OS 10.10.3 - Mac Pro gone crazy!

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  1. scouser75 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, since I updated my OS to 10.10.3 on my 2009 Mac Pro, the Mac seems to have gone crazy! It's constantly making that sound as though it's doing some type of hardcore processing or something!

    Has anyone else had or heard of anything similar?

    I've shut down and restarted several times, left the computer alone for a couple of days, but every time I turn it on the same thing happens!
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    You mean the fans are kicking in?

    Try resetting the smc and see how it goes: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201295
     
  3. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi mate, thanks for the reply.

    No not the fans. It's that clicking noise as though the hard drive or something is carrying out some sort of action. The sound you get on start up.

    I've reset the SMC and still no luck.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Then open /Applications/Utilities/Activity Viewer.app and see what process doesn't like the new update and unistall/update that service.
     
  5. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean Activity Monitor?

    And how would I know which process doesn't like the update?
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Because it is eating up your processor cycles!
     
  7. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Embarrassingly I don't know how or what to check to see which one is eating it up! What column/figures should I look out for? CPU Time? CPU %? Energy? Disk?
     
  8. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    cpu%
     
  9. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. And once in CPU how do I identify/what figures will show what's eating up the processor cycle?
     
  10. randomgeeza macrumors regular

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    Sort the column, by clicking on it. It will become pretty obvious...

    :)
     
  11. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks randomgeeza. I'll try it out this weekend.
     

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