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mk313

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I'm putting this here, but not sure if it's the correct forum or not. I just acquired an M2 15" MacBook Air with 8GB or Ram. Not here to complain about the amount or defend it.

I've noticed though that it seems to move into yellow Memory pressure every time I open Weather underground's website & goes back to green within 30 seconds of closing it.

I'm not too worried about it, as the machine runs fine, and the only other time it went into the yellow was when I was first setting it up, opening/ installing all of my apps, etc. But any idea why that particular website would have such an impact? I have several apps open and about 10 other tabs, but I could probably open 5 other tabs, without causing any issues, but just not underground.com
 

chabig

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Weather Underground only uses about 285MB of RAM here. But I have some ad blockers running. Perhaps you're seeing the effect of some ads.
 
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mk313

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That makes sense. I'm not using an ad blocker, nor am I paying extra for their ad free version. Thanks!
 

Yebubbleman

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I'm putting this here, but not sure if it's the correct forum or not. I just acquired an M2 15" MacBook Air with 8GB or Ram. Not here to complain about the amount or defend it.

I've noticed though that it seems to move into yellow Memory pressure every time I open Weather underground's website & goes back to green within 30 seconds of closing it.

I'm not too worried about it, as the machine runs fine, and the only other time it went into the yellow was when I was first setting it up, opening/ installing all of my apps, etc. But any idea why that particular website would have such an impact? I have several apps open and about 10 other tabs, but I could probably open 5 other tabs, without causing any issues, but just not underground.com
I have this issue with both a base model M1 MacBook Air and a base model M1 iMac (both with 7 GPU Cores, 256GB SSDs, and, you guessed it, 8GB of RAM) with a myriad of web pages. Some sites won't do this. Others totally will. This is generally why I staunchly recommend against any Mac, let alone Apple Silicon Mac with only 8GB of RAM in 2024, let alone 2020.

Yellow memory pressure from a Mac that new and that costly on one single website is unacceptable.
 

Torty

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Tried it on my old mid 8GB 2012 MBP running Mojave. Everything fine.


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roadkill401

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I have this issue with both a base model M1 MacBook Air and a base model M1 iMac (both with 7 GPU Cores, 256GB SSDs, and, you guessed it, 8GB of RAM) with a myriad of web pages. Some sites won't do this. Others totally will. This is generally why I staunchly recommend against any Mac, let alone Apple Silicon Mac with only 8GB of RAM in 2024, let alone 2020.

Yellow memory pressure from a Mac that new and that costly on one single website is unacceptable.
have you tried running a custom dns server like PiHole to circumvent many of the memory sucking web api's?
 

Yebubbleman

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have you tried running a custom dns server like PiHole to circumvent many of the memory sucking web api's?
No. But I shouldn't have to. The point of buying a computer for browsing the web is that browsing the web ought to be something it can handle, memory sucking web APIs and all.
 

phrehdd

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No. But I shouldn't have to. The point of buying a computer for browsing the web is that browsing the web ought to be something it can handle, memory sucking web APIs and all.
Fully agree. One item I have not fully checked out is Opera Browser that offers up some ways to limit the use of RAM. I wish Safari and the OS itself would have "tweaking" tools based on either how people use their system or available to manually adjust.
 

Saturn007

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I'm not using an ad blocker, nor am I paying extra for their ad free version.

There are several well-regarded ad blockers that are free to use — and don’t “phone home”. Can’t even imagine browsing without one or more installed.

That should do the trick!
 
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mk313

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There are several well-regarded ad blockers that are free to use — and don’t “phone home”. Can’t even imagine browsing without one or more installed.

That should do the trick!
Thanks! I've never been an ad blocker user. I kind of feel like ads are the tradeoff for getting free content, but I just gave a free one a try & that website I'm having issues with is now using 1/3 of the memory that it was before. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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