Question after SSD Install

CocoSS

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I have installed an Intel 520 SSD in my MacbookPro 13' Early 2011. Since them I have noticed that my cpu stays at a high level of load ( 40 50 60 % ) altough i'm not doing anything special on it, just iTunes and Safari. I mention that before the SSD the CPU didn't jump over 20 %.
 

bozz2006

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How long have you had it installed? Fire up Activity Monitor, select All Processes, and see what operations are using so much processor. If you *just installed the SSD, it could very well be Spotlight indexing your new drive.
 

flatfoot

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I have installed an Intel 520 SSD in my MacbookPro 13' Early 2011. Since them I have noticed that my cpu stays at a high level of load ( 40 50 60 % ) altough i'm not doing anything special on it, just iTunes and Safari. I mention that before the SSD the CPU didn't jump over 20 %.
Fire up Activity Monitor from the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder.
Select "All processes" from the drop-down menu at the top of the window.
Sort the processes by "% CPU" in descending order.

Which processes are at the top?
 

CocoSS

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I see that iTunes and the Dropbox app are using most of it. I have my itunes library on my TC. Could this be the cause of loading ?
 

flatfoot

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I see that iTunes and the Dropbox app are using most of it. I have my itunes library on my TC. Could this be the cause of loading ?
How much CPU load percentage are those two taking up each? Is Dropbox syncing right now?
Having your iTunes library on your TC shouldn't increase CPU load in my opinion, but I don't know for sure.
 

CocoSS

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Dropbox is not syncing. iTunes stay in about 2.5 usually but it has spikes of over 70 %. Any others ideeas ?
 

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