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OS 10.5 - having a spiking CPU


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I am having a spiking CPU and it seems to be because of this thing called a kernal-task. This is a recent problem.

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Would say it is not that. Need to scroll down further and see what is using the CPU cycles.

You're sitting at 100% and kernel_task is only using 1.4%, Firefox at 18.6, etc.

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It looks like its more a problem with something called ReportCrash.. It keeps popping up at 50.5%-90.5% of my CPU.

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Look at the log in Library/Logs/CrashReporter.

See if you can identify what's causing it there. Hopefully it will be software.

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I dont have anything that is coming up more recently then the 14th of April... and this pops up every 3 seconds or so.

Any suggestions on what I should do?
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1st thing is re-boot. Need to determine what program is crashing.

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Try the solutions in this thread if a reboot doesn't work.

If that doesn't work, we will go through processes one by one. What do you have set as login items right now?

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You can also try checking the console found in Applications/Utilities.

See if it's log will give you a hint.

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