Finder using 163% CPU

MacTruck

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What is going on with Tiger? My finder is constantly using up all the cpu cycles. It even went to 163%. Don't know how that is possible. I saw in in Top Terminal. Not liking tiger at all.
 

dubbz

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Whoa... 163% should just not be possible on a Powerbook. Maybe it stole some processing power from your second computer? ;)
 

ITASOR

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MacTruck said:
Maybe I got the dual core powerbook by accident.
Darn, I hate when that happens.

Oh a serious note, call apple and see what they say!
 

MacTruck

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yellow said:
This isn't normal. Are you using any haxies or UI "enhancements"? Is this a clean install or upgrade?

Nope, nothing but fresh tiger install with all updates applied. In terminal I use top to view activity. That is where I saw it. It will got to 90% just from having a finder window open of my hard drive. I don't get it. Never had a problem in Panther.
 

yellow

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MacTruck said:
Nope, nothing but fresh tiger install with all updates applied. In terminal I use top to view activity. That is where I saw it. It will got to 90% just from having a finder window open of my hard drive. I don't get it. Never had a problem in Panther.
Hmmm... OK, troubleshooting step 2, log in as another user. Is Finder still sucking way too much CPU? If so, we have a real problem. If not, we're in very good shape.
 

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Somebody else had this problem before on panther I wonder if the same issue remains on Tiger.

Me said:
I've read about this problem a few times on the forums and each time the solution has been very simple. It's usually that an icon on the desktop has become corrupt, to test this create a folder and pull all the icons on your desktop in there and see if the problem goes away.

If it does, work until you isolate the icon.

Past cases:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthr...ht=corrupt+icon

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthr...ht=corrupt+icon
 

Abstract

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I was gonna suggest an Archive and Install. I know its a pain, but it would be a quick fix. However, I don't think it would fix an icon corruption as it was suggested, so try that first. If not, do an Archive and Install.