Safari using 1gb of RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigDrives, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. BigDrives macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2011
    Just like the title says.... Is this normal or a bug?:confused:
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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.
  3. BigDrives thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2011
  4. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    I’m using Safari with 6 tabs and I’m at 548 mb.
  5. yousifabdullah macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    Thank you for pointing this out, or else I wouldn't have noticed:

    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?
  6. BigDrives thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2011

    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... :mad:
  7. And macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2009
    92 ft above sea level, UK
    I switched to Chrome for this reason. It uses much less memory and is faster.
  8. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Its the rendering engine for Safari. Chrome is just as bad with time.
  9. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    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
  10. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    unused ram is wasted ram
  11. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    Safai with about 50 tabs open spread through 4 windows.

    2.5GB used.

    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.

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