Safari using 2GB of RAM, is that normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheJing, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. TheJing macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    After a few hours browsing and watching videos Safari Content is using up 2GB of RAM. Is that even normal? If feels like the more it uses the more the scrolling starts to be a little "laggy".

    Does this happen to anyone else?

    I have a Macbook Pro 13" '11 i5 with 8gigs by the way.
     
  2. Jrv macrumors regular

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    Same. It's a memory leak. All browsers suffer from it. Firefox is better, but it still suffers from the same program. I find that my memory slowly eats up the longer my computer is on.

    I generally have to restart my computer every once in a while to "refresh" my ram, because Apparently programs don't give up any ram when they close.
     
  3. TheJing thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    Oh really? You need to restart it?

    It seems like quitting the application is enough for me. According to the Activity Monitor as soon as I close Safari the RAM usages goes down again and for a while Safari is as smooth as it should be.
     
  4. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502

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    If you want to get technical, open up terminal and type purge, then hit enter. Many of the memory cleaner programs for Lion use this terminal command.
     

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