Mac CPU Log for Troubleshooting Computer Slow Down

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My mac computer had been slowing down since last week.

I can't figure out which of the program that I have installed is causing the problem.

I eliminated the Internet connection possibility because even though I'm using offline applications, the unit is still the same.

It could be a problem with CPU, I guess.

How could I enable Mac CPU log?

Is it really available in Mac?


Answered By 0 points N/A #147537

Mac CPU Log for Troubleshooting Computer Slow Down


Hello Otis,

There is a method to keep track of the CPU use. You have to open a terminal, type "top" and run.

You will see it running continuously. If you want to quit the terminal, press "Q" or "Ctrl + C".

Be noticed to quit using the given way, only when the log details are satisfactory enough with time period you are concerning. i.e if you wish to observe a week's log data, you don't need to run the command "top" beyond that limit. 

You can save the entries as a log file, into your desktop. Run this: top > desktop / top.txt.

For more instructions, run this in the terminal: man top

Mac Performance increasing tips are available

Hope this will help you. Regards!


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