3 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 1:14 PM by BDAqua
xleesaashon Level 1 Level 1

i had my mac pro for less than a year.

i updated it to lion.


now, my mac heats up very fast, the fans won't stop running, and my startup seems to get slower and slower

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hello, have you blown the dust out of it lately?


    Get Temperature Monitor...




    iStat Menus...




    And/or iStat Pro...




    Report temps & such.

  • xleesaashon Level 1 Level 1

    my temp: 117

    my cpu:

         user: 2%

         system: 3%

         nice: 0%

         idle: 94-96%


         wired: 862 MB

         actve: 1.47GB

         inactive: 308 MB

         free: 1.39 GB

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    I assume that's 117°F ?


    Could be many things, we should start with this...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."




    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)


    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.



    If 10.7.0 or later...


    Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partitirion & use Disk Utility from there.


    Then I'd get Lion Cache Cleaner & clear the caches...




    So, have you opened Console yet & seen any messages going by?