MacBook :: No Process Is Taking Too Much Memory, Still There Are Only 12 MB Free

May 13, 2012

No process is taking too much memory. Still there are only 12 MB free? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.26 ghz, 4 gb ram

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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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MacBook Pro :: Intercheck Process Taking 100%  Of Processor?

May 2, 2012

I have a dual-core MBP, and when i try to run programs like mail, word, and firefox at the same time, the Intercheck process decides to take a lot of my CPU.  Whenever this happens, i have to restart my computer, and if i don't, it will eventually freeze. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: SH Process - Taking So Much CPU Power

May 12, 2009

So I've been noticing the fans on my MBP were starting to run pretty hard today which never happens. I checked the activity monitor and I have a process called SH (127) that was eating up like 12-15% of CPU. Does anybody know what this process is? Why is it taking so much CPU horsepower?

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Intel Mac :: Since Updated To 10.7.4 Booting Process Taking 5 Minutes

Jun 3, 2012

I have a problem with my iMac.I have on a second partition lion installed. Everything worked great, but since I updated to 10.7.4 booting needs about 5 minutes. Already checked the partition and the access rights.

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OS X Yosemite :: Process Bird Taking Up To 140% Of CPU And Running Constantly

Dec 9, 2014

Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite/iMac mid-2011...My iMac is really slow to start-up, to run, and to have applications run. I have 32 GB memory, 113 GB hard disk capacity and it has never been slower in its life. There is a process called "bird" that is running almost constantly whenever I run Activity Monitor and it is taking up to 140% of CPU time. What is "bird"? Why is it running constantly and eating up so much CPU time? Why is my iMac so slow running Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite? 

Other issues on my iMac include: Software Update is supposed to be updating and installing updates automatically and it is not. When I log in, I see a blank white screen with an apple logo and a progress bar below. It takes forever for the progress bar to get 1/4 of the way across, then the screen flashes and the progress bar finishes the remaining 3/4 really fast. And then once logged in, it takes forever for my dock icons to appear, and my iMac hard drive is chattering like crazy even though nothing is running yet. Whenever I launch Safari I get a progress bar in the address field that goes 1/3 of the way across and frequently hangs. All of these issues never happened before Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10), Safari 8.0

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OS X :: Trying To Free Up Memory On MacBook

Aug 2, 2010

I am trying to free up memory on my MacBook. I only have 3.25 GB left and I have to Software Update and I want to download some things from iTunes. I'm trying to free up some space so I can do those things but how would I? I need to use all the applications that I have on my computer, and I need all the documents that I have on my computer. So how would I clear up some space on my computer? I've used Clean My Mac and other computer cleaning stuff too.

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MacBook Pro :: Free-up Memory In It?

Apr 15, 2012

How to free up memory in MacBook Pro? (How to avoid getting the revolving rainbow?)

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Free My OS Memory - After A Long Run

Apr 27, 2010

Every time I use my MBP alum a lots and after I close everything the machine gets and still very slow and I have to restart my Mac to refresh the memory.

My mac spec is MBP alumenuim 2G 2.2 .

I would like to notice I did not face this problem in the past with my old MBP 2007 4g 2.4ghz

So anyway I could free the memory or something instead of restarting the machine

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MacBook :: Free Up Memory Easily?

May 1, 2012

what is the best way to free up memory easily? I have a fairly typical makeup of iTunes music, iMovie, iPhoto files, which is best to attack?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: What Is Taking Up Other Memory

Jun 28, 2014

I have 193 GB of my 249 GB memory being used by 'other'..What on earth is in here and how can I remove it ? I know its anything outside of pictures, music etc but its massive and making my machine so slow

Im on a late 2009 macbook running OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)..I've tried running Omni and this useful to a point , I can't locate anything that is so high though that would be using all this memory up.

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OS X :: Erase Free Space Taking Too Much Time

Sep 14, 2009

The Disk Utility command "erase free space" takes longer and longer over time. Now it seems to run forever. The time estimates 6 hours, but is not finished after 8 hours. Previously the time ranged from 30 minutes to an hour for the same machine and OS.

