Activity monitor: "python" uses 99% CPU and 1.2GB ram- what is python???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Winstonp, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    My macbook pro is maxed to the brim, but what is happening that it's using so much of my system resources? What's python??? Is it rosetta?
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Assuming you're "Winnie", it's something you installed.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    python is a scripting language...comes with OS X by default. But from your screenshot alone, it doesn't reveal what python is doing. Try this thread and see if anything there helps. Probably just killing the process is fine, but if you really want to know what's going on, the linked thread suggests some ways to do so.
     
  4. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Python just stopped randomly and then my fan stopped running for the first time in like 40 hours lol
     

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