Applications :: Safari Hogging Huge Amounts Of RAM?

Nov 25, 2009

Lately Safari has been hogging HUGE amounts of RAM after a while. After logging in on just this site to post this it has risen to 150MB! if I have several tabs open (2-4) it rises to about 600MB. This slows my system considerably as I only have 2GB total. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

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OS X :: "httpd" Process Taking Up Huge Amounts Of Virtual Memory?

Oct 24, 2008

I just took a quiz online on Blackboard (university online suite for tests/homework/class notes) and I had to accept a trust certificate so a 30 min. limit timer would begin. After finishing the test, I looked in activity monitor and there are 2 processes: httpd(root) and http(_www). They are taking up about 2.6 GB of virtual ram each, and almost all of my physical memory is being used. Also, under the "kind" column, it lists them as Intel (64-Bit). What are these and why will they not disappear when I try to force-quit them?

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Safari :: Webpage Preview Fetcher / Web Content Hogging RAM?

Mar 11, 2012

recently safari started taking up more & more ram. i have a standard setup 4gb ram on 2011 macbook pro / lion os x and i am left with 5-10mb ram when opening safari = crippled system entirely. no extensions, using top sites tho. no idead how it came about, hate using ff on mac?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Safari

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Applications :: Is Firefox Hogging My System?

Mar 10, 2009

My G4 Powerbook (powerpc) has been hiccuping lately.

Basically, i'll be surfing or typing an email and every gesture takes 2-3 secs to complete. Even simple things like switching tabs or highlighting a few words are delayed.

I'm no expert but i opened Activity Monitor to take a look and noticed Firefox running between 60 - 85%... and this is with it just sitting there. I attached a screen shot of this so you can see it.

It seems to me that Firefox is causing this. But what can i do so it doesnt hog the system?

BTW - I have OS X 10.4.11 Firefox just upgraded itself to 3.0.7 and only had that plus Safari and Activity Monitor running.

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Safari :: Screen Suddenly Zooms In To Huge Size While Navigating

May 1, 2012

I am using a wireless mouse on my intel iMac, and when I am using Safari, and no other program, when I am navigating, the screen will suddenly zoom in and get huge. I don't think I am doing anything repeatable when this happens. I cannot do anything to zoom back out. So, I need to go back a page and start over at the normal screen size.This is annoying, especially when I have just reached a page I need to see.

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Applications :: Software For Copying Large Amounts Of Data?

Apr 22, 2009

I was just wandering if there is any software that people use for copying large amounts of data, or whether you just drag and drop/copy and paste with Finder?

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Applications :: Mail - Incoming Messages In Large Amounts?

Nov 23, 2009

I have a 13" MBP running 10.6.2 and for some reason I randomly get Mail bringing in like 3,400 messages and i have not been able to figure our why. I have the following Mail accounts:

1. Work - this is pop and I know it can not be this account causing it as I only leave 1 day on server so there is not that many in there
2. .Mac - (mobile me) however i only have 2,784 messages in it so the numbers dont match up
3. gmail - this account only has 26 messages since i only use it for GV and syncing an Android phone

It does this very quickly for supposedly bring in that many messages and when it finished nothing has changed and i notice nothing new in my Mail accounts?

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Applications :: How To Delete Large Amounts Of Deleted Duplicate Mp3s

Oct 21, 2010

ive got a decent sized itunes library, 20,393 songs/125.5 gbs of music in the program, but over time as i have added files a lot of times id get duplicate files so i would delete those, and when i deleted them i didnt always press the move to trash button, and just for what ever reason would sometimes press the keep file button, so now at this point after doing this for a while i now have a music folder that is 168gbs of music, when i really only have 125 in itunes so is there any program or way to automatically delete those duplicates, because it would take a rediculous amount of time to go and find and delete each one individually obviuosly.

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Applications :: Backing Up Huge Itunes Libraries

Feb 6, 2009

how do backup all your itunes media? do you just use one drive and not back up? im just wondering, because i have a fear that if i only back up all my itunes media on a external drive, that one day, it will crash when i need it, and ill be screwed. so what the best way to back it up? i was thinking of burning it all to dvds but that would take forever.

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Applications :: Unable To Organize Huge MP3 Collection

Feb 19, 2009

I have a huge MP3 collection, tag information is sometimes not correct, some tracks in a album are missing, covers are sometimes missing.

is there a program, that recognizes all albums with no missing tracks and good sampling rate, corrects the tag information and downloads the covers from the internet. automatically.... I would then delete all other songs and albums with missing tracks.

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Applications :: Any Program To Break Huge File Down Into Smaller?

Nov 16, 2009

I got a 6gb file I need to send to my other computer since its I cant get the network configured and its too big for a dvd. Files that big wont be sent over aim or anything really. How on a mac I can break it down into smaller files? Its a .iso

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Windows On Mac :: XP And OS X Report Different Amounts Of RAM?

