MacBook Finder bogged down -- no apps running ..

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by columbiamdbob, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. columbiamdbob macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2011
    I found my mac out to lunch when I sat down this evening. I quit all the applications and ran Activity Monitor and Finder was using 30% of the CPU. I noticed that the Airport was turned on and the system latched onto an unknown open network. The system was also on the hard wire ethernet. When I turned the airport off boom -- loading went from 30% CPU load to .2%. Note that via sharing on preferences does not have anything checked -- that is turned on.
    Thoughts anyone?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Sometimes Finder uses more resources than it might be necessary, but closing all windows of Finder might help alleviate that.
    Anyway, 30% of 200% available CPU capacity is nothing to worry about.

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