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12-Core MacPro (2013) kernel_task over 1200%
Yesterday someone asked me to install TeamViewer and share my Mac screen with them while on a conference call.
I shut down my Mac before sleeping and woke up to some major problem with my 12-core CPU in hyperdrive, and the system activity monitor showed my Mac kernel_task was at 1,200% and the fan spinning so fast it sounds like a 737 Max 8 fighting its on AI.
Seems all that great "screen sharing" of TeamViewer added some kernel extension (kext) to my Mac and just destroyed it. I have never seen a problem like this since I owned this 12-core MacPro.
Update: The same problem persists after doing a full restore from a backup before I installed TeamViewer, so my apologizes to TeamViewer.
So, I'm lucky I had a backup from two days ago and am now completely erasing my disk to restore from backup:
It started out with a system message that the recovery would take 88 hours, but now it down to 34 hours, LOL.
I guess TeamView is not designed for high end Macs with 12 cores ;
Just upgraded my MacPro (2013) from Catalina 10.15.2 to 10.15.3.
After the routine download and restart for upgrade installation, the Mac would not boot. Totally crashed.
Now, I'm in the process of a 15 hour restore from my last time machine backup.
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Hey MacPro users.
I just bought a refurbished 13-Core MacPro with 64GB of RAM for a cybersecurity gaming project I'm working on. Could not wait for the new MacPro in 2019, so this will have to do:
2013 Apple Mac Pro 2.7GHz 12 Core/64GB/256GB Flash/Dual AMD FirePro D700 6GB 6,1
Now, I'm... (0 Replies)
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