How to determine if an application is CPU hogged?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Hello. I am am considering to install programs such as folderglance, crystalclear interface and gfxstatus. However, as I use the MBP as a main computer for doing simulation experiments, I do not want to run other cpu hogged applications unnecessarily. How can I determine if an application is cpu hogged? Will running these applications stop the TurboBoost feature from being activated? Thanks.

    http://www.scsc.no/products/folderglance/
    http://crystalclear.musingsfrommars.org/#whatsnew
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Open Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and select to SHOW ALL PROCESSES and sort by CPU.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. For the programs I mentioned, what % is considered to be acceptable? 1% or anything below 5%?
     

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