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    Is it normal?
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    Thanks...I'll be here all week.

    In all seriousness - it might be normal - but I'm not sure we know enough about what you're doing leading up to the time you find yourself with a memory shortage. FF tends to hog memory and flash definitely ties it up. Safari 5.1 leaks memory. I would definitely restart FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4ggs View Post
    Is it normal?
    I think that we need more information. Your title says "Memory Problems". What makes you think you have memory (ram) problems?

    Technically no two situations are the same (different users, different apps, different usage patterns, different computer specs.)...so with this in mind...no...this is NOT "normal"...because..."What is normal?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    It is as you get older

    Thanks...I'll be here all week.
    Ha ha...yes...I'll be in the front row at the next show!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    The thing is I have 8 Gb and they were all taken
    Firefox and safari had only 1 tab opened

    and the are the latest version.

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    How many tabs have you had open since you launched them?

    Don't know if they both have a memory leak or it's just this new fangled 2 finger swipe available in Lion that I think keeps every single page you've been to since you started them sitting in memory or some combination of the two. In any case - quit both of them. I may just have to go back to Opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t4ggs View Post
    The thing is I have 8 Gb and they were all taken
    Firefox and safari had only 1 tab opened

    and the are the latest version.
    Just restart your computer...and lots of "green" will reappear in the pie chart.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Just restart your computer...and lots of "green" will reappear in the pie chart.

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    I know, but that's just a solution for the symptom, not the disease.

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    The cure for the disease is not to use Safari or FF. Chrome and Opera do not have that problem. Otherwise get used to logging off and on again to regain lost memory from leakage.

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