High CPU consumption

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mecolema, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. mecolema macrumors member

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    My computer has been unusually active recently, and I'm not sure why. I can hear a constant hum as I write this, and Activity Monitor tells me the Finder is consuming 99% CPU.

    There are only two reasons why this might be.

    (1) I did a command in Terminal that maxed out my CPU so I could quickly drain the battery (for a battery calibration). But Terminal is closed and I have since turned off my computer.

    (2) I used PhotoRec to recover deleted files from my external hard drive. I ended up recovering over 100,000 items which (obviously) took up a lot of memory. Right now I have 95 GB free on my (250 GB) hard drive. Again, I'm not sure why this would be hogging the CPU.

    I'm attaching a screenshot of my Activity Monitor in case that helps.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    I think it will be the terminal command you entered you probably need the command to stop the one you put in. I don't think closing terminal, restarting the mac or the finder will help.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Try taking all loose items off the desktop. Also, log in with another user account and see how that does.
     
  5. mecolema thread starter macrumors member

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    For whatever reason everything's back to normal. Thanks for your feedback!
     

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