Macbook Pro eating up resources for no apparent reason
August 10, 2010 10:37 AM Subscribe
Why is my Macbook Pro using up its (hefty) resources like crazy?
posted by nímwunnan to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 15 inch Macbook pro, about 18 months old, with 4 GB of RAM and a 350 GB HD. I've got about 5 GB free storage space, but lately whenever I'm doing even the most basic tasks, the free space goes down and down until I get "disk almost full" warnings. I run a system monitor, and it shows that the RAM usage is almost consistently pegged at 2.75 - 3 GB. Cache issues? Some rogue process writing temp files like crazy? Is this just normal and I missed it before?