High Load Average Cause Heat

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheLove, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. TheLove macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    #1
    Hello

    I’ve iMac Mid 2010, 2.8 GHz i5, 4 cores with ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphic card
    in 10.7.5 Lion, i get high load
    Code:
    TheLove$ uptime
    13:01  up  3:25, 5 users, load averages: 3.83 4.07 3.34
    and i've Menu Stats shows the heat go to 55C sometimes, i manually make the fans go to Medium level via Menu stats, i don't know if this is the time to upgrade for a new iMac? i really like it and there's some application maybe cause the high load is there anyway i can 'trace' them? and i don't know why my fans start cooling when the temp passes 40C, what is the normal temperature level?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    #2
    Use Activity Monitor to look for what processes are using large CPU resources.

    However, I'm not sure I understand. If the Mac gets hot: the fans will start. What is the problem, exactly?
     

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