Processor glitch

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bearcatrp, May 26, 2009.

  1. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    #1
    My upgraded mac pro had a processor glitch today. One core showed all red (wired area according to activity monitor) and maxed. I run boinc using 7 cores 24/7. This is the first time this happened. Had a hard time stopping the program. Once the program quit, I couldn't shut down properly so held the button in until it shut down. Fired it back up and no problems. These were used chips so wondering if I have a processor going bad. Any suggestions what might have caused this?
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    sounds more like a rogue program than a processor glitch. did you have a kernel panic? I don't think it's anything to worry about. If you do worry, I'd worry more about whatever program caused it to happen than the processor.
     
  3. 300D macrumors 65816

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  4. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it probably a "stuck process"

    next time it happens, open activity monitor and see which process has the CPU pegged...
     

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