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How to reduce Wired Memory?

2056 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 17, 2012 8:04 PM by fane_j RSS
Ali Tanara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 17, 2012 7:39 PM

Hi,

I have an Mid-2009 13 Inch Macbook pro. I decided to upgrade my memory to 4 gigs using thirdparty memory. However, I have noticed that the amount of Wired memory usage has gone up a quite bit. My Wired memory usuage usually goes as much as 900 mbs and this is outrageous because I don't particularly open any major applications. My Kernel Task right now sits at 397 MBs, which is huge as well.

I find that with one firefox or chrome browser open, I can easily use over 90% of my 4 gig ram and that's when watching you tube becomes very difficult 9freezes a lot.

I understand that I never had this problem with Windows, or even when I run bootcamp.

 

Does anyone have any idea what I could do?

 

Here is a print out of my processes:

 

Active Memory: 1.91 GB

Free Memory: 1.02 GB

Wired Memory: 853.4 MB

Used Memory: 2.98 GB

Inactive Memory: 238.9 MB

Total VM: 247.92 GB

Number of processes: 109

 

PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem   

0      kernel_task               root       5.6      439.9 MB        4.58 GB         

1      launchd                   root       0.0      1.3 MB          2.34 GB         

10     kextd                     root       0.0      3.5 MB          2.33 GB         

11     UserEventAgent            root       0.0      6.9 MB          2.36 GB         

12     notifyd                   root       0.0      1.3 MB          2.35 GB         

13     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.0      3.4 MB          2.35 GB         

14     opendirectoryd            root       0.0      9.6 MB          2.36 GB         

15     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.33 GB         

16     configd                   root       0.0      4.7 MB          2.36 GB         

17     powerd                    root       0.0      1.7 MB          2.35 GB         

18     syslogd                   root       0.0      788 KB          2.34 GB         

19     distnoted                 root       0.0      2.0 MB          2.33 GB         

20     fseventsd                 root       0.0      3.9 MB          2.44 GB         

24     securityd                 root       0.0      6.3 MB          2.35 GB         

51     coreservicesd             root       0.1      53.1 MB         2.43 GB         

53     ntpd                      root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.32 GB         

55     warmd                     nobody     0.0      3.4 MB          2.34 GB         

56     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      7.5 MB          2.35 GB         

58     SystemStarter             root       0.0      988 KB          2.33 GB         

60     stackshot                 root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.33 GB         

62     revisiond                 root       0.0      2.9 MB          2.34 GB         

66     mds                       root       0.2      78.0 MB         2.71 GB         

68     loginwindow               alitanara1 0.0      20.1 MB         2.38 GB         

70     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      988 KB          2.33 GB         

71     kdc                       root       0.0      2.5 MB          2.33 GB         

73     hidd                      root       2.2      1.7 MB          2.34 GB         

75     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      748 KB          2.32 GB         

80     autofsd                   root       0.0      1.7 MB          2.33 GB         

82     applepushserviced         root       0.0      7.1 MB          2.35 GB         

83     aosnotifyd                root       0.0      7.0 MB          2.35 GB         

84     socketfilterfw            root       0.0      6.5 MB          2.35 GB         

85     sh                        root       0.0      944 KB          2.32 GB         

86     PenCommService            _pencomm   0.0      1.9 MB          601.3 MB        

87     lsd                       root       0.0      7.1 MB          618.9 MB        

93     netbiosd                  _netbios   0.0      2.3 MB          2.35 GB         

103    HPIO Trap Monitor         root       0.0      10.1 MB         2.36 GB         

203    WindowServer              _windowser 8.1      79.5 MB         2.91 GB         

204    coreaudiod                _coreaudio 0.0      5.6 MB          2.34 GB         

209    prl_naptd                 root       0.0      7.8 MB          2.37 GB         

221    prl_disp_service          root       0.0      43.3 MB         2.42 GB         

225    CVMServer                 root       0.0      1.2 MB          2.33 GB         

239    logind                    root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.33 GB         

