RAM usage is significantly high with nothing open.

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by swindlenz, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. swindlenz, Jul 11, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014

    swindlenz macrumors member

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    #1
    http://imgur.com/MArtd80

    This is after a restart with nothing open. There are a few lightweight things running like Bartender, FreeSpace, Flux, dropbox etc but nothing one would assume to be terribly RAM consuming. I know the pressure is low, but the usage is nigh on my 8GIG total.

    Just optimisation issues? Or is there something I've done?
     
  2. dinepada macrumors regular

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    #2
    can you disable Dashboard via Preferences/General and look if ram usage changes
     
  3. swindlenz thread starter macrumors member

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    I always have it off, and just tried turing in ON then OFF to see what happens. No change.
     
  4. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    Keep in mind that Mavericks (and therefor Yosemite) will attempt to cache as many things to RAM as it can. This works to help things launch/work faster since they are already cached and don't need to be fetched from the HD/SSD.

    If your pressure is low (like yours) and you aren't seeing much compression or swap, I wouldn't really worry about it too much.

    Also keep in mind this is still a beta. On one of my machines the usage was around 6.5-7GB (usually what I see in Mavericks as well) and on another machine it was hitting my 8GB limit and starting to compress/swap.
     
  5. swindlenz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I primarily assumed DP being the core issue in regards to this.

    Appreciate the reply. Thanks.
     

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