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shrapnash Calculating status...
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Nov 17, 2012 2:29 AM

Is it normal for my macbook pro 13" late 2011 to be running at 85 degrees celsius when I'm just doing normal web browsing ? The fans are running at close to 5000 rpm and I figured it's abit extreme for light usage.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:31 AM (in response to shrapnash)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    Open Activity Monitor, select File > Save, open the file and copy its content here

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:37 AM (in response to shrapnash)

    Uninstall Avast because it's consuming a lot of CPU and an antivirus is useless on Mac OS X. Do a SMC reset > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to shrapnash)

    You're welcome

  • jacquelinee Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to mende1)

    Hi,

     

    My fan has been acting up lately and was wondering if you could help me as well. This is what mine says:

     

    Active Memory: 1.92 GB

    Free Memory: 294.1 MB

    Wired Memory: 949.6 MB

    Used Memory: 3.71 GB

    Inactive Memory: 889.6 MB

    Total VM: 208.08 GB

    Number of processes: 88

     

     

    PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem   

    0      kernel_task               root       2.8      393.3 MB        4.77 GB         

    1      launchd                   root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.36 GB         

    10     kextd                     root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.35 GB         

    11     UserEventAgent            root       0.0      2.8 MB          2.38 GB         

    12     notifyd                   root       0.0      848 KB          2.35 GB         

    13     fseventsd                 root       0.0      7.5 MB          2.65 GB         

    14     syslogd                   root       0.0      832 KB          2.36 GB         

    15     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.35 GB         

    16     configd                   root       0.0      2.8 MB          2.38 GB         

    17     opendirectoryd            root       0.0      3.9 MB          2.38 GB         

    18     powerd                    root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.37 GB         

    19     distnoted                 root       0.6      1.5 MB          2.36 GB         

    22     securityd                 root       0.0      3.1 MB          2.37 GB         

    23     coreservicesd             root       0.0      9.6 MB          2.41 GB         

    26     ntpd                      root       0.0      584 KB          2.32 GB         

    28     warmd                     nobody     0.0      2.0 MB          2.36 GB         

    29     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      580 KB          2.36 GB         

    32     stackshot                 root       0.0      296 KB          2.35 GB         

    35     revisiond                 root       0.0      900 KB          2.36 GB         

    39     mds                       root       0.1      41.6 MB         2.56 GB         

    40     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.0      2.5 MB          2.37 GB         

    42     loginwindow               jacqueline 0.0      9.3 MB          2.47 GB         

    44     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      304 KB          2.34 GB         

    46     hidd                      root       1.9      1.1 MB          2.36 GB         

    48     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      52 KB           2.32 GB         

    53     autofsd                   root       0.0      492 KB          2.35 GB         

    55     applepushserviced         root       0.0      3.4 MB          2.37 GB         

    56     aosnotifyd                root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.37 GB         

