Macbook Pro SR 15" CPU heating up

pingouin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 23, 2004
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I am using my 2nd 15" MBP SR 2.4... 1st one gave me several kernel panics after I got it for a few days, exchanged... anyways, I noticed the CPU of this unit is quite hot...averaging 70 degrees or so... I then checked the activity monitor, there's a Process ID under root named "nano" is using 97.7% constantly... any ideas? I am not running any other applications.

thanks
 

DoFoT9

macrumors P6
Jun 11, 2007
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Singapore
I am using my 2nd 15" MBP SR 2.4... 1st one gave me several kernel panics after I got it for a few days, exchanged... anyways, I noticed the CPU of this unit is quite hot...averaging 70 degrees or so... I then checked the activity monitor, there's a Process ID under root named "nano" is using 97.7% constantly... any ideas? I am not running any other applications.

thanks
i have no idea what it is, but force quit it and see what happens.
 

deadpixels

macrumors 6502a
Oct 30, 2006
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yep, seems like a process that got funky, just quit it. sometimes Azureus does that on me, starts using 90% CPU, i just quit it and re open and all is back to normal :D
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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70'C is[/b hot for a SR MBP.

It should never reach that temperature if you aren't doing much on it - mainly surfing the net etc.

Mine can reach that if I'm doing intense things on it - such as decoding things or playing a game.

You have an issue if your MBP is at 70'C whilst at idle.