Safari uses 700mb of memory

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  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if it was normal that when normal browsing with 2 tabs open, that safari takes up 700mb of my memory! Is there something wrong with it? Is it because of flash ads or something?

    What should I do? Format everything?

    Thank you
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on what those tabs are doing. If you are on flash-intensive sites, such as Engadget, you will have a pretty hefty chunk of your RAM eaten up. Typically, Safari for me takes up about 300MBs, though. We need a little more information on what you do to know for sure. :)
     
  4. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was on facebook and this site writing this (tabbed)...and it takes up 630mb now!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As I said, it's normal. I'm currently at 650MB with only this page open. There's no need for you to track memory usage unless you have a specific problem, which you don't. Just use your Mac.
     
  6. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    Well not really normal I suppose. I have 3 tabs opened. Youtube, this forum and gmail and its using 230 megs. 700 is way too much. Let me ask you do you have a lot of extensions installed? Try chrome sometimes
     
  7. techpr macrumors 6502

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    I'm a Pro Safari 5 user, I like it a lot but this is one of the reasons I'm starting switching to Chrome 5. Chrome uses a lot less Memory, launches and load pages more faster.

    I still use Safari, mainly for the total integration with 1Password but Agile released the Chrome Extension version 0.8.1 last week with Auto-Submit. Still lack one more feature I use a lot on Safari, the "Option+Command-\" Pop-Up Search window.
     
  8. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Well...
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    It all really just depends on what you're doing.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    safari has long suffered from eating too much ram, memory leaks and of late being a bit bloated.
     
  10. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    switched to chrome....800mb of ram left....instead of the usual 56....guess safari has some memory handling problems...
     

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