CPU temp and fan speed stay high for no apparent reasons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by d4q1n, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. d4q1n, Jul 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012

    d4q1n macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    my os x 10.6.8 is having problems with constant high temp [between 77° to 85°] and fan speed [5000 to 6200rpm] for no apparent reasons. checking the activity monitor, i am suspecting three processes, whose cpu usages jump around between less than 1% to 7-10%, might relate to my problem. i attached screenshots of typical instances in the activity monitor. one showing the CPU label at the bottom and the other System Memory.

    my macbook pro 13' has two drives: a samsung 830 128G SSD and a momentus XT 500GB. the OS resides on the SSD and the other files on the 500GB. I did a re-indexing of both drives by dragging them in and out of the privacy list in spotlight preference, but to no avail.

    i installed sparrow (uninstalled afterwards), soundcloud, folx just before i have the problem. maybe these programs contribute to this?

    i really have no idea what is causing the problem and can use any hep and advice.


  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Your images don't load. Did you sort by CPU? 1-10% CPU should not result in the temperatures you describe.
  3. d4q1n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    problem solved the miniute i uninstalled version cue cs3. :mad::mad:

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