MBP Cpu's pegged

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LoganR, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. LoganR macrumors newbie

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    Both my cpu's are pegged at 100%. i have reset the PRAM twice and to no avail, they are still pegged. I have nothing running at the moment. The fans also crank up to 6k as soon as I turn on the computer. I am running the latest version of Leopard on intel with 4 gig/ram. They should be hovering around 8% to 12% when idle. I have checked the activity monitor and there is nothing out of the ordinary running. Any suggestions on what this could be and how I can fix this? Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you looking at All Processes under Activity Monitor?
     
  3. LoganR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Don't forget to sort by CPU% as well from highest to lowest.
     
  6. LoganR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Here is the screenshot. I noticed when I was going through the tasks before I made this thread, that this "printjobmgr." I have never seen this before and when I tried to force quit it asked me for my admin password, etc. I didn't want to force quit this if it was asking me for those privileges. As you can see, its using 100% of the cpu's. I dont even have a printer hooked up, if that is really what this task is. I would only assume so.

    http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/963/47582000tr9.jpg
     
  7. LoganR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow. That is just so weird. I have a Canon IP6000D. I only plug it in when I need to print something. The last time I printed something was just last night. I forced quit the program and the computer is back to normal. I am going to post the picture over at apple as well. Thank you 2 for the help. I appreciate it.
     
  8. agore macrumors member

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    Your problem is caused by old print jobs sitting in your print queue. Go to System Preferences | Print & Fax, then go into Open Print Queue. Delete all jobs in the queue, and voila!
     
  9. juststranded macrumors regular

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    Exactly.

    I had this problem too a few weeks ago. Every Mac in my house was at full fan speed and 100% CPU. Someone else in the house had left something in the print queue of the AirPort Printer (Canon iP6220, coincidentally [or not]). Once I saw the Activity Monitor, I just opened the printer and canceled the job. Everything was back to normal.
     

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