Safari: Excessive memory use

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SaturnStrobe, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. SaturnStrobe macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    I hope this picture works...

    If you can have a look at my activity monitor screen print.

    Safari: 350MB
    Safari Web Content: 300MB
    Flash Player (Safari Plug-In0: 300MB

    This is far too much for one app, Why does it have 3 separate processes?

    Also should Kernel be taking 400MB?

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  2. BanterClaus macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I noticed this a while back about safari. However mine tends to use a lot more than yours is. I abuse tabs though and after using the computer for a while I sometimes unintentionally have like 30+ open across several windows.

    I'm guessing that safari is just the actual browser using ram for the UI ect and safari web content is the RAM being used by all of the webpages that you currently have open. Then seen as though flashplayer is a plugin and not hardcoded it requires separate memory. I really don't see why safari needs this much but this seems pretty average for it.
  3. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    mine isn't currently using as much as yours in the screen shots, probably because i only have two tabs open, but i have noticed the same thing. kind of a pain. i'm debating upgrading to 8GB since memory has become a lot cheaper.
  4. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    There is a huge thread on this already. I've had it swell to over 2GB on more than one occasion. Good old Apple at it again.
  5. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Chromes uses about the same amount of memory.

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