10.5.6 reduces the CPU at idle

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bbotte, Dec 15, 2008.

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    bbotte

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    My iStat has a lot less color in the graphs when the PC is at idle. Anyone else notice this?
     
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    errol

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    My fan is running a lot more, but temps are down. Currently just have safari up and adium, and fan is at 6000 rpm, temps at 51°
     
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    bbotte

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    2505 rpm and 49 degrees C. for me, but I am using it on a table, I notice when it's on my lap and the airflow is not as good it uses more fan. I am only running Safari and Cyberduck.
     
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    goshya

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    Hi.

    My fans also run a lot more after the update. Battery is fully charged.

    Rev. B, 1,6

    Can someone please confirm that?

    Cheers
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    My fans are going crazy.

    10.5.6 and Safari not groovin'. Fans, spinning wheel. Unhappy computer.
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    Funny, I can't even tell I did a major update. All is, as was.

    Maybe my idle proc. usage goes to zero now I look at it. I don't think it ever went all the way to zero pre-5.6. Should help with battery times.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Does this means the kernel_task thing won't take up 300% of my CPU time anymore ?

    I don't mind a loud fan, at least the 2000 dollars machines is still working. But once the kernel_task hits 300%, the machine is totally useless.
     
  8. h1d
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    CoolBook? After all $10 is not bad after $2k (Yes, it's bad for how Apple won't fix this forever but what the hell, if it can be fixed I would.)
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    I cannot see why you haven't taken your machine to Apple yet. You should not be getting panics that rail the processors without something being open somewhere.
     
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    gcmexico

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    need help

    after up to 10.5.6 fans constantly at 6200, temp at 51...anyone know how to fix this..never had this problem before
     

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