Strange CPU Activity?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hanzoh, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. hanzoh macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2005

    MacBook 1,83GHz - 2GB RAM


    As you can see, no process shows any activity, but the CPU shows ~50%. Where does this come from?

    When I reboot it's gone, but some time later it appears magically again. First I thought it's FrontRow, but when I avoided to start use it via the remote, the CPU activity came nevertheless.

    It doesn't bother that much, but I do notice that Mail needs somewhat longer to open a new window, which isn't the case when the machine freshly started.

    My only open apps are Mail, Firefox, Adium and iTunes (not playing).
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Not likely, but: Try running top in Terminal and see if something shows up, that Activity Monitor ignores.

    top -o cpu will sort the result based on CPU use...
  3. hanzoh thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2005

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