Safari allocating too much RAM? What is the deal here!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alexreich, May 8, 2011.

  1. alexreich macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    Does anyone know why this is happening? or what could I be doing to cause this? It's ridiculous!

    Btw, I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.7 on a 2010 Mac Mini.

    -Alex :apple:
     

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    That's perfectly normal. I'm on firefox with 6 tabs and it's at 406MB.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Seriously, that's nothing. I'm usually running around 1 Gb. Safari is known for being a memory hog.
     
  4. alexreich thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Ah alright. The new RAM I have finally needs to be installed I suppose. Haha. My Mac Mini 2010 still has 2GB... Not for long.
     
  5. alexreich thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Btw I had 2 tabs running.
     
  6. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    Safari always has been and most likely always will be a huge memory hog. Not uncommon to see it gobbling up 2GB if you have a good amount of RAM in your system.
     
  7. Modernape macrumors regular

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    Web Browsers and other modern Apps use more memory than they used to, as the features included have increased compared to 5 years ago. That's why we have more RAM installed on systems these days. Don't worry about it.
     

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