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I'm having a strange problem where any random program I have open will suddenly jump to 100% + CPU in activity monitor making the CPU temps jump from ~55C to 80 or 90C. This is really annoying as I have to close the affected program and reopen it when this happens. It seems to happen completely randomly. I first noticed this problem while running the Bitcoin-qt client however, while downloading blocks it took up a reported 700% CPU.

Any assistance would be great.

Thank you!

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   MacBook Late 2011, 15-inch, Late 2011
    Processor  2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory  16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics  AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
    Software  OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)
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