Safari Eat My iMac Memory

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by joulail, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. joulail macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2014
    ive an imac 2008 with mavericks mac os x
    2.4 Core 2 Duo
    4 Gb Memory
    and i see in monitor activity and memory clean
    Safari and Kernel Task Eating My memory
    so my question is what is the best browser regarding this to avoid this problem
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    How much memory is being used that you are concerned about it? It is normal for Mavericks to utilize most of the system memory available.

    A lot of people like Chrome for a browser, but my experience has been is uses even more memory than Safari.
  3. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    The memory is for the system to use, you should never worry about the system try to fully utilise your memory. As long as it didn't cause your any trouble (beach ball, freeze, crash, etc.)
  4. Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    Safari is the best regarding this problem. Unused ram is unnesecary. Unless you face a slow computer there's nothing to worry about.
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Firefox is the worst of the bunch. On my machine, 146MB at invoke and nothing open. Safari using 170MB after several hours of use.

    if computer is running close to 24/7, or Safari in active use for a long stretch of time during the day, can always quit/restart to "flush" the RAM being used.

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