Adium CPU Cycles

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BrianKonarsMac, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    okay so i was reading a thread on here about the Finder using 100% cpu and i figured i'd check up on my apps. Everything looks normal other than Adium, which seems to use on average 20-30% of my CPU! I'm running Safari, Mail, iTunes alongside it, and none of them tops 20%! (Safari hits about 17% at most, average is 8%). Does anyone else notice Adium hogging CPU disproportionately? It's not a major issue, just curious if other's notice Adium being a resource drain? Obviously it's nothing serious, but if i were rendering in Maya, I definitely wouldn't want to be running Adium at the same time!
  2. NP3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Humm...i've never noticed it using THAT much. The main reason i use adium over AOL instant messenger is that it uses way less cpu time. On my 400mhz G4 it uses about 1% of the cpu when i'm not doing anything with it.

    I've never had problems with adium hogging resources....check to make sure you have the latest build (v0.61). I usually have it running while i play games & render etc.
  3. MacFan26 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2003
    San Francisco, California
    I haven't had that problem, but with Adium, there seem to be a few people that have weird problems with it. Just make sure you're up to date, or mention it in the Adium forums.
  4. BrianKonarsMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    ya it's the latest version, i did the usual permissions repairs, chron scripts, etc. but Adium hogs 20-30% cpu even when idle (i.e. in background, no chats, etc.). It still trounces iChat but bleh...i just thought it was funky. i'll talk with the developers as there is no reason it should use anywhere near that much CPU.

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