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I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac. I opened Activity Monitor and clicked on the Memory tab to temporarily monitor the Memory Pressure. The memory pressure was fine but I noticed Activity Monitor listed over 550 processes. Is this a reasonable number for a single user machine? If not, what should I do about this?

  • ummm how did you count them? – ankii Oct 25 '19 at 22:45
  • i counted the first 50 and counted how many lines of similar size there was in the list. Just scrolled down till thw bottom. – jmh Oct 25 '19 at 22:51
  • using the comment by @klanomath i get 497 processes so i overcounted by about 50! – jmh Oct 25 '19 at 22:55
  • I have with 10.14.5 Safari(6 tabs) and Xcode(~1gig source files), 422 processes but I don't see how can this question continue to be.. cc: @klanomath I won too ;p – ankii Oct 25 '19 at 23:11
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    The CPU tab gives a processes count, bottom right - mine says 518, so I'm not far behind you. I am currently using about 38GB of 64GB RAM, but only 3% CPU, so I'm not worried anything's amiss. – Tetsujin Oct 26 '19 at 6:48

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