Wow Lexmark is a real CPU hogger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bobdude161, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    I got a hand-me-down Lexmark X73 and installed the drivers and all that special sauce. Now, a quarter of my processing is devoted to the "Lexmark X73 Monitor". I have a Sawtooth G4/400 and I don't need any extra processes running in the background than I do right now. Playing Marathon and other CPU reliant programs are choking because of this ongoing process. I have to manually quit the program thru Activity Monitor in order for my more demanding apps to work smoothly. Is this a problem with other printers and not just crappy Lexmarks? And is there any solution?
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    It is just the all-in-ones that sit there and have an overzealous app that waits for that copy/scan button to be pressed.

    If you can load the drivers so it is a printer, and use another app to scan -- usage may drop to nothing.

    Some of the USB all-in-one drivers are just pathetic.
     
  3. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    Sweet, I just hid the Lexmark X73 Monitor and printed without any problems. The Monitor didn't even bother to show up.

    Yeah, the scanner **** itself a while ago. When it tries to scan, the light mechanism tries to go in the opposite direction creating a nice grinding sound of doom. So I don't need to worry about scanning and copying.

    Thanks for the support Sun Baked
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I've had a few Lexmarks before (admittedly cheap ones) and had nothing but problems :mad:
     

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