Ram upgrade ?

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  1. GOPboi macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought 2GB (1x1) card. It’s working wonders and I can run a poop load of programs at once. It is running very efficiently. However I noticed that when I have the basic apps open such as Ichat and safari, those programs are eating the entire ram as if it was a snack. I haven’t noticed any hiccups yet. Has anyone else noticed their programs eating more ram after an upgrade?
     
  2. krye macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry. I think that's an OS X thing. Apps are known to reserve more memory than they really need, but it's handed back to the system as needed.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Safari eats RAM like a glutton eats cake. I've traced the problem to Flash requesting more memory than needed, then never returning it. If I view a few YouTube videos, suddenly Safari is using 500MB+, I quit Safari and it all gets returned.

    TEG
     
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  5. GOPboi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    meh, i was experimenting with both. i like safari.

    the intertubes was working a bit faster on safari, at least in my experience.
     

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