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

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    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?
     
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  3. pitt1717 macrumors regular

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

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computing)

    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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