High CPU usage while in screensaver?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by adder7712, Jul 27, 2011.

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    adder7712

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    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?
     
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    Intell

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    Some screen savers do use lots of CPU. Which screensaver is it?
     
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    adder7712

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    It's just one of the default ones that came with OS X. Shell to be exact.
     

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