MacBook just went crazy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    #1
    CoreDuo 2Ghz here...

    I was just reading a website when I noticed that CoreDuoTemp reported that my CPU was rocketing up towards 75C with 50% of my processors capacity at 2Ghz. The fans kicked in full spin and then in the menu bar at the top of the screen, Spotlight, time/date, battery level and wireless icons disappeared. Now the system is back at 50C with all other things seemingly at nominal.

    Any ideas what this was? I checked Force Quit Applications to see if anything had crashed but all my apps. were functioning correctly.
     
  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Next time this happens, check what application is using that much cpu in the task view (don't remember the exact name in OSX).
     
  3. OzMo macrumors member

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    #3
    Activity Monitor.
    You can find it in Applications>Utilities
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    Souds like a kernel panic. As OzMo & reflex suggested, check out Activity Monitor if it happens again in hopes of finding the culprit. :)
     

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