High User Usage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by allenlod, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. allenlod macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Last night, as I put my mac to sleep, everything was fine. When I woke up this morning my macbook's fan was going crazy. As I checked the system monitor, for some reason the user usage is at a minimum of 50% even when I turn off all active programs. I don't understand how this happened. If anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Set Show to All Processes, and sort the list on %CPU. What's using CPU?
     
  3. allenlod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's the strange thing, no process is taking more than 6% (activity monitor) and yet my computer is going crazy. Looking at istat pro, it says that my system usage is pretty normal, usually less than 10%, but my user usage is set at 50%+. I'm wondering if my macbook is about to melt down.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Are you showing "All processes" (the drop down list with "Show" under it, at the top)?

    Alternatively, open terminal and type top
     
  5. allenlod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, ic. It seemed as though there was a print job that was hanging up the system. Thank you so much for all your help plinden. I was just about to take it to my apple store.
     

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