Tracking Down High CPU usage - How ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by siam, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. siam macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Thailand
    #1
    On my iMac running 10.5.5 I have a small dash board widget showing the cpu usage , just lately its started to go into the Red zone ( high usage ) every few minuets, Ive had a look at the activity monitor , but really don't know where to look to track down which process is causing this unusual high reading, can some one please tell me exactly where and what to look for to see just what's causing this recent problem

    Thanks
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

    kastenbrust

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Location:
    North Korea
    #2
    Check for Flash when your surfing the internet, even little adverts.
    This pushes your CPU to 100%
     
  3. siam thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Thailand
    #3
    Hi, Thanks for the reply, I am running Firefox 3.0.5 and have all the Flash removed from any pages, as I type this I have 4 tabs open , no flash on any page and the cpu meter goes into the Red zone every few minuets ,,? This problem has only started in the last week .
     
  4. Jisuo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Location:
    Sweden
    #4
    Start Activity Monitor and sort by CPU usage, should show you what uses most power.
     

Share This Page