Sudden Increase in Memory Usage

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bingefeller, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, can someone tell me if loading a big video on youtube would have caused my memory usage to shoot up like this (see picture).

    The only programmes I was running at the time were Firefox and iTunes, all of a sudden my fans kicked in a full tilt and I saw that my active memory had increased.

    I'm curious to know why this happens as it's happened once before in the past, although I forget what I was doing at the time.
     

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  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Out of paranoia - you should pull that pic. Its posting your IP info.

    Someone smarter than myself could use that and potentially do bad things.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Unrelated to my first post - why does your "processes" section show memory in MB? Mine shows % of CPU workload.

    What version of Istat is that?
     
  4. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip off about the IP address thing. I never thought about that.

    I use iStat Pro Version 4.1. Under the settings I choose to sort processes by memory usage instead of CPU usage.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did it soon settle back down? How big was the video? I'm not 100% sure there's anything to worry about, necessarily. :)
     
  6. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it settled down again. The video was 27 minutes long and it did settle back. As long as it's nothing to worry about :)
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's a big film. I reckon that's probably normal. :)
     

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