Leopard kernel using 60% cpu?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shannonislame, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. shannonislame macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Ok I just installed leopard over tiger and suddenly my kernel_task is using 60% cpu 162 real memory 1.15 GB virtual. it can't be bad RAM because it was working perfectly yesterday.

    What can I do about this? if i load up streaming videos and watch them for more than 10 minutes it completely overloads the box and I have to force restart.

    And restarting takes about 5 minutes for some reason.

    I've already verified and repaired permissions on the disk (didn't need it) both from the normal OS and the startup disc.

    Running on a macbook pro 2.2 ghz intel corre 2 duo with 2GB 667 Mhz RAM

    thanks in advance!
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601


    Feb 27, 2005
    My suggestion would be an erase and install rather than the upgrade. I've never had good (sustained) luck with OS X upgrades when going over the previous system.

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