MaxMSP CPU at 103% level without doing nothing !!

    May 16 2010 | 8:37 pm
    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
    • May 22 2010 | 6:57 am
      here is a view of that database