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Underclock retina iMac [duplicate]

My iMac is wonderfully performant, but under extended load it sounds like a hive of angry bees. I am using Turbo Boost Switcher to avoid using up all the CPU headroom, but for multithreaded ...
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How can I temporarily run a resource intensive process without overheating my CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro with 2.5 GHz, 16GB. I'm trying to run someone's deep learning python script on my macbook. The program has to take in training data and process it. It maxes out my CPU. I ...
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How to make Google Chrome Helper not use as much CPU

I've found solutions for this problem but they dont seem applicable now in 2017. For some reason, Google Chrome Helper is using a lot of my CPU and fans are going full blast. I found this link on ...
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How to slow down clock speed of processor

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro which sometimes goes too fast. I frequently program for Mathematica, and on my old 2007 MacBook Pro I usually got a feeling for inefficient code when it runs ...
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How can I simulate having a slow CPU?

I am almost done coding my webapp-game. It runs on all modern browsers. However, I want to establish some minimum requirements for it. Thus, I need a slow Mac. However, I don't have access to a slow ...
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How to limit system processes cpu usage?

Some system processes like systemsoundservd, logd, diagnosticd, etc. recently use a lots of cpu on my macbook pro. How can I limit them to some degree because most of them are not too relevant to me? ...
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What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?

One of my favorite features in Windows is the built-in Power Plans. I can change how much energy my computer uses - whether I want it to drain power like there's no tomorrow and get incredible ...
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Java 100 % CPU usage

I am using IntelliJ IDEA compiler for Java programming on my MacBook Pro 2015 Retina (Yosemite). When I run some Java program in my activity monitor appears Java process and takes 100+% of CPU. The ...
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Is it possible to limit resources to a game? Or forcibly limit the FPS

I recently bought and installed a new game through steam 'besiege' if you were wondering, and it ran really hot on my computer. On other games such as CS:GO for example you can cap the FPS in game ...
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High CPU utilization due to Firefox in El Capitan 10.11.4

I am using Firefox with 10-14 open tabs (AWS console, JIRA, GitLab, etc).My Mac hangs due to high CPU utilization by Firefox as per Activity Monitor. Can someone help me with this. Github Gist link ...