Macbook Pro cpu @ 50% non stop!

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  1. iPlm macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I've got a MacBook Pro 4.1. Problem is that for a few weeks now, Activity Monitor shows 50% User CPU usage, even though there aren't any apps running! And non of the processes use this much! They use 1-2% at most! I force quite background processes but still it shows User % USER at 50-60%! Which sucks, as it drains the battery, the computer used to be quiet, now the fans can't stop at all! Pls, help! :p

    Cheers!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Make sure to view all processes. Rebooting usually fixes issues like this
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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  4. iPlm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! That really helped! I saw a process called DLmpd that was eating 90-100% cpu! I killed it, % user now shows 2 % and my computer is quiet! It was so nervous before... Though I killed the process it started again. Any way to turn it off completely? I googled it, it's some autodesk process, I think because I tried the trial of Smoke 2010 for Mac and, even though it's now uninstalled, this thing stays!

    Oh, and restarting didn't solve the problem, because I rebooted 10s of times now and the same thing happens! :D
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    How did you "uninstall" Smoke? The right way is to use the uninstaller provided with the software (if there is one).

    [EDIT] In Finder's Go menu, choose Go to Folder, type in /usr and click the Go button. If there is a folder named discreet, trash it! You'll probably need to enter an admin password. I think you can then just ignore the rest of this post.


    Look in ~/Library/Application Support and ~/Library/LaunchAgents for Smoke-related files, where ~ denotes your Home folder. Also look in /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons.

    If you find a Smoke-related .plist file in either the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons folder, open it with TextEdit and post here before you delete the plist.
     
  6. iPlm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, that worked nicely! Trashed the folder in /usr, rebooted, all looks good :) I don't remember if Smoke had an uninstaller, but I usually don't trash apps when they have one. Anyway, process is gone, MBP running great! Thanks again guys!:D
     
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