    57     SophosAntiVirus           root       0.1      1.6 MB          640.3 MB        

    58     InterCheck                root       101.9    145.5 MB        802.6 MB        

    59     SophosAutoUpdate          root       0.0      19.4 MB         664.0 MB        

    60     galileod                  root       0.0      2.1 MB          2.39 GB         

    76     netbiosd                  _netbios   0.0      1.6 MB          2.37 GB         

    99     WindowServer              _windowser 2.4      47.5 MB         2.92 GB         

    102    CVMServer                 root       0.0      364 KB          2.33 GB         

    111    logind                    root       0.0      476 KB          2.35 GB         

    119    launchd                   jacqueline 0.0      920 KB          2.36 GB         

    122    UserEventAgent            jacqueline 0.0      5.0 MB          2.39 GB         

    124    distnoted                 jacqueline 1.1      3.1 MB          2.36 GB         

    129    pboard                    jacqueline 0.0      28 KB           2.32 GB         

    133    Dock                      jacqueline 0.0      17.0 MB         2.48 GB         

    134    talagent                  jacqueline 0.0      2.2 MB          2.39 GB         

    135    SystemUIServer            jacqueline 0.1      22.2 MB         2.60 GB         

    136    Finder                    jacqueline 0.1      27.5 MB         2.53 GB         

    137    coreaudiod                _coreaudio 0.0      4.0 MB          2.36 GB         

    142    fontd                     jacqueline 0.0      3.3 MB          2.40 GB         

    145    filecoordinationd         root       0.0      880 KB          2.35 GB         

    148    com.apple.dock.extra      jacqueline 0.0      3.9 MB          2.40 GB         

    157    Photo Stream              jacqueline 0.0      6.9 MB          2.40 GB         

    158    warmd_agent               jacqueline 0.0      792 KB          2.35 GB         

    162    imagent                   jacqueline 0.0      2.9 MB          2.38 GB         

    167    AirPort Base Station Agen jacqueline 0.0      4 KB            2.34 GB         

    168    UFR II BackGrounder       jacqueline 0.0      1.0 MB          687.3 MB        

    171    bash                      jacqueline 0.0      0 bytes         2.32 GB         

    182    iTunes Helper             jacqueline 0.0      988 KB          2.37 GB         

    184    TISwitcher                jacqueline 0.0      2.6 MB          2.40 GB         

    185    Google Notifier           jacqueline 0.0      14.3 MB         726.1 MB        

    186    VMware Fusion Helper      jacqueline 0.1      4.1 MB          2.44 GB         

    204    VMware Fusion Start Menu  jacqueline 0.0      1.8 MB          2.39 GB         

    234    AppleSpell.service        jacqueline 0.0      10.6 MB         2.39 GB         

    1302   lsboxd                    jacqueline 0.0      2.4 MB          2.36 GB         

    13294  imklaunchagent            jacqueline 0.0      372 KB          2.37 GB         

    13295  Hangul                    jacqueline 0.0      2.4 MB          2.40 GB         

    23281  Java Updater              jacqueline 0.0      2.5 MB          3.42 GB         

    32539  Safari                    jacqueline 1.6      129.9 MB        3.77 GB         

    32546  Flash Player (Safari Inte jacqueline 19.2     265.5 MB        3.93 GB         

    33773  DashboardClient           jacqueline 0.0      18.9 MB         3.44 GB         

    34855  mdworker                  jacqueline 0.0      22.5 MB         2.39 GB         

    34856  cookied                   jacqueline 0.0      5.2 MB          2.35 GB         

    34869  VDCAssistant              root       0.0      4.1 MB          2.37 GB         

    36067  rcd                       jacqueline 0.0      3.4 MB          2.36 GB         

    36072  launchd                   _spotlight 0.0      628 KB          2.36 GB         

    36709  SophosUIServer            jacqueline 0.1      7.4 MB          688.2 MB        

    37135  GoogleTalkPlugin          jacqueline 0.0      11.3 MB         731.3 MB        

    37144  Safari Web Content        jacqueline 25.7     618.0 MB        4.18 GB         

    37150  Adobe Reader              jacqueline 0.4      58.4 MB         816.5 MB        

    37154  distnoted                 _spotlight 0.1      1.3 MB          2.36 GB         

    37158  AdobePDFViewerNPAPI (Safa jacqueline 1.5      100.6 MB        3.65 GB         

    37162  ocspd                     root       0.0      5.6 MB          2.37 GB         

    37169  mdworker                  _spotlight 0.0      5.8 MB          2.38 GB         

    37173  taskgated                 root       0.0      2.8 MB          2.37 GB         

    37175  java                      jacqueline 0.0      7.7 MB          2.69 GB         

    37179  Activity Monitor          jacqueline 2.9      25.3 MB         2.47 GB         

    37180  xpchelper                 jacqueline 0.0      4.6 MB          2.35 GB         

    37182  activitymonitord          root       0.5      1.4 MB          2.33 GB         

    37183  Quick Look Helper         jacqueline 0.0      7.1 MB          2.87 GB         

    37185  automountd                root       0.0      2.1 MB          2.36 GB         

    37189  CVMCompiler               jacqueline 0.0      19.8 MB         2.35 GB        

     

    Thanks

  • clauclau15 Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:37 PM (in response to mende1)

