MaxMSP CPU at 103% level without doing nothing !!

    May 16 2010 | 8:37 pm
    Hello, can someone please help me to understand why the MaxMSP activity is so high (103 % of CPU usage dixit Activity Monitor) without doing anything : even if no patch is loaded . Can it be a configuration (preferences) issue ? or may it be due to a very old extensions or externals somewhere in my file preference option ? If yes how can I clean my database up ?
    thanks for help
    my configuration : Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 3 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    • May 16 2010 | 9:00 pm
      strandely, i had some trouble with cpu usage these days too (max 5.1.4). my patch was running randomly fine/heavy cpu (163%), with a "relatively small" jitter patch. no idea what went on...
      i use the same config.
    • May 17 2010 | 5:51 pm
      Max 5.1.3 for mine I have also Max4Live installed (if that does matter)
    • May 19 2010 | 6:22 pm
      no help ?
    • May 20 2010 | 9:12 am
      well if you can provide a patch here, this could be better. i personally can't...
    • May 22 2010 | 6:56 am
      Thanks G for your support , for now I have disconnected my huge "database" folder in which I think there are very old extensions and externals that are surely disturbing ? Now the cpu usage of Max/MSP is normally low (around 7%) when nothing is running . Then I have to check one by one all the packages in that database and I'll find the culprit ;-) I'll report here if that can help.
      thx again cheers
    • May 22 2010 | 6:57 am