kernel_task at 130 cpu usage... Too high, right?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ddd269, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ddd269 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Hello all.

    My MBA (Ver A 1.6) just started getting the "sluggish" symptoms. Started noticing that my CPU gets stuck at 90~100% after about 30 min of use, since about a week ago. I keep restarting the computer and after about 30 min, my MBA becomes very sluggish and iStat shows both CPU bars all the way to about 100%.

    When this happens, the activity monitor shows the kernel_task at 125~130. This is too high, right? If it is, what's causing this? I can't imagine that any of the programs that I regularly use will cause this.

    Here's the screen shot of the activity monitor.


    Thanks for your help.
  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    It's a core shutting down to try to cool the computer temperature down. Happens to me on my Rev. B at times.

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