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MacBook Pro :: What's The Difference Between Inactive And Free Memory?

Jul 5, 2010

If it's inactive, shouldn't it be free?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Safari Taking Too Much Memory?

May 8, 2012

I've noticed lately that Safari (red) has three processes that take most of my memory, along with the horrible McAffe Anti-virus (blue) that my job requires... is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Memory Leak/siphoned Off Into A Process Called OSMServer

Sep 4, 2009

Well not so much a leak but since upgrading to Snow Leopard I've noticed that over time, a big chunk of my RAM is being siphoned off into a process called OSMServer. Does anyone know what it does and why? And more importantly how to stop it doing it? It's currently using over 1GB of my 4GB RAM and making the machine run like treacle.

The only way to clear it seems to be a full shut down and restart. Which is fine for a while until it fires back up and starts gobbling RAM again.

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MacBook Pro :: Share An Imovie To Idvd - Free Memory?

Jun 16, 2012

I'm trying to share an Imovie to Idvd and is telling me that I need more memory, how do I free  some memory. I need to finish this project ASAP.

Mac OS X (10.6.7), It finds it when I'm installing it

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OS X :: Mds (spotlight) Taking Up 128M Of Real Memory

Jun 6, 2005

According to Activity Monitor, the accursed "mds" process is taking up 127.32M of Real Memory, more than kernel_task at 114MB.

I rarely use Spotlight, but it and Dashboard have managed to use up most of my remaining 1GB of RAM. Very disappointing so far.

Dashboard widgets take up an average of about 200MB of Virtual Memory, but I'm hoping those numbers are skewed due to some creative threading.

I wish you could easily turn these guys on and off.

On a related topic, my VM Size is at 9.91 GB. I should logically have at least that much free on my disk, correct?

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OS X :: Process "kernel Task" Taking Up Almost 100% Of CPU?

Jul 20, 2010

A few hours ago, I noticed my MBP start hanging and generally processing very slow. Apps would freeze at random times, and generally a lot of odd behavior.

I checked the activity monitor to see what might be causing this. It turns out, the process "kernel_task" is using almost 100% of my CPU. It has stayed within the 70-100% range, and has yet to go down. I tried many things, including restarting my Mac many times, but it remains the same.

Does anyone know why "kernel_task" is taking up so much of my CPU? Is there a way to somehow "reset" the process to get it back to normal?

P.S. I attached a screenshot of the process in the Activity Monitor. You can view it here:

EDIT: I just want to add that I think the "kernel_task" might have started eating CPU when I stopped a RAR program in the middle of extracting an archive. I'm not 100% sure though that this is when the problem started.

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Software :: Strange Program Taking Up 1.3gb Virtual Memory?

Dec 2, 2005

yesterday, my machine starting dragging along. granted, i had a load of programs open, but that's macOS, innit?

then i looked in the activity monitor and something stood out. cpu and memory levels were reasonable, but there was a strange program taking up 1.3gb virtual memory. "TrueBlue Environment" it was called, and i killed it immediately. the dock restarted and then it was fine. none of my apps quit. what was this?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Printtool Is Taking Up Large Amounts Of CPU And System Memory Resources

May 7, 2012

Printtool is taking up large amounts of CPU and System Memory resources.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Backup Failed - Not Enough Free Memory?

Aug 12, 2009

I've had no issues with data backup on my external hard drive since I got my iMac over a year ago. There was always plenty of space to make daily backups and last time I looked my data was backed up from about January.

Yesterday my backup failed for the first time. The volume saved to disk is 223GB and the computer says there's not enough free memory for further backups (only about 9.5GB left). Going into Time Machine I can see I've lost all my backups before yesterday lunchtime.

I've been trying to identify what I might have done to cause this and the only thing I can come up with is data capture overload during the importing of video from a camcorder into iMovie and/or Final Cut Express. Is it possible there are stray files left over from my video editing that are clogging up my system? I've checked out my Final Cut Express Documents files but nothing here seems to add up to the huge amount of data which seems to be causing this problem. If this isn't it then I don't know where all this extra data has come from... How can I find out where this extra data is which is preventing Time Machine from backing up?

