs, Inc. USB2.0 Hub
American Power Conversion Back-UPS ES 750G FW:908.W3 .D USB FW:W3
FiiO X3 7.62 GB
Apple Inc. Display iSight
Apple Inc. Apple LED Cinema Display
Apple Inc. Display Audio
VIA Labs, Inc. USB2.0 Hub

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G-TECH G-DRIVE 800mbit - 800mbit max
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TabLauncher Application (/Applications/TabLauncher.app)
PopClip Application (/Users/[redacted]/Applications/PopClip.app)
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ThermoInDock Application (/Applications/ThermoInDock.app)
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Auto backup: YES
Volumes being backed up:
Macintosh HD: Disk size: 499.10 GB Disk used: 345.98 GB
Destinations:
Data [Network]
Total size: 2.00 TB
Total number of backups: 50
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Last backup: 2015-06-02 14:59:54 +0000
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9% firefox
5% Little Snitch Agent
4% BitTorrent
4% fontd

Top Processes by Memory: ℹ
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1.50 GB kernel_task
946 MB Twitter
745 MB WindowServer
545 MB Finder

Virtual Memory Information: ℹ
6.16 GB Free RAM
22.00 GB Used RAM
0 B Swap Used

Diagnostics Information: ℹ
Jun 2, 2015, 08:30:14 AM Self test - passed
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rkaufmann87

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You also may want to post an EtreCheck report of your system, at least we can then get a more detailed picture of how your system is configured.
 

nutcaseguy

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Oct 17, 2011
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nutcaseguy

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Oct 17, 2011
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The kext for the HP printer has reappeared !! I deleted it. Emptied the trash and restarted. It seemed to be gone. Today I looked in the Extension folder and it had reinstalled itself. It is identified as hp_io_enabler_compound. text How do I get rid of this item ?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I may be mistaken here, but don't you need to remove the kext cache after you have deleted a kext?

Others in the know, please jump in with the answer...
 

Weaselboy

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Thanks you for this - this was incredibly useful, had been doing this manually for yonks.
Does everything seem to be fixed up now? I notice you have a TON of startup and login items, and often those can cause problems.

If you are still having trouble, try a boot to safe mode by holding the shift key as you boot. That will bypass all startup and login items. If the trouble goes away in safe mode, that tells you one of your startup or login items is the problem.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262
 
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nutcaseguy

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Oct 17, 2011
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Does everything seem to be fixed up now? I notice you have a TON of startup and login items, and often those can cause problems.

If you are still having trouble, try a boot to safe mode by holding the shift key as you boot. That will bypass all startup and login items. If the trouble goes away in safe mode, that tells you one of your startup or login items is the problem.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262
The problem is still there. Still can't seem to get rid of, hp_io_enabler_compound.kext. I delete it. Then a day later it is back again.
 

nutcaseguy

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Oct 17, 2011
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Try the safe mode boot I mentioned then delete it and restart and see if that kills it.
OK, I tried booting into safe mode. I get to the log in screen but I can't log in. My best guess is that my apple wireless keyboard is not working in safe mode. Now what ?? :(
 

Weaselboy

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OK, I tried booting into safe mode. I get to the log in screen but I can't log in. My best guess is that my apple wireless keyboard is not working in safe mode. Now what ?? :(
Hmm... my wireless KB works from safe mode. What happens when you do an up or down arrow? Does that select the login box?

Do you have an old USB KB you can try?
 

nutcaseguy

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Hmm... my wireless KB works from safe mode. What happens when you do an up or down arrow? Does that select the login box?

Do you have an old USB KB you can try?
I didn't try the up and down arrows because the cursor was already within the login window. But the cursor was not blinking. I don't have a USB keyboard
 

nutcaseguy

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I tried again to boot into safe mode. It takes a good 5-10 minutes before the login in window appears. I still cannot type to login with the wireless keyboard, although occasionally I can get a letter or two to appear.