MBP 99% System CPU ussage LAGGING Running VERY HOT!

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  1. buddah1200 macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook has been faithful so far...
    but what is getting annoying,
    Is recently I have been getting some serious freezing, and the mouse pointer will start jumping around,

    I can't figure out what is causing the spike,

    Here is a screen shot, any ideas? before I commit to bringing it to the "bar"
    maybe they will give me a new one... ha.

    Even with all programs closed it still spikes...
     

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  2. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    In Activity Monitor, click on the menu that says "My Processes" and select "All Processes". Then click on the CPU tab to sort the list by CPU Usage - see which process(es) are eating all of the CPU, and post them here.
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a runaway process. In Activity Monitor, select All Processes instead of My Processes. Do you see anything?

    I'd also open Terminal and enter the following

    top

    and press Return.

    (Press q to terminate top after scanning the list it generates.)
     
  4. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    i had this and it was something that lets flash work, i downloaded glimmer blocker and its been perfect since! :)

    just to add..... it blocks flash, but you can click on it and itll show it, for things like youtube etc.....
     
  5. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are "My Processes" this is was
    I am confused nothing seems to be eating up the CPU on the User side, Seems to be something to do with the SYSTEM?

    I have 4gb of RAM,
    I have ran all the tech tools from apple to check any hardware issue came back clean.

    Also ran Disk Utility , I can't tell whats triggering the issue, usually Restarting solves the problem.

    Thanks for the RESPONSES
     

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Change it to "All Processes" and sort by CPU.
     
  7. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    As I stated in my earlier post, you need to select All Processes from the drop down menu (where it says 'My Processes'), and then click the CPU tab at the top of the list to sort the processes from most CPU usage down to least. This will show all system processes and we'll be able to find out what's eating the processor.
     
  8. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry About that, I only had those 2 screen shots, ill make sure I do that next time this Problem happens... I'll try to trigger the event some how...
     
  9. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't able to get a screen shot, because my system froze, "thinking Wheel"

    but i was able to find a program called Process 3883 - Deskjet using 99% of my cpu.

    it was under - user _lp

    any ideas? I have no clue what triggered the issue

    Is some one Hacking me... ?
     
  10. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    i seriously doubt anyone is hacking your machine but the Deskjet would seem to suggest that it's a printer process? is your machine linked with a printer?
    try booting up unconnected and see if that makes any difference
     
  11. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not even the feds?


    No printer connected where would i find the drivers? should i just delete them i did some searching someone had similar problems with an HP process.

    But to freeze the computer to make it unusable i couldn't even end any process's total melt down...
     
  12. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    No, the feds were not hacking you via your printer drivers. :rolleyes:

    Next time, just quit the process and you'll be fine.
     
  13. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is the screen shot i don't know if it helps now...

    I have tried quitting and force quitting the process... All it does is freeze, up and "mac spinning hour glass"...


    "starting to believe I am being watched":D
     

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  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    You could use terminal and do:

    sudo killall Deskjet

    to see if that works...
     
  15. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, another screen shot and another process eating my cpu up...
     

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  16. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MISTAKE, i hit threads instead of CPU,

    the deskjet is back, and i can't kill it via sudo killall in terminal.

    i delete the deskjet drivers WTF
     
  17. buddah1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When i attempt to Quit process via Terminal
    i get the following .

    any ideas?

    I can not kill process via Activity Monitor.

    I might just take it the the Idiot Bar...
     

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