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- Mavericks unusually high RAM usage 7 answers
I'm on Mavericks 10.9.2, 24GB's RAM, and my usage constantly teters on 23.95 GB in use very frequently.
From what I can tell, the largest running process is 'kernel_task', and even then it's less than 2GB.
The only way to reduce this amount used is using the sudo purge command in terminal.
Is it ok to do this frequently to speed the system back up?