Apple issues fix for high CPU usage during audio processing in Mac Pros

Along with firmware and software updates for other Apple products (not to mention other products as well, like Office and Chrome), Apple has issued a fix for the ongoing audio issues that early 2009 model Mac Pro users have been experiencing.

Indeed it is definitely the week for updates! Along with firmware and software updates for other Apple products (not to mention other products as well, like Office and Chrome), Apple has issued a fix for the ongoing audio issues that early 2009 model Mac Pro users have been experiencing.

Many users have noticed that when running Snow Leopard (particularly OS X 10.6.2) that certain audio processing activities caused an extraordinary amount of processor utilization. We recently posted a small article regarding rumor that Apple was tackling this issue and it looks like the rumor was true.

The update requires OS X 10.6.2 to install, and can be downloaded here. For detailed instructions on the update, see this Apple knowledgebase document: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4034

Be sure to run a full backup on your system before applying the update.

If you have not experienced problems with high CPU usage when running audio applications on your Mac Pro, you do not need to install this update; however, it should not hurt to do so. Additionally, future updates from Apple may include this fix, so eventually you will more than likely have it applied one way or another.



Questions? Comments? Post them below or email us!
Be sure to check us out on Twitter and the CNET Mac forums.

About the author

    Topher, an avid Mac user for the past 15 years, has been a contributing author to MacFixIt since the spring of 2008. One of his passions is troubleshooting Mac problems and making the best use of Macs and Apple hardware at home and in the workplace.

     

    ARTICLE DISCUSSION

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Don't Miss
    Hot Products
    Trending on CNET

    Hot on CNET

    CNET's giving away a 3D printer

    Enter for a chance to win* the Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer and all the supplies you need to get started.