Kernal Task

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mattym123, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. mattym123, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

    mattym123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    Im on a rMBP 13' new install of 10.9 and on both energy tabs and memory, is "Kernal_Task" which can vary with CPU power as well, what could this be?

    I'm also having less battery life then in ML, in ML i had around 6-7, in Mav about 3-4. I've tried SMC and PRAM reset and its still the same, can anyone offer tips on fixing this?
  2. mattym123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
  3. pitt1717 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    i have the same. its taking up 1.05 Gig of memory
  4. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2009

    kernel task is an operating system process. it should take up a good deal of memory and it will use a bit of cpu power depending what you are doing. it's perfectly normal.

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