wtf unknown process using cpu and taxing fans

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  1. nish81

    nish81 OT Supporter

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    sometimes when i start up my macbook, (2ghz white) my fans will start speeding around on almost full and some process which isn't in the activity monitor will use like 30% of the cpu - the monitor lists it as :user: 50%: but when i add up the percentages its like 12%

    fans and heat are a big issue for me, its pretty hot where i live, and my last computers cpu overheated :hs:
     
  2. Blair

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    you have more fucking issues with your macbook. just reinstall osx and leave it alone.
     
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    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    Run this in Terminal:
    That should tell you what's using up all your CPU.
     
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    my previous issue, kernal panics, have nothing to do with osx



    :bowdown: thanks, will do next time it happens
     
  5. agent0068

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    my guess is you have activity monitor only showing you user processes
     
  6. nish81

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    i'll change that, but it said in the monitor that the user was using 50% or something, system only has like 8%, so the unknown thing was in the user
     
  7. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    open the terminal, find the process ID and kill -9 it just to see what happens. Also check your startup items. Go to your main volume /System/Library/Startupitems and see whats in there.
     
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    why so quick to kill arbitrary processes/reinstall the OS? it could be iTunes downloading a podcast or spotlight updating its index. first, find out what it is. then react
     

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