WHY is my mac SO slow? Screenshot attached

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adamvk, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    So, my Mac is being very slow. I restarted it, didn't fix the problem. I attached a screenshot of my Mac w/ activity monitor running. You can see that I basically have nothing open. I just have iTunes, a blank page in Pages, and a blank Chrome window open. Why is kernel task (or maybe something else) taking up so much of my CPU? I don't understand...
     

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  2. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Well actually, I disabled Carbonite, and it helped for a little bit, but now it's doing the same thing again. :confused:
     
  4. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Is mdworker still using lots of cpu? If so then it's spotlight doing it's reindexing thing.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Spotlight isn't indexing in the screen shot provided.
     

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