    Hello,

    My macbook is doing the same thing I was wondering if you could help as well. This is what my computer says:

    1651 Activity Monitordancinggirlc5.2341.0 MBIntel (64 bit)
    1653 activitymonitordroot0.611.4 MBIntel (64 bit)
    124 AirPort Base Station Agentdancinggirlc0.042.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    187 AppleSpell.servicedancinggirlc0.027.0 MBIntel (64 bit)
    119 AppleVNCServerdancinggirlc0.041.4 MBIntel (64 bit)
    50 autofsdroot0.02668 KBIntel (64 bit)
    16 bluedroot0.022.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    14 configdroot0.173.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    96 coreaudiod_coreaudiod0.034.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    74 coreservicesdroot0.0428.3 MBIntel (64 bit)
    79 cvmsServroot0.01664 KBIntel (64 bit)
    413 DashboardClientdancinggirlc0.0845.8 MBIntel (64 bit)
    167 dbfseventsddancinggirlc0.1188 KBIntel
    166 dbfseventsdroot0.114.3 MBIntel
    165 dbfseventsdroot0.01268 KBIntel
    11 DirectoryServiceroot0.054.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    13 diskarbitrationdroot0.021.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    17 distnoteddaemon0.021.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    101 Dockdancinggirlc0.0318.3 MBIntel (64 bit)
    136 Dropboxdancinggirlc0.42240.9 MBIntel
    44 dynamic_pagerroot0.01436 KBIntel (64 bit)
    53 empdaemonroot0.04668 KBIntel
    103 Finderdancinggirlc0.1756.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    150 Firefoxdancinggirlc0.835448.8 MBIntel (64 bit)
    664 Firefox Plugin Process (Shockwave Flash)dancinggirlc6.522155.0 MBIntel (64 bit)
    106 fontddancinggirlc0.025.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    42 fseventsdroot0.1131.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41 hiddroot0.941.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    134 HP Scanjet Managerdancinggirlc0.422.8 MBIntel
    139 HPShortcutManagerdancinggirlc99.0443.2 MBIntel
    133 HPShortcutManagerStartupdancinggirlc0.025.3 MBIntel (64 bit)
    169 Image Capture Extensiondancinggirlc0.0214.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    0 kernel_taskroot1.463270.3 MBIntel
    39 KernelEventAgentroot0.03676 KBIntel (64 bit)
    10 kextdroot0.024.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    27 krb5kdcroot0.021.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    97 launchddancinggirlc0.02888 KBIntel (64 bit)
    1 launchdroot0.03996 KBIntel (64 bit)
    38 loginwindowdancinggirlc0.025.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    18 mDNSResponder_mdnsresponder0.032.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    37 mdsroot0.2671.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    1467 mdworkerdancinggirlc0.0317.1 MBIntel (64 bit)

     

     

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:35 PM (in response to clauclau15)

    Your problem is "HPShortcutManager". Open Activity Monitor, select that process and kill it

  • clauclau15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to mende1)

    by kill it you mean select it and 'quit process' ?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:40 PM (in response to clauclau15)

    Correct

  • clauclau15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:42 PM (in response to mende1)

    YES! it worked thank you so much!

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:42 PM (in response to clauclau15)

    You are welcome

  • beegirl913 Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to mende1)

    My computer is also running extremely hot. I have reset the SMC and it has not solved the problem. Here's my activity moniter report:

     

    Active Memory: 852.5 MB

    Free Memory: 2.07 GB

    Wired Memory: 665.3 MB

    Used Memory: 1.93 GB

    Inactive Memory: 454.2 MB

    Total VM: 133.63 GB

    Number of processes: 57

     

    PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem   

    0      kernel_task               root       6.8      304.0 MB        1.72 GB         

    1      launchd                   root       0.0      1.2 MB          2.34 GB         

    10     kextd                     root       0.0      4.3 MB          2.34 GB         

    11     DirectoryService          root       0.0      4.6 MB          2.34 GB         

    12     notifyd                   root       0.0      584 KB          2.33 GB         

    13     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.33 GB         

    14     syslogd                   root       0.0      700 KB          2.34 GB         

    15     configd                   root       0.0      3.7 MB          2.36 GB         

    16     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.0      2.3 MB          2.35 GB         

