Some process is eating up memory

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Soundhound, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    I use iFreeMem, a little utility that tracks free memory, left over from before I got my newer iMac with plenty of memory (a 2.93ghz i7 with 16 gigs).

    Recently I'd noticed a few times when things would get very pokey, and I looked at iFreeMem and it showed almost all free memory gone. I looked in Activity Monitor and something called Adressbooksourcesync is indeed using up tons of memory, all available memory, in fact. I quit the process in Activity Monitor, and everything works fine. It seems to happens mostly, or only, when I have the mac Mail program up? Not sure.

    I'm not sure where this is coming from, what it is, or how to keep it from coming back?

    thanks!
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Here is a thread with a solution. Are you still running 10.7?
     

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