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macbook pro overheats
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Jun 12, 2012, 06:53 PM
 
Hi , this macbook pro 15" 2.8 C2D is constantly overheating. In activity monitor I see both processors jump to 100%, then in the lower regions. After a few seconds again 100%.

Seems that MDWORKER is doing this, after quitting the process it just keeps coming back. I dont want to have this destroy my macbook pro

how to solve this?
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Jun 12, 2012, 06:55 PM
 
aha, sudo mdutil -a -i off

kills spotlight
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Jun 12, 2012, 07:05 PM
 
Rather than outright killing Spotlight, usually just adding the offending drive to the exclusion list in the Spotlight system preference pane, and then taking it off again, will reset it, and mdworker will function normally after that.
     
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Jun 12, 2012, 10:05 PM
 
Or instead of quitting the process, let it finish its work. It should be no surprise that when you quit midstream it's going to try to finish the task.
     
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Jun 13, 2012, 05:38 AM
 
In this case it was indexing the whole day. so i gladly killed the process
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Jun 13, 2012, 06:13 AM
 
Spheric Harlot's advice should work, then.
     
   
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