1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 17, 2011 8:49 AM by Baby Boomer (USofA)
fanny alexandra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Mac fan keeps going of and won't stop. It's been like this for a couple of days and the computer is only a few weeks old.

When I look in the Activity Monitor it is the Kernel task that is taking up to 300% CPU and all I am doing is being on MSN and Safari. I don't have a printing task clogging the system which seems to be the problem very often.

The fan just starts up when I'm on safari and keeps up for  avery long time, sometimes it calms down again and the Kernel task is down to 1-3% again. And then it starts up again for no reason. This is driving me crazy!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (56,085 points)

    fanny alexandra wrote:

     

    the computer is only a few weeks old.


    You are still under warranty.  Take full advantage of it. 

     

    If you have AppleCare, give them a call.  If not, take your MBP to your local Apple Store or AASP.  Let them properly diagnose the problem.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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