Oct 5, 2009

I was running the Windows 7 upgrade advisor and it gave me a result for RAM that I wasn't expecting. My MacBook Pro has 4 GB of RAM. At least that's what I ordered, and that's what OS X says.

When I look at the RAM on Windows XP under VMWare Fusion, it tells me I have 512 MB of RAM.

Where I look at the RAM on Windows XP under BootCamp, it says I have 2.73ish GB of RAM (which doesn't even make sense).

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Intel Mac :: Put Different Amounts Of Ram In Different Ports?

Apr 12, 2012

I have a late 2009 21' IMac. it has 4 ports for ram 2 of them has 2GB in each. can I put 4GB in each of the two remaining ports? or does it need to stay consistent ?? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X :: Large Amounts Of Data Written To Hd?

Aug 11, 2010

os x 10.4
Intel Core 2 Duo
2.16 GHz
1 GB

my mac was getting really slow so i wiped and reloaded the hd. it was zippy for a couple hours, then started bogging down again. i saw huge amounts of data being written to the hd when i wasn't using my computer, 10+ GB over a couple days i was only checking email. how can i find out what program is writing to my hd?

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OS X :: Large Amounts Of Data Copying?

Oct 29, 2009

I have 1.9TB on one drive, 645GB on another; I want to copy all that data onto a separate 6TB drive....

What's the fastest way to do this? I have already begun w/ 2 cp -pR commands, running in different Terminal windows, but seem to be getting lower disk activity numbers in Activity Monitor than I was with a brief test of a Finder copy... is that possible?

Any suggestions? Also looking for a (relatively) efficient way to verify the copied data after the fact.

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OS X :: Mail Hogging CPU In SL?

Sep 7, 2009

I did a standard install of Snow Leopard (SL) and everything seemed fine for a while... but I noticed a lot of beachball time, and the computer became more and more unresponsive. I found then that Mail was hanging on me... immediately after start-up it seemed to work fine, but after about three minutes of working I could no longer compose emails, and the panels displaying inbox, or whatever, contents would not display their contents... even though I knew they were not empty! I also tried to quit Mail to refresh it, but found that it was not possible... I had to resort to force-quit Mail. Moreover, if I wanted to shut down Mail would not quit and i had to force quit before I tried to shutdowN... every time! After a few abortive sessions I stopped Mail being a log-in item and found that everything ran fast and smooth UNTIL I loaded Mail... after which the whole of the above scenario would repeat... I then decided to look in Activity Monitor and found that Mail was listing between 90% and 120%+CPU usage!!... even when it was in the background and not being overtly used. When I did manage to quit it, after it had left the desktop and switcher, it was still listing 20% or so CPU usage.

I decided to try a different client, and loaded Thunderbird. Runs great... and so does Snow Leopard all the way round now!! But I don't really want to go over to Thunderbird... I would rather stick to the integration level possible with Mail. I hope that some form of patch will be found to correct this behaviour. (By the way, I have always had some problems with Mail cancelling shutdown even before SL came onto the scene!)

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OS X :: UserEventAgent Is Hogging All My CPU?

Sep 20, 2010

I just installed Snow Leopard and it is running terrribly slow. In the Activity Monitor, UserEventAgent is using 95%-100% off the CPU. What can I do?

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OS X :: Adobe Air CPU Hogging?

Jan 25, 2009

I've been having a few issues with "Adobe AIR Application installer" hogging my CPU all the time.

I was wondering if anyone could give an insight in to what it's doing, why it's doing it and how to stop it regularly occurring. I keep noticing it using iStat Menus, and quitting the process but it keeps coming around!

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Windows On Mac :: Sync Large Amounts Of Data?

Nov 26, 2010

I use robocopy (command line copy utility built into windows) to sync ~150GB of data between multiple windows machines. I've never had any issues, it will run and check the data to make sure it is synchronized, if there are no changes it can check the 150GB in a few minutes.

Now I have a Mac 10.6 that will have a copy of the data on an HFS partition. I'm connecting to the Mac from a Windows 7 machine via file sharing in Mac to Windows. I have robocopied the data onto the Mac system. However when I re-run robocopy all the files show up as Older or Newer time stamp so it will have to recopy everything making it useless for synching just changes.

I've tried the /fft switch for use with fat32 and file systems that don't store the time as precisely as NTFS

I've tried the /dst switch to check and see if Daylight savings is messing it up.

Anyone else have this issue?

Can you suggest any utilities that you use to sync large amounts of data between mac and windows?

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OS X :: Directory Service Hogging Cpu?

Jan 6, 2011

Everything is running very, very slowly. In the Terminal, top shows me that process 15, DirectoryService, is using between 45 and 248%(!) of my cpu, and hdiutil is also using much more than I expect. What is causing this, and, more importantly, how can I make it stop. It is making my computer unusable.

