Core Audio (coreaudiod) busy doing nothing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by randyhudson, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. randyhudson macrumors regular

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    I wonder if the audio problems on the Mac Pro affect all Macs? My MBP shows coreaudiod pegged at 6.9% when I'm completely idle, and of course not emitting any audio.

    Why is coreaudiod so busy doing nothing?
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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  3. randyhudson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really, rebooting? That's your suggestion? How does that address the actual problem?

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  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes coreaudio gets stuck for some reason. I've seen it happen on my MBP sometimes, but I don't know why it happens or how to prevent it. Rebooting usually resets it, although just killing the coreaudio process might work too.

    I don't know the details about the Mac Pro problem, but from what I've read I know it only happens while audio is playing, and there is an increase in CPU temperature without anything showing CPU utilization.
     
  5. randyhudson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Screenshot must have timed out

    I guess the direct URL to my twitpic JPG is not a permanent URL. Here's a screenshot.

    http://twitpic.com/13l6g7

    BTW, I started killing processes (just applications) the last time this happened, and eventually it went back to idle. It may have been Adium??
     
  6. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    The exact same thing happened to me last night for the first time.

    I just killed the process (hope that is okay?) and it hasn't come back yet so I'm hoping everything is okay

    Not a huge deal, just slightly annoying...
     

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