RAM Usage on MBP C2D Very High

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hardhead89, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. hardhead89 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey,
    I have a MBP 17" that I got about 16 months ago. The machine has been great so far. Recently I have been noticing that the amount of RAM being used by the system is rising. I have the standard 2 GB that it came with by the way. When running Safari, iTunes, iChat and Mail I usually only have 80 MB free according to Activity Monitor. Is this normal for this machine? I also see a ton of other things running inside Activity Monitor which I assume are system scripts.
    Can anyone let me know if this is normal or not.
    Thanks
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    maybe a new app you installed that is leaking memory? install and run onyx, run all the cache cleaning stuff, cron scripts ++ it's worth a try.
     
  3. hardhead89 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    That worked like a charm.
    How often should I run Onyx?
     

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