All kinds of trouble with Snow Leopard, especially Flash Player (MBP C2D)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maaark, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. maaark macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2009

    I recently cleared the harddisk of my MBP (C2D 2.4Ghz, 4 GB Ram, July 2007)
    and put Snow Leopard (10a432) on it. (so clean install)

    The problems I had with Leopard before installing SL were: kernel_task uses full CPU when firewire attached / fans would come on all the time, even if the CPU was cool enough.

    Those problems are STILL THERE in Snow Leopard.

    But now, I got even MORE problems! On idle, Firefox 3.5.2 uses around 30% CPU. When playing a youtube/vimeo/whatever movie in EITHER Safari OR Firefox, it is really choppy and CPU goes up to maximum, the fans come on really loud, etcetera.

    I know that the Flash Player isn't really optimized on OSX, but COME ON... I didn't have this in Leopard.

    Is there any way to revert back to Leopard without having to install it all YET AGAIN!?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    You started off by saying you clean installed, so what do you think the answer to this question is?
  3. maaark thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2009
    Ok... fair enough.
    But does anyone know why my Flash Player is acting so weird?
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Flash has always sucked under OS X. The only thing I can recommend is update Flash or use Silverlight.

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