MacBook just went crazy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    CoreDuo 2Ghz here...

    I was just reading a website when I noticed that CoreDuoTemp reported that my CPU was rocketing up towards 75C with 50% of my processors capacity at 2Ghz. The fans kicked in full spin and then in the menu bar at the top of the screen, Spotlight, time/date, battery level and wireless icons disappeared. Now the system is back at 50C with all other things seemingly at nominal.

    Any ideas what this was? I checked Force Quit Applications to see if anything had crashed but all my apps. were functioning correctly.
  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2002
    Next time this happens, check what application is using that much cpu in the task view (don't remember the exact name in OSX).
  3. OzMo macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Activity Monitor.
    You can find it in Applications>Utilities
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Souds like a kernel panic. As OzMo & reflex suggested, check out Activity Monitor if it happens again in hopes of finding the culprit. :)

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