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Why is AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement devouring my CPU?

Once in a while, for not apparent reason my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.7.5, late 2011 model) will ramp up to 65%+ CPU usage by "System", and stay there for upwards of an hour. If left long enough, the ...
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how to lower CPU usage for Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
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Firefox 12 CPU at 99% and making Macbook Pro hot

I am running Firefox 12 on a Macbook Pro, and it keeps going up to 99% CPU usage, I can hear my computer revving up and feel it getting hot. The previous version did this as well. I don't have any ...
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How is load average calculated on osx? It seems too high - and how do I analyze it?

An advanced question: I think my load averages are too high as compared to a linux system. I have around 0.40 1min with basically no cpu use (0-1%) and even if this is spread out over 4 cores it still ...
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Why does my iTunes use so much CPU time?

I have a roughly 2 year old Macbook (10.5). I have iTunes 10. When iTunes is playing MP3s, I see CPU usage of the iTunes process in the system monitor ranging from 65%-75%. When I pause the music, I ...
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High CPU usage on Snow Leopard

I'm having high CPU usage by a process called "DataDetectorsAgent" Which seems to start randomly even when I close it using Activity monitor. my questions are: What does this process do? how can I ...
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Finder Using Nearly 100% CPU

I'm having a problem where the Finder uses WAY too much CPU time. It's using up to 100% of one of my cores. I'm running 10.6.2 on a MacBook Pro w/ 6GB of RAM, plenty of fast (SSD) disk space. I also ...