CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, and is the main processing chip used in every computer. Brands include Intel, AMD and ARM. CPUs are commonly available in 32- and 64-bit, and come in a variety of frequencies or with multiple cores.

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CPU overloads when playing 3D games

Starting today, every 3D game I try to play slows down to a crawl of 1 FPS, and the CPU goes past 100%. This is seen specifically in Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Source, and Europa Universalis IV. ...
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Ubuntu Backups consume 100% of cpu

I'm using the Ubuntu pre-installed Backups software, with Ubuntu 16.04 for Desktop (but perhaps the same issue was on older Ubuntu also). Each time it starts (once a day) it consumes 100% of cpu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04 LTS?

I just got a new laptop that has an Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor of 1.83 GHz. On the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS website, they say the recommended minimum processor requirements are of 2.5 GHz. Are they ...
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Fan noise, too hot, lagging, Ubuntu 16.04 on laptop hp pavillion g6

The CPU is overused near at 100% with no reason and I've read that maybe is a graphics problem so below i have my specs if anybody could help. Laptop specs: hp g6 pavillion cpu intel core i3-3110 ...
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How to show size Ram and CPU ussage in Ubuntu?

I am newbie in use Ubuntu so I don't know how to show Ram and CPU usage which is the same in Task Manager on Windows. It can show by command line in Ubuntu or Application to see more.
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Ubuntu 16.04 slow [closed]

I've recently made the switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit), but I've begun noticing that a lot of things are running a lot slower. A few examples: Fast-forwarding video files (using VLC) ...
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Video card like frying pan (heating)

I've installed the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Unity) and sensors. This is what the sensors command gave me: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +64.0°C (crit = +89.0°C) temp2: ...
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assign multiple cpu to process in linux

How do I assign multiple CPU to a single process in Linux. I want to assign at least four. I have already tried htop to see which CPU are used and it says any from 0-11. I want four dedicated CPU.
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how to setup cpupower at boot time in Ubuntu 16.04?

Ubuntu users! I have a Intel computer running basically as a HTPC machine for years 24/7 and at a certain point in time the Linux kernel started to use the intel_pstate driver for my i7 Ivy Bridge (I ...
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Best desktop enviroment for old PC

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, there may also be duplicates, I just want to ask: Which will be the best DE for: Pentium 4 3.6 GHz (2007), 1GB DDR2 RAM, Intel 915G ...
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High CPU Temperature after switch to Ubuntu 16.04

The idle CPU Temp of my Intel i5-3210M CPU was ~40°C on Ubuntu 14.04. Now, after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 (complete reinstall) it idles at ~52°C. Battery lifetime is also noticeably lower. What can ...
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Temperature sensors broken?

I just followed this guide to install lm-sensors on my machine but the output I get is kind of weird: asus-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter cpu_fan: 0 RPM radeon-pci-0008 Adapter: PCI adapter ...
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How do you hotplug enable new CPU and RAM in a Virtual Machine

I am running Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I'd like to add CPU and RAM without rebooting the device. How can I hotplug this new virtual hardware?
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Can't disable turbo boost since Ubuntu 16.04

I've recently updated to Ubuntu latest LTS. My computer suffers from bad cooling management, and I need to be able to disable turbo boost in order to use it comfortably. I had a script that was doing ...
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totem-video-thumbnailer uses almost all CPU power

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, my laptop gets hotter and uses almost all CPU power. How to fix it? Thanks a lot for your answer...
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How to run a job in several machines that have Ubuntu as operating system

I need to run a job in several virtual machines exists in a specific cloud and I have the IP address for all of them and I configured the hostname for all of them. How to run a command in a network of ...
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Have: HP ENVY Desktop - 750-167c - Updated to Ubuntu 16.4, Need HW support

Have: HP ENVY Desktop - 750-167c Updated to Ubuntu 16.4 Need HW support! I keep getting an "HP update drivers" box when I boot the system. I click "OK" and nothing happens other than the next time I ...
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KswapD0 use 100% CPU

After upgrde from 15.10 to 16.04, I noticed my netbook fan was constantly turning at full throtle. I checked the process mnitoor and noticed KswapD0 used 100% of one core. What is the problem ? ...
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Does Ubuntu 16.04 support intel 64 bit processers [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit LTS for a while and I'd love to try Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit LTS. In Ubuntu download page I found 64-bit ISO image as ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso, I am bit confused ...
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Installing gfortran and mpich for a new Ubuntu user

I am a long-term Mac user who is considering switching to Ubuntu. I am not a system guru. I program in fortran and mpi for cfd applications on high-performance computers. I am considering ...
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Does Ubuntu already support Intel Speed Shift?

Does Ubuntu already support Intel Speed Shift? If not, when will it support Intel Speed Shift? I'm looking forward to use it with my new Skylake Mobile CPU.
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kworker CPU hog - waking up from suspend

I have the (apparently very common) problem of 'kworker' hogging CPU usage. As mentioned here, the solution for many is identifying the problematic 'gpe'. This solution seems to apply to my situation, ...
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indicator-cpufreq frequency lost after suspension/hibernation

As the title, I'm using indicator-cpufreq to set the frequency of the CPU. It's really useful when you are on battery and you want to save some power. However, when I wake the laptop after a ...
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How to force enable Turbo Core (AMD) on Ubuntu 15.10?

