Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: CPU Usage

  1. #1
    CPU Usage

    Member Since
    Feb 16, 2013
    Posts
    2
    CPU Usage
    Wondering how I can reduce my CPU usage. There is approx. 50% CPU usage in my activities monitor and I have not opened any applications yet. I am running version 10.8.2. How can I go about streamlining my usage for background operations. This is beginning to rob valuable usage for rendering work etc.

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    CPU Usage
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,502
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Knautical View Post
    Wondering how I can reduce my CPU usage. There is approx. 50% CPU usage in my activities monitor and I have not opened any applications yet. I am running version 10.8.2. How can I go about streamlining my usage for background operations. This is beginning to rob valuable usage for rendering work etc.

    Cheers
    Thanks for the screenshot...but only 1.1% of the cpu useage is shown...so it's difficult to say where the cpu usage is coming from. Need to see ALL the process's.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3
    CPU Usage
    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,968
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You are showing my processes, try all processes to see if any global tasks are eating up the CPU
    Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system

  4. #4
    CPU Usage

    Member Since
    Feb 16, 2013
    Posts
    2
    Great,

    Thanks, I went to all processes and found the evil little bugger. Running in the root is "WDSmartWareD". This is using anywhere from 20 % to 100 % of CPU resources. I have clicked on quit, and it does but then magically reappears gobbling up valuable CPU resources. It would be related to my WD passport external hard drive. I have uninstalled all the software from Smart Ware but this part does not seem to disappear. I have googled many threads on this subject but no real concise solution. So if anyone out there has any idea how to remove this CPU hungry bugger it would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

  5. #5
    CPU Usage

    Member Since
    Sep 17, 2012
    Posts
    142
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 13 i5 (2012) , iPhone5 16GB (white), iPhone4 8GB (white), iPad2 64GB 3G, Apple TV

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. High CPU Usage
    By farshadavocate in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 06-01-2015, 12:18 PM
  2. CPU Activity Usage 78%
    By revengeonart in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-08-2013, 12:17 PM
  3. High CPU usage
    By farshadavocate in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-23-2011, 08:45 AM
  4. CPU Usage
    By hughvane in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-07-2009, 12:23 PM
  5. Finder CPU Usage
    By fasheezy in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2007, 02:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •