CPU got overheated
by Aizan Fahri
Both CPU core temperature shot to 90%. At first, I suspected nothing other than living at the hot climate of the earth’s equator made my CPU went for a sun-bathing. The tip is, if you notice your temperature has gone aflame, you should check the Activity Monitor. Sometimes, there’s a culprit hiding and hogging your resources.
In my case it was Folding@Home. Few days before I was experimenting with Stanford’s F@H. It turned out I didn’t properly remove it. I only deleted the app’s GUI, but not the core. Hence, the core was running rampantly even though I beheaded the GUI.
LOL FaH was using 388.5% of the whole CPU resource. Let’s take a closer look at the Activity Monitor.
So, we’ve found the culprit here so what do we do? Easy, go Google-ing and you’ll found the solution. If you installed F@H on your OSX and you wish to remove it, make sure you download the uninstaller here. Extract the zip, run the program and within seconds you’re done.
All is done, and the has gone back to normal. By the way, thanks to iStat Menus for the heat sensor.