CPU heats up then no app will run

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jaster, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jaster macrumors newbie

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    Apr 15, 2008
    #1
    For the past 3 nights my CPU suddenly heats up for about 30 seconds making the fans excessively loud. Then after it cools down no application nor file will open. A restart solves the problem but I'd rather know why this is happening.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #2
    I'd keep Activity Monitor open showing All Processes sorted by %CPU all the time.
     
  3. Jaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 15, 2008
    #3
    Looks like I'll have to do that. I saw Safari heating up the CPU one night but I couldn't confirm it again as Activity Monitor was accessible.
     

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