Safair v. Firefox memory usage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xenotaku, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. xenotaku macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2005
    Why the heck does Safari use 300 megs of ram while firefox only uses a cool 80 megs?

    I really want to love you Safari, but you make it so hard.

    Why apple why?
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Read the Firefox forums on mozillazine some time. What you'll find is that both Safari and Firefox use anywhere between about 40 and 800MB, with no two people agreeing on how much exactly.
  3. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    I've wondered this too. Time to upgrade RAM to 4GB :D:apple:
  4. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    mac or windows version?

    ps. it all depends on if the system is slowing down becuase of this, not really about how much memory it takes.

    anyway, you need at least 1G memory to run tiger/leopard smoothly anyway.
  5. xenotaku thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2005
    I have a MBP 2 gigs, 2.2mhz

    Safari always eats up memory on my system for some reason.
  6. SavageMac macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    I agree, Safari is a monster & has chewed through upwards of 350MB of physical RAM.

    I don't user Safari anyway because it leaks x509 keys (security risk).

    FireFox for me :)

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