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    Mar 10, 2010
    Fan Running out of control
    My fan has been running like crazy for the last several days. I went in to activity monitor to see the CPU % usage, and there were a couple programs in there eating it all up, so I quit them. The problem resolved but is now back with a vengance. When I went back to activity monitor there was minimal total CPU usage listed, so I went to Terminal and did "top -u -s3" and there is one process taking up 99.8% of the CPU. It's PID is 4695, command is lsof. Any suggestions on what I can do to stop this, and is this a process that is dangerous to kill?
    Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me with this!


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    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    It's a list open files unix command.
    Should not be a negative side effect to quitting it, besides the individual app that's using it.

    Installed a new widget in Dashboard recently? Try quitting them all and add back one at a time to see which might be the culprit.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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