White Macbook-High Exhaust Fan Speed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superman4388, May 16, 2010.

  1. superman4388 macrumors member

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    hey,

    I have had my MacBook for 3 years and it has run great. Recently I have noticed that my exhaust fan has been hovering around 6000 RPM for no apparent reason. When I took that screen shot I only had Safari Open

    Here's the vitals on my Mac..
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    Any Thoughts?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Something is using 50% of your processing power. I'd take a look at Activity Monitor.
     
  3. superman4388 thread starter macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    Something isn't adding up here..

    I did notice the Safari Flash Player and Cache Preview seemed to fluctuate quite a bit
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's an extremely common mistake not to view All Processes.
     
  5. superman4388 thread starter macrumors member

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    I viewed All Processes and there was not a substantial difference.

    Is there something else that could be running that would cause this?
     
  6. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    yeah a root process which is under system processes, which your not showing... in the end making it impossible for us to help
     
  7. superman4388 thread starter macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    does that help?

    Thanks!
     
  8. superman4388 thread starter macrumors member

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    any suggestions?

    What would be causing unusually high CPU and RAM usage?
     

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