    20     blued                     root       0.0      4.4 MB          2.35 GB         

    21     distnoted                 daemon     0.0      1.2 MB          2.33 GB         

    22     securityd                 root       0.0      2.6 MB          2.35 GB         

    26     ntpd                      root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.32 GB         

    27     krb5kdc                   root       0.0      2.2 MB          2.33 GB         

    30     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      2.1 MB          2.34 GB         

    31     SystemStarter             root       0.0      1,000 KB        2.33 GB         

    36     mds                       root       0.2      24.1 MB         2.47 GB         

    37     loginwindow               sarahbee   0.0      7.6 MB          2.61 GB         

    38     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      1,000 KB        2.33 GB         

    40     hidd                      root       0.9      1.5 MB          2.33 GB         

    41     fseventsd                 root       0.1      2.1 MB          2.34 GB         

    43     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      788 KB          2.32 GB         

    49     autofsd                   root       0.0      936 KB          2.33 GB         

    53     coreservicesd             root       0.1      14.9 MB         2.35 GB         

    54     socketfilterfw            root       0.0      3.9 MB          2.35 GB         

    71     WindowServer              _windowser 6.1      45.2 MB         2.70 GB         

    76     cvmsServ                  root       0.0      820 KB          2.33 GB         

    101    coreaudiod                _coreaudio 0.0      1.5 MB          2.34 GB         

    102    cma                       root       0.0      5.2 MB          607.1 MB        

    107    launchd                   sarahbee   0.0      996 KB          2.34 GB         

    111    Dock                      sarahbee   0.8      11.7 MB         2.64 GB         

    112    SystemUIServer            sarahbee   0.0      13.1 MB         2.63 GB         

    113    Finder                    sarahbee   1.5      22.9 MB         2.67 GB         

    114    lsregister                sarahbee   0.1      4.1 MB          2.34 GB         

    116    fontd                     sarahbee   0.0      4.7 MB          2.38 GB         

    119    pboard                    sarahbee   0.0      844 KB          2.32 GB         

    123    pbs                       sarahbee   0.0      2.7 MB          10.38 GB        

    125    UserEventAgent            sarahbee   0.0      6.5 MB          2.35 GB         

    132    AirPort Base Station Agen sarahbee   0.0      5.6 MB          2.62 GB         

    144    Dropbox                   sarahbee   0.1      39.7 MB         1,016.5 MB      

    189    Locum                     root       101.9    2.9 MB          2.34 GB         

    203    dbfseventsd               root       0.0      344 KB          582.8 MB        

    205    dbfseventsd               root       0.0      1.1 MB          590.8 MB        

    206    dbfseventsd               sarahbee   0.0      168 KB          582.8 MB        

    207    Activity Monitor          sarahbee   0.7      18.5 MB         2.71 GB         

    211    activitymonitord          root       0.6      1.2 MB          2.33 GB         

    212    Image Capture Extension   sarahbee   0.0      10.6 MB         2.62 GB         

    214    mdworker                  sarahbee   0.0      17.8 MB         2.36 GB         

    217    Firefox                   sarahbee   2.1      422.8 MB        3.97 GB         

    220    Firefox Plugin Process (S sarahbee   0.3      28.8 MB         2.77 GB         

    222    iTunes                    sarahbee   0.1      179.0 MB        1.17 GB         

    225    iTunes Helper             sarahbee   0.0      2.9 MB          2.60 GB         

    227    applepushserviced         root       0.0      5.4 MB          2.35 GB         

    229    AppleSpell.service        sarahbee   0.0      5.0 MB          2.35 GB         

    233    Google Chrome             sarahbee   0.0      67.0 MB         1.18 GB         

    237    Google Chrome Helper      sarahbee   0.0      18.1 MB         977.6 MB        

    256    cvmsComp_x86_64           sarahbee   0.0      5.8 MB          2.34 GB         

  • helpfulperson Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to jacquelinee)

    Your problem is intercheck. Did you inatall this? If so, uninstalled it. Or kill it.

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