Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:14 PM (in response to Mr.1977)
Launch the Activity Monitor application when the CPU usage is spiking. Click the heading of the "% CPU" column in the process table to sort the entries by CPU usage. You may have to click it twice to get the highest value at the top. What is it, and what is the process?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to Mr.1977)
I see you have "SMB" running ... SMB is a Windows file sharing app, do you need it? Go into the Server Admin "Settings" then "Services" pulldown menus, UN-select all the services that you don't use (Server Admin automatically starts some (eg SMB) running), then restart your computer. Massive CPU usage which shows up in the Actvity Monitor as PERL probably is SMB.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to Mr.1977)
I know this an old string but I've been having a similar problem with Perl eating 100% of my CPU at times. Did you ever solve this problem please? I'd like to hear what fix worked for you.