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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigDrives, Jul 23, 2011.
Just like the title says.... Is this normal or a bug?
It does that. Safari tends to be a pretty nice resource hog. Currently I am using FF with 4-5 tabs at a time and it's using just under 400MB.
Im using Safari with 6 tabs and Im at 548 mb.
Thank you for pointing this out, or else I wouldn't have noticed: http://twitpic.com/5v2jjc/full
8GB RAM under Snow Leopard was plenty for the various tasks I do, but my RAM seems to be filling up quickly in Lion. Nothing has changed as far as what I do on my computer... weird.
P.S. What is "Safari Web Content" and why does it take another gigabyte of RAM?
I'm running 4 gigs and it never fills up all the way, usually 800 or so mb left. Still though, Safari is using a ridiculously high amount of RAM. Firefox isn't perfect either...
I switched to Chrome for this reason. It uses much less memory and is faster.
Its the rendering engine for Safari. Chrome is just as bad with time.
Have you tried Chrome ?
Safari is ok. It seems to play nicer with other core programs but if your just surfing the web... Well, chrome
unused ram is wasted ram
Safai with about 50 tabs open spread through 4 windows.
In FF, the same windows would use about 600MB less, as I recall. Just trying it out since it's been updated...but probably won't use it because it uses more ram than FF or Chrome.