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CPU overloaded & running hot therefore.

by targdog / October 9, 2013 11:58 PM PDT

Have MacBook Pro laptop with history of many freeze ups and forced quits. CPU with ample capacity but is 100% loaded with an non-locatable errant process via the Activity Monitor. Boot drive [HD] verified as ok also. HELP!

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1. Tell me of your maintenance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 3:13 AM PDT

That is, even an Apple may need the usual canned air on the vents and sometimes a trip to applecare for some issues such as which they should take care of.

If it never did make it back for a checkup, maybe its time.

2. Tell me about canned air.
That's it. I like to ask this question as the answer tells me a lot.

3. This OS X does have a way to find what task is consuming the CPU. Why not tell what it is?

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CPU overload
by targdog / October 10, 2013 7:07 AM PDT

1]Mtnce is monthly repair disk and CCleaner/ 6 months.
Overheating from 100% workload vs normal 10-15% load & running cool.
2] Will blow out vents but have no hope as a cure.
3]That's my question- U tell me how pl. Note 63% of overload is in the "user" usage & balance as "system" usage
Thxs 4 Ur help.

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That was telling.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU overload

Don't feel bad as most laptop owners treat them like a brick. The dust and such builds up and then the day comes someone asks about the canned air ritual cleaning. My thought on this is that it is good news for the makers. More sales.

OK, covers the Activity Monitor which should be more detailed about what it is.

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CPU overload
by targdog / October 10, 2013 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: That was telling.

canned air didn't help. Boot drive verified as "appears OK". Ran anti virus scanner looking for corrupted files but gave up after 20% coverage as to slow. Will clean out catches next in hopes. All FYI.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: CPU overload

I'm going to skip the usual discussion but note that many find the antivirus on an Apple tends to soak the CPU and create troubles rather than solve them.

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