Help with kernel_task!!!-uses 100% of CPU, not memory related

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Crawn2003, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Santa Rosa, California
    #1
    Hello all,

    I have a question. On my Mac Pro I've noticed a process called kernel_task taking up nearly 100% of CPU in Activity Monitor.

    I've looked on a few other Macs and kernel_task is always less than 3%!

    What's going on??

    ~Crawn
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    That's an underlying task, so it's difficult to troubleshoot because it can be affected by so many different things. Often it blows out in CPU usage if you have a dodgy network or external hardware connection. Disconnect form your network and see if that helps. Also disconnect any peripheral (one-by-one) to see if that helps.
     

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