(maxmsp) know your cpu status

Just a last minute post, since crashing seems to be taking over your life.

To monitor your total cpu usage, you need to open the Activity Monitor (Mac only). Go to Applications | Utilities | Activity Monitor. You have various ways of looking at your usage. The key is looking at the overall percentage of cpu usage. When you get upwards of 80% (user + system) your system’s graphic interfaces will start to behave erratically. If you are using Jitter, this unpredictability could have implications, like Max crashing.