It doesn't seem to matter what applications are running or if I have Web Sharing on or off. I suspected it was the flood of attempted logins from having Web Sharing on, but turning it off doesn't make any difference.

System Profile
Mac OS X 10.6.5
Model Name:MacBook
Model Identifier:MacBook3,1
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.2 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache:4 MB
Memory:4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Speed:800 MHz
Boot ROM Version:MB31.008E.B02
SMC Version (system):1.24f3

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Hogging Ram On New MBP?

Nov 18, 2010

I bought a brand new 15" i7 MBP two weeks ago. Today I noticed Finder taking up 375 MB of RAM, somewhat significantly more than anything else running. As of now I still just have the stock 4 GB ram in the machine, and less than 100 MB are free.

I'm not noticing any huge slowdowns so I'm not totally worried about it, I was just surprised to see Finder using so much memory. Is this normal? Is there an easy way to restart Finder?

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OS X :: Unknown Process Hogging CPU & RAM?

Nov 10, 2009

For the last week, my Mac has been running very slow. Even when I don't have any apps open, it still lags. I opened up Activity Monitor to see what is going on. I see that a root process "AgentDaemon" is taking up almost all my CPU and RAM.

When I try to quit (or force quit) this process in the Activity Monitor, it will go away for a second and then come right back.

Does anyone know what purpose the "AgentDaemon" serves? And why is it hogging all my CPU and RAM?

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OS X :: Mds And Mdsworker Hogging My System?

Mar 25, 2010

I installed a new hard drive on my MBP the other day and used migration assistant to transfer from my old drive. Spotlight started indexing and eventually finished, at least I thought it had since I could access the spotlight menu.

For the past two days, however, mds and mdsworker have been hogging my CPU, often taking as much as 90% as shown in the activity monitor. Does this mean that spotlight is still indexing or are these processes somehow stuck? and if they're stuck, how can I fix that? I've rebooted, reset the pram, reset permissions, reset spotlight and even re-imported my files and it just continues and the fan is on a lot despite no activity.

I just opened the console but couldn't find anything related to mds.

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Software :: Applet Hogging CPU?

Jun 3, 2008

Every now and then my 2008 Santa Rosa MacBook w/ 10.5.2 will have it's fan run very fast while nothing is being done. No apps open. No internet traffic. Sometimes it even happens at the login window.

I've run Activity Monitor when this is occurring and found a process called "applet" that runs the CPU at 94%. Quitting this applet results in the CPU activity to drop to a mere 3% - 4% and after about 30 seconds, the fan starts to slow and gradually turns off. Nothing bad happens to the computer after quitting the "applet" process. I have no Microsoft applications on my computer.

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OS X :: Finder Hogging Resources On My Mini?

Oct 19, 2009

I have a new mac mini, 1gig ram, 2ghz processor, and finder is consistently using 65+ percent of cpu percentage, i checked my buddies computer and his finder uses 1%. Also my computer crawls and i assume this is the reason.

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Software :: Kernel Hogging CPU On Tiger?

Dec 7, 2008

I'm sure that you have come across this problem before. It seems that a lot of users suffer the same problem, but I cannot see any answers that solve it.

I am running Mac OS 10.4.11 and the kernel suddenly hogs between 40 to over 100% of the CPU. I reboot many times to try to clear it, I have run applejack 2 and 3 times in succession, but nothing clears it. I did an 'archive and install' last week which cleared it for a few days, but now it's happening again. Do you have any ideas?

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MacBook Pro :: Transfer Large Amounts Of Songs Over Ethernet Between To Macs?

Jun 14, 2010

Like the title asks? How can this be done? I have my iMac and I want to transfer the large library of songs over and ethernet cable connected between the two Macs. I remember seeing this be done. How would I go about doing this?

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ICloud :: Incorrect 'inbox' And 'Drafts' Amounts Showing On Account ?

Mar 15, 2012

Eg '4' in 'Inbox' and '54' in 'Drafts' which are not actually there? This is on Macbook pro in 'Mail'.Iphone seems synced OK.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Open Apps Are Hogging Memory On 8 Core?

Sep 19, 2008

As you can see in the attachment, the apps I'm running aren't that big of a deal for the most part. This is a 2007 version 8-core Mac Pro, 8 GB RAM. I'm curious what happens to make the apps open bog down the computer like this? Just leaving everything running for days at a time?

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Intel Mac :: Mail Is Making It Run Really Slow And Hogging CPU?

Jun 27, 2012

When I launch Mail app, my mac starts running ridiculously slow. I get the spinning ball after almost every click.Just switching between safari tabs can take 1/2 minutes. In activity monitor it is showing 118% is being used by mail when it is running which hogs the entire CPU effectively.When I quit the application through activity monitor it quits, however if I try to quit (CMD Q) or force quit the application nothing happens. Also when I try and shut mail stops the shut down. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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