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    Exclamation Cpu help!
    Hi Mac forums.

    My mac has 89 processes going on, and only like 12% is not getting used of my CPU..

    Its really slow..

    How can i get less processes?

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    What programs are you running?

    Try quitting applications (including menubar applications.)
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    I am trying to reduce it that way, but i am afraid of quitting something important in the monitor..

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    Not sure what you mean there.

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    It is extremely laggy! Its insane how much it lags.

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    open activity monitor and show us a screenshot. we can tell you what you need to turn off.
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    And make sure you are actually quitting programs and not simply closing windows using the red button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martindrescher View Post
    i am trying to reduce it that way, but i am afraid of quitting something important in the monitor..
    Quote Originally Posted by tomacsh View Post
    not sure what you mean there. ^
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    Might also be interesting what your specs are. Maybe you are running the latest OS on an "under-RAM'd" (is that a word?) machine or some other intense apps.

    Then, if you want post a screenshot of the activity monitor showing CPU usage and another one with memory so we can have a look at this.

    harryb2448's comment was very helpful as well: Have a look at your dock and make sure not all apps have that little blue-glowing dot below their icon. Clicking the red 'x' usually doesn't quite applications, just closes the window. Use "command+q" to quit an app.

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