4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 3:32 PM by Jeff Nitschke
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I have a new Mac Mini with 8GB.  I usually have two Safari windows open with around 10 tabs each.  It doesn't take long for Safari Web Content to reach 6GB.  This cripples the Mac Mini.  It is completely unsuable at that point and takes a while before I'm finally able to shut down Safari.  Everything is back to normal once Safari is closed.

 

I also have a MBP but SWC doesn't get up to 6GB.  But can reach 3GB or 4GB very easily.  Given the behavior of SWC and its ability to quickly move up to a large share of working memory, is it better to get 16GB RAM than 8GB on today's Macs?