What the heck? one process eating up my RAM!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CristobalHuet, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    I don't get this.

    I login to my account, nothing is open, and 45% of my RAM is in use...I checked Activity Monitor, turns out "kernel_task" is EATING IT UP!

    Please help, I have no idea what the heck this could be doing to take up so many ressources.
     
  2. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Now I open up every application in my dock, and the RAM usage mounts from 50% to just 70% - this with Mail, Safari, Adium, iTunes, VLC, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, PS, Skype, iMovie, TextEdit, Photo Booth, Quicksilver, X11...

    This really is unbelievable, all these apps take up roughly 20-30% of my RAM (which is at 2GB)...and kernel processs takes up half of it!

    Plus it's still running smoothly, gotta love a Mac. :D
     
  3. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Don't worry about how the machine utilizes RAM.

    You have to read the Apple Developer spiel on it before you get worried.
     

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