Is it possible there is some problem with Time Machine configuration? Right now the configuration window reads this:

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Mac Mini :: Free Up Memory From Startup Disc?

Mar 15, 2012

I keep getting the message that my start up disc is full - system will not me delete any files etc

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OS X :: Deleting Items From Memory Stick (to Free Up Space)

Dec 27, 2010

If I delete a file from a memory stick- it does not free space. This is because the item has been moved to the trash and it hasn't been permanently deleted. If I want to free the space I need to empty my trash. If I don't want to empty my trash how can I delete a file from a memory stick to free space (permanently delete just 1 file)? Also (sort of linked) - how do I just delete 1 file from trash (empty just 1 file)? The reason I like to keep trash for a while just incase I need to restore a file, if I know I will not need to restore it, then I want to permanently delete just that file.

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IMac :: Free Slots For Holding Memory Sticks?

May 31, 2009

I am going to buy an Imac soon. Most likely the with 4 gig ram. I was just wondering how many memory slots does an 24 inch Imac have. Because I have 2 one gig ram sticks that I wanted to add to it and didnt know how many free slots it would have.

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OS X :: Swap Space On Snow Leopard - Free Memory?

Oct 8, 2009

My Laptop runs slow and often spins when I open the browser or other apps sometimes and found the load average to be less than and also about 300MB free memory, till I notice swap as 40MB/256MB on iStat.

1. How do I find out what process is causing the swap? The top does not show swap, and the vm_stat does not show swap either like vmstat does.
2. In the memory what does the wired, Active, Inactive memory mean? The only value that makes sense is Free.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: My Free Memory Dropping Constantly

Apr 9, 2012

I just experienced something totally weird on my Snow Leopard. It starts suddenly dropping in the free memory (green) in my activity monitor with around 10 MB per second and the inactive (purple) memory grows. And it doesn't stop until it hits 10 free MB.


Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Re Fsck-hfs Process At Start Up - How To Disable Speed Up Process

Sep 21, 2009

I have a Mac Pro with several raid array and single drives attached (1x Wiebetech RTX600 Raid 5 through SCSI; 1x CalDigit HDElement Raid 5 through miniSAS; 4x internal drives).Unfortunately, due to various reasons (electricity outtage and software crashes), I'm experiencing system crashes and need to hard re-start the system. Upon restart, I am able to boot back into Mac OS X, but sometimes one, or both of the raid arrays will not mount.However, after a period of 0.5 - 2 hours, the array would magically re-appear again. Sometimes this might even happen to internal drives that I had mounted inside the chassis of the Mac Pro.

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OS X :: Good Process Explorer Equivalent - Monitor Process CPU And RAM

Feb 26, 2010

I am wondering if anyone knows of a good osx based alternative to Process Explorer on windows - what I'd like to be able to do is graph CPU and memory for a specific process and ideally see what network connections a specific process has open. atMonitor seems to do this pretty well generally, but not for specific processes (this is for monitoring a multiplayer flash game).

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MacBook :: Factory Memory Modules / Missing One Gigs Of Memory?

Oct 16, 2009

I have a Black MacBook (Early 2008). I think that I still have the factory standard RAM sticks (I bought the Mac used from a friend). I noticed today that I am running on only one gig of RAM even though I have two gigs of memory.

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MacBook Pro :: Process That Cannot Be 'killed'

Mar 31, 2012

There is a process, "PocketCloudService" that I cannot finish even from terminal (kill PID), the response is "Operation not permitted". I did the same of killing proceses from terminal and it worked, but it doesn't with this process. It belonged to a program that I unistalled, "Pocket Cloud". I reinstalled that program and unistalled again, but the process continues running, even if I restart the mac. It's annoying because sometimes it spends about 80% CPU, warming my mac (and my patience!), therefore I finish the process "PocketCloudService" from Activity Monitor, but it restarts few seconds after. I just want to delete or block the source that launches that process and not have to stop it manually anymore.From activity monitor when I check the process, the main process is "launchd (1)", user: root (0)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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