kernel_task high CPU load only when downloading

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by reery, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    #1
    Hi there,

    I've got a strange problem I've already googled for but couldn't find a solution:

    kernel_task has a CPU load of 30-50% when I'm downloading files, weather it be from a torrent or in Safari. When the download completes the load decreases to zero.

    Is this usual on a rMBP or should I consider reinstalling ML?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    Location:
    Florida West Coast
    #2
    Do you see it using memory as well? If so how much?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
  4. macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    Location:
    Florida West Coast
    #4
    I had this on my retina MacBook Pro and the only way I got rid of it was to reinstall the OS. Not what I wanted to do. No idea where it is coming from
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    #5
    Maybe it could come from a NTFS app? A year ago I used Paragon and when I switched it off the kernel_task load disappeared.

    Now I'm using Tuxera and switched it off but nothing has changed.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    Location:
    Florida West Coast
    #6
    Nothing has fixed this for me but reinstalling the OS
     

Share This Page