0 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2012 10:48 AM by Lloyd Deane
Lloyd Deane Level 1 Level 1

My new 15" MBP (2.3 GHz version) was feeling like it was running hot, so I opened Activity Monitor expecting to see another Kernel Task gone wild situation. Instead I saw that a process called usb was using 100% of the processor's capacity.  I honestly don't know much about computers, so I have no idea if a usb 'process' is related to USB 'devices', but at the time there were no USB devices plugged in.  I was able to kill the process, and it didn't seem to affect anything I was doing. 


Has anyone else experienced this?  Does anyone else know if it's related to the Kernal Task issue? 


Overheating in Ottawa.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 8GB Ram