iTunes 10.2.2/MBP 2011/15" 100% CPU at IDLE

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  1. tosehee macrumors member

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    Hello.

    Sorry if this is a duplicate post.

    I've been searching for an hour or so, but can't figure any posts that is relevant to this issue.

    I am using latest 2011 MBP 15" with 2.3ghz/8gb/250GB SSD.

    When I am not running the iTunes, everything seems to be fine (except some stability, but I am hoping the new EFI and MBP update would fix this).

    But, whenever I just run the iTunes, it consumes the CPU at 100%, causing the temperature to go up to 80c, and the fan to speed up to 5000.

    Again, this is idle itunes here. I am not listening or anything. Just letting it alone cause this to happen.

    I have tried to uninstall the iTunes completely, and re-install. Nothing.

    I have tried to re-install the latest MBP update. Nothing.

    I am at the loss here, and I have no clue what other things I can do.

    Anyone with any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tosehee, May 8, 2011
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    tosehee thread starter macrumors member

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    Removing all musics from iTunes doesn't help either.. Just tried with no luck.


    Enabling/Disabling Index doesn't help either.
     
  3. mape2k macrumors regular

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    Since when do you have your Macbook Pro? Did this issue appear all the sudden or from the start? Did you have a fresh install of the OS or did you migrate from a previous laptop?
    Try disabling internet connection and re-run itunes again. Does it still use 100%?
     
  4. mrwonkers macrumors 6502

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    Exactly the same thing happening here - I have actually created a post on this exact issue before and had no responses. I have found the issue only occurs in coverflow view - when switching to list view this eradicates the problem, I also have a fairly large library of around 112000 tracks. Does this issue occur in coverflow view for you and how large is the library in question?

    If anybody else has a solution I'd love to hear it.


     
  5. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like iTunes is generating something. Try leaving it for a couple of hours. Just poking at something that is odd here, don't have any personal experience.
     
  6. tosehee thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    To answer your questions..

    a. Is it a migrated system or new? I tried on both migrated, and I just re-installed from scratch, same issue.
    b. Did this happen all of sudden? I never used itunes until now. I work pretty heavily and I didn't get to use the itunes until just recently. So, to answer your question, it could have been, or it could have been with the itunes updates.
    c. Cover flow: I removed all the musics, and same issue. So I doubt it's cover flow. I also just list them all in list view, and same issue

    Is there any other question that I am missing?
     
  7. tosehee thread starter macrumors member

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    I have left it over night with 0 musics, 0 videos, 0 ring tones, 0 pictures, and same issue prevails...
     
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  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    When you removed iTunes are you sure you removed everything? Also do you have any plug-ins for it installed? Did you check activity monitor and see if it was iTunes the app or iTunes helper.

    Also iTunes may be trying to find a file/folder that has gone missing or an iDevice backup has gone corrupt.

    Just throwing out random ideas.
     
  11. tosehee thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I am sure I removed everything.
    Yes. I have no other plug-ins installed
    Yes. I checked the activity monitor the iTunes is the only one that's taking 100% of the cpu.

    I removed all the iDevice backups and same issue.
     
  12. daneoni macrumors G4

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    ^

    What about permission repairs and/or fsck. If still no dice then...

    Time to contact Apple support.
     
  13. tosehee thread starter macrumors member

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    Sadly these didn't help either..

    I went to local apple store, and they can't figure it out.
     
  14. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Mine does something similar, on startup, the CPU shoots to 80-100%, and the program is unresponsive. But I noticed that its sometimes Last.FM scrobbler doing this as it sometimes spikes afterwards, then the program becomes responsive.

    Not sure if its a program that could be tied to iTunes.
     

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