Guess what I found in Activity Monitor!

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  1. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Not sure if this is new or has been there, but here goes.

    I was poking around in Activity Monitor, and found the attached processes. Three are 64-bit Intel, something I thought only occurred with SL. The other is PPC, which I assume is using Rosetta.

    I'm using a 2 GHz mid-'07 Mac mini.

    Thanks for looking. Again, I'm not sure if this is there for everybody or if this is something new.
     

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  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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  3. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Oh well.

    That PPC process is taking up a crap load of virtual memory. Is it safe to kill? It looks like an application, but I don't remember downloading it or ever seeing it.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I have no idea what that is, but when I googled it, people were talking about kernel panics and such.
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    It's a process sleeper app for a lexmark printer. I'm guessing you have a lexmark on the network?
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I tried to use the a Lexmark Z600 series from a Dell. It didn't work. Since then, we've gotten an HP C6380 that connects to the network, without a computer.

    Cool. I deleted the app. Sometimes my Mac does wake for odd reasons. More often than not, I sleep it, then come back in the morning to find it running the screensaver. It could have been that app, but I do have cats...
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    Sounds like you have a leftover file from when you installed the lexmark.
     
  8. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yup. I hope this takes care of those sleep problems.

    That Lexmark was a POS. The ink cartridges cost almost as much as the printer, and the quality of the prints and the printer itself weren't too great.

    Anyone got anything on the 64-bit processes?
     
  9. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Run the included "Chess" program and look in the process list in "Activity Monitor". Not just SL....

    S-
     
  10. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm... Does it run in 64-bit to compute the next move faster? It also used 3.05 GB of virtual memory :eek:.
     
  11. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    Think thats bad? Look what activity monitor told me iTunes was using one day! :cool:
     

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  12. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I read about a similar problem with Mail.
     
  13. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    I think it was a quirk with activity monitor. It was flickering back and forth between 16,777,216.00 TB and a more believable value. I thought it was humorous, so I took a screen shot. :)
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i had a picture of it using X amounts of TBs too but i cant find it :(

    nah you were just playing 500,000 songs at once using Googles servers right?? :p
     

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