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oxband

 
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I've been noticing that lately kernel_task has consistently been taking up more more than 200mb of memory on my computer. I don't recall it doing this consistently before, although it's entirely possible it was and I wasn't noticing it.

Is it normal for it to be at that level, not going down, while I'm using my computer? The only apps open are Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word. itunes, Self-Control, Finder, and Activity monitor.

I've looked at other threads in this forum about kernel_task but I have no sense for what's considered OK and what's considered a warning sign for a larger problem.

thanks in advance!
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