242    launchd                   alitanara1 0.0      1.3 MB          2.34 GB         

245    UserEventAgent            alitanara1 0.0      9.9 MB          2.37 GB         

247    distnoted                 alitanara1 0.2      6.1 MB          2.34 GB         

252    Dock                      alitanara1 0.1      35.1 MB         2.50 GB         

253    talagent                  alitanara1 0.0      16.0 MB         2.40 GB         

254    SystemUIServer            alitanara1 0.1      29.8 MB         2.55 GB         

255    Finder                    alitanara1 0.0      80.7 MB         3.64 GB         

256    pboard                    alitanara1 0.0      932 KB          2.32 GB         

259    fontd                     alitanara1 12.4     6.2 MB          2.38 GB         

272    com.apple.dock.extra      alitanara1 0.0      15.7 MB         2.39 GB         

276    imagent                   alitanara1 0.0      11.6 MB         2.36 GB         

280    warmd_agent               alitanara1 0.0      1.7 MB          2.34 GB         

288    AirPort Base Station Agen alitanara1 0.0      1.9 MB          2.34 GB         

289    prl_naptd                 alitanara1 0.0      7.1 MB          2.36 GB         

295    Little Snitch UIAgent     alitanara1 0.0      8.1 MB          736.9 MB        

296    Little Snitch Network Mon alitanara1 0.9      6.8 MB          655.4 MB        

297    SyncServicesAgent         alitanara1 0.0      17.5 MB         699.1 MB        

302    TISwitcher                alitanara1 0.0      6.4 MB          2.37 GB         

303    XPSLauncher               alitanara1 0.0      3.4 MB          644.0 MB        

304    GrowlHelperApp            alitanara1 0.0      24.9 MB         2.39 GB         

305    UnPlugged                 alitanara1 0.0      12.7 MB         3.40 GB         

306    iTunes Helper             alitanara1 0.0      4.1 MB          2.35 GB         

328    Microsoft Database Daemon alitanara1 0.0      10.5 MB         679.0 MB        

334    AppleSpell.service        alitanara1 0.0      14.9 MB         2.37 GB         

379    filecoordinationd         root       0.0      1.7 MB          2.33 GB         

423    Microsoft Outlook         alitanara1 1.2      63.7 MB         828.3 MB        

425    Microsoft AU Daemon       alitanara1 0.0      3.2 MB          634.9 MB        

454    Activity Monitor          alitanara1 8.1      47.6 MB         2.57 GB         

29293  mdworker                  alitanara1 0.1      20.3 MB         2.37 GB         

35759  MemorySweeperPro          alitanara1 0.0      31.0 MB         19.43 GB        

36498  iTunes                    alitanara1 0.2      113.6 MB        3.56 GB         

36524  AppleMobileDeviceHelper   alitanara1 0.0      6.3 MB          616.5 MB        

36621  VTDecoderXPCService       alitanara1 0.0      3.0 MB          2.35 GB         

36990  Google Chrome             alitanara1 0.0      108.9 MB        1.01 GB         

36995  Google Chrome Worker      alitanara1 0.0      21.7 MB         762.0 MB        

36997  Switchy! Chrome Extension alitanara1 0.3      6.8 MB          702.5 MB        

37676  ath                       alitanara1 0.0      3.0 MB          2.35 GB         

37734  launchd                   _spotlight 0.0      376 KB          2.34 GB         

37738  distnoted                 _spotlight 0.0      788 KB          2.33 GB         

38233  cookied                   alitanara1 0.0      800 KB          2.33 GB         

39023  diskimages-helper         alitanara1 0.0      6.8 MB          2.36 GB         

39027  hdiejectd                 root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.33 GB         

39044  Safari                    alitanara1 4.7      31.8 MB         3.56 GB         

39047  Safari Web Content        alitanara1 0.0      17.2 MB         3.39 GB         

39058  DirectorShockwave (Safari alitanara1 60.8     26.6 MB         1.00 GB         

39340  Shockwave Flash (Chrome P alitanara1 0.3      77.4 MB         1.10 GB         

40143  DashboardClient           alitanara1 0.0      17.3 MB         3.40 GB         

40144  DashboardClient           alitanara1 0.0      7.6 MB          3.38 GB         

40145  DashboardClient           alitanara1 0.0      5.7 MB          654.4 MB        

41355  Google Chrome Renderer    alitanara1 2.8      50.5 MB         824.6 MB        

41453  Alerts Daemon             alitanara1 0.0      3.1 MB          687.3 MB        

41877  ocspd                     root       0.0      3.8 MB          2.35 GB         

41910  activitymonitord          root       0.9      1.6 MB          2.33 GB         

42192  Firefox                   alitanara1 12.9     220.4 MB        2.04 GB         

47115  Skype                     alitanara1 0.1      45.8 MB         854.4 MB        

47125  VDCAssistant              root       0.0      3.6 MB          2.35 GB         

47691  Yahoo! Messenger          alitanara1 0.0      32.9 MB         782.3 MB        

47693  Adium                     alitanara1 0.0      23.5 MB         773.8 MB        

48137  Firefox Plugin Process (S alitanara1 22.4     72.7 MB         877.1 MB        

48363  rcd                       alitanara1 0.0      4.8 MB          2.37 GB         

48886  mdworker                  _spotlight 0.0      12.2 MB         2.36 GB         

49868  cupsd                     root       0.0      5.2 MB          2.35 GB         

50062  mdworker                  alitanara1 0.0      4.1 MB          2.36 GB         

50072  Google Chrome Renderer    alitanara1 0.0      69.4 MB         835.5 MB        

50211  xpchelper                 alitanara1 0.0      4.4 MB          2.33 GB         

50212  Image Capture Extension   alitanara1 0.0      9.1 MB          2.39 GB         

50248  automountd                root       0.0      1.9 MB          2.34 GB         

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

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