View Full Version : High CPU usage while in screensaver?

Jul 27, 2011, 05:34 PM
Is it me or the screensaver uses a ridiculous amount of CPU power? I realised this after leaving my laptop after a few minutes, came back and realised that the fan was spinning up to full blast and the CPU temperature at 82C!

Are screensavers that power hungry?

Jul 27, 2011, 05:35 PM
Some screen savers do use lots of CPU. Which screensaver is it?

Jul 27, 2011, 05:36 PM
It's just one of the default ones that came with OS X. Shell to be exact.