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Belkin UPS hogging PPC G4 eMac CPU

Message #1 - Posted 2007/12/17 - richard schumacher

Belkin gave me an F6H550-UPS rev A to replace an old unit that died. The new SW (Agent and Manager) for it together consume 25% to 30% of the CPU time! The old Bulldog SW used a negligible fraction of the CPU, but unfortunately it does not work with this new UPS. The UPS works standalone, but then it can't shutdown the eMac if needed. Has anyone else seen this and have a solution?

Message #2 - Posted 2007/12/17 - Jolly Roger

Previously, richard schumacher wrote:

Belkin gave me an F6H550-UPS rev A to replace an old unit that died. The new SW (Agent and Manager) for it together consume 25% to 30% of the CPU time! The old Bulldog SW used a negligible fraction of the CPU, but unfortunately it does not work with this new UPS. The UPS works standalone, but then it can't shutdown the eMac if needed. Has anyone else seen this and have a solution?

Why not just use Apple's built-in software (System Preferences > Energy Saver panel)?

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JR

Message #3 - Posted 2007/12/17 - Clark Martin

Previously, richard schumacher wrote:

Belkin gave me an F6H550-UPS rev A to replace an old unit that died. The new SW (Agent and Manager) for it together consume 25% to 30% of the CPU time! The old Bulldog SW used a negligible fraction of the CPU, but unfortunately it does not work with this new UPS. The UPS works standalone, but then it can't shutdown the eMac if needed. Has anyone else seen this and have a solution?

Have you tried the Energy Saver System Preference?

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Message #4 - Posted 2007/12/19 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, richard schumacher wrote:

Belkin gave me an F6H550-UPS rev A to replace an old unit that died. The new SW (Agent and Manager) for it together consume 25% to 30% of the CPU time! The old Bulldog SW used a negligible fraction of the CPU, but unfortunately it does not work with this new UPS. The UPS works standalone, but then it can't shutdown the eMac if needed. Has anyone else seen this and have a solution?

Why not just use Apple's built-in software (System Preferences > Energy Saver panel)?

Note that some third-party UPS software disables Apple's built-in support for UPS devices in the Energy Saver panel. So you may need to uninstall the third-party (Belkin) UPS software and reboot to actually see and access Apple's UPS support in System Preferences > Energy Saver.

Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR

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