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Kernel_task taking up RAM in OS X

In OS X you may find the process "kernel_task" taking up a large amount of RAM. Here is why this is happening and what you can do about it.

By August 12, 2011


Kernel_task process taking up an inordinate amount of CPU

There have been many reports, especially with MacBook Air and other laptop owners, where the Mac OS X "kernel_task" process takes up a large amount of CPU when checked in Activity Monitor. When this happens, the computer may run slower and also may app

By August 11, 2009


MacBook Air running hot due to 'kernel_task'

MacFixIt reader "Martin V." writes in to alert us about an ongoing issue with his MacBook Air. The process 'kernel_task' uses an inordinate amount of system resources causing his system to run abnormally hot.

By July 14, 2009