high cpu usage after upgrading to Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by benrockwood, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. benrockwood macrumors member

    benrockwood

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    All,

    After the Lion upgrade from SL (10.6.8), The CPU usage has shot up. When i look in the Activity monitory, the CPU usage is always 50 %. Somewhere in the thread i read, they claim it happens initially due to Spotlight indexing and the indexing is already done, but still the cpu usage is 50% or above even when the system is idle . Because of high CPU usage, the fan is always running and the system is running very hot even when the system is idle ( i have closed all the applications).

    Has anyone seen or observed the high CPU usage in UMBP 5.1 2008 or later models after Lion upgrade?

    Ben
     
  2. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    How long has it been installed? I believe spotlight did background indexing after my install
     
  3. benrockwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: high cpu usage after upgrading to Lion

    3 days. downloaded and installed on the day Lion was released and i think spotlight has completed its initial indexing. I saw it was indexing on day 1. i left my running for almost 24 hrs before shutting it down. but still the CPU usage is always 50% and when i look at the activity monitor, i don't know which process is consuming the CPU. everything down there shows 0% cpu usage
     
  4. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Open up activity monitor and sort the list by CPU usage descending (click it till the triangle points down) and lemme know the process
     
  5. benrockwood thread starter macrumors member

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    attached the screenshot
     

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  6. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    click the dropdown box and go to all processes, your culprit may lie there
     
  7. benrockwood thread starter macrumors member

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    looks like this service AGAadminservice is the culprit. What exactly is AGADminservice ?
     
  8. benrockwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem Solved.. After unloading this service "AGAdminservice", the cpu usage dropped to less than 5% when idle and doing nothing, which is good. And i believe this is a citrix serive. i don't remember installing citirix, may be bundled with Lion..

    sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.citrix.agadminservice.plist
     
  9. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    it's not bundled
     
  10. benrockwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Thnx Nuckinfuts .. the CPU usage dropped to less than 10% and most importantly the system is lot cooler. i think before it was killing the battery and now it looks good too
     
  11. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    perhaps it's bundled with some other app?
     
  12. seong macrumors 65816

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    Mine doesn't seem to have any problem at all.
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  13. BraveDave macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    I had the exact same issue! I couldn't figure it out, but your post with the terminal command did the trick! I didn't know what that agadminservice was and if it was needed!
     

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