I'm running a Samsung Ativ Book 9 lite with Ubuntu 15.10 installed. The processor is supposedly equivalent to an A6-1450 Temash 1.0 GHz (1.4GHz boost) The problem I'm having is that turbo mode only ...
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Monitor CPU and bandwidth usage of cpu and save to csv

I would like to monitor a specific process. I need to know timestamp, CPU usage (%) and Bandwidth (tcp upload and download in % or byte/s) of this process. I have tried something like this: ps -Ao ...
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Throttling stuck below limits on a cool cpu

This is an issue widely discussed earlier. Still, none of the suggested methods/procedures has worked for me. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, kernel 4.4.0-040400-generic on a fanless mini computer, Intel ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 unable to detect all CPUs

lscpu lists the following venki@venki-H8DCL:~$ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 12 On-line ...
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BayTrail CPU and Ubuntu 15.10

I have a machine with an Asrock q1900b-itx mobo and I'm experiencing random freezes of the system. By freeze I mean everything hangs and there is absolutely nothing that can be done except reset. I've ...
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Inspiron 15 fan doesn't work

System configuration Win10 and Xubuntu 15.04 Dual boot i5 4200U Radeon 8850M Latest BIOS from dell tlp on Xubuntu installed. No more tweaks. coretemp module was loaded fglrx is not installed Idle ...
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Reduce load average on Ubuntu 14.04

How to I reduce the average CPU load on Ubuntu 14.04? I have a low end PC and whenever I start Google Chrome the load average is at ~2,5-3 My Computer Specifications are: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU ...
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Question on Ubuntu 15.10 high CPU usage again

I have a clean installation of 15.10. Recently the system may suddenly go into high CPU usage. I tried to search the for the answer. The answer is typical to check with process is using the CPU. But ...
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Can't install software because Ubuntu thinks my Intel processor is an AMD

Today I have tried to update Chrome and also to install XnView (photo viewing software) on my desktop machine with an Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz × 4. Each time I get a message that I have ...
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In need of cpu monitoring tool that logs activity

I'm currently hosting a dedicated server that is running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64bit, recently ive been getting weird rare crashes/timeouts on my gameservers where players simply lag and then disconnect. ...
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Ubuntu not booting after upgrading RAM and cpu

I have a Ubuntu machine running on Hyper-V It is the 15.10 version 64 bit. I tried to shut it down and then upgrade it from 8 GB og ram to 16 GB and from 2 processor cores to 8. But when I turned it ...
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How to read lm-sensors on AMD FX 6300?

My FX 6300 sits on a ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 and is currently overclocked (I did the stresstesting and such on Windows to get it stable). Now I need the socket temp and the core temps so I use lm ...
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how to improve cpu usage on Ubuntu server

I have two sessions running on Ubuntu 14.0x server, and I found that my program will take too long time to be finished. I used this instruction root@ns3011857:~# top -bn1 | grep "Cpu(s)" | \ sed ...
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Randomly CPU 100% system freeze

Use Ubuntu 14.04 on DigitalOcean and sometimes my CPU go to near 100%. Reboot help me well, but this is going on 2-3 times a day and I need to fix it. How to display what and where used 100% CPU ...
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Why is XPS 13 not able to run at maximum CPU-Speed?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 an an 2015 DELL XPS (Developer Edition) and dealing with Speed-Issues, stumbled upon some strage behaviour regarding CPU-Speed. It seems, the CPU-frequency is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit is not working very well in my PC

> System: Kernel: 4.2.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Unity 7.3.3 Distro: Ubuntu 15.10 wily CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 1024 KB clock ...
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ubuntu 14.04 running slow on bootup and online

My apologizes right off is I do not know much about computers. My laptop crashed and was replaced by my sons college desktop computer that he built. we had a problem with windows XP on it and ...
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Massive throttling when switch from charger to battery on Ubuntu 15.10

When I watch a 1080p video on youtube, I got easy 60 frames/s. But when I plug out the charger the framerate drops below 20 f/s (even if battery is 100&). The governor is set to performance, but ...
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Using rdmsr and wrmsr in Ubuntu?

I have a 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Intel i5 processor, I dint find any good resources for changing the cpu voltage. I know that it is required to change some register values, but the ones I tried dint' ...
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CPU Throttling Occurring Despite No Need For It

This seems to happen in most every linux distro I try (haven't tried windows yet). I apologize in advance for the nonstandard situation in which it arose, but I will explain that after I explain the ...
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Thinkpad W510 gets slow after 5 mins of regular activity (CPU thread fully loaded)

I own a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Since I got it, I always run into this problem, especially when running Ubuntu. After starting the laptop and using Chrome or Firefox with just 4-5 tabs open and ...
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CPU frequency controll

I have a dell latitude e6410 what has i5-520M processor. It's running between 1.2-2.4 GHz. I think my turbo is switched off. How could I turn on to achive ~3 GHz? In my previous laptop I simply used ...
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Strange cpufreq scaling issues: regardless of governor, max cpufreq drops incrementally on wake

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 64bit (kernel 4.2.0) on a Lenovo y5070 with an i7-4710HQ cpu. I noticed recently (possibly after a recent dist-upgrade) that certain programs were really slow. After a ...
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How to update additional driver (Nvidia GPU and CPU)

Firstly i want my drivers up to date. So can you help me about that? And 1 more question, at CPU title we have 2 options like microwaves and do not use device. Which one i must use? I use that right ...
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Troubleshooting high Sy CPU Usage

I am running a Supermicro server with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. We have an app that is maxing out the sy cpu time, while barely touching user space. I run the same app on older hardware, with Ubuntu 12.04.4 ...
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xorg is using too much of CPU

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. xorg is using CPU too much. At normal activity it's using 50 percent of CPU. I have a hybrid graphic card and I didn't have find any solution for this. $ lspci -knn |egrep ...
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monitoring CPU time with “/proc/stat”

I must have some problems understanding "/proc/stat". In the attached calc sheet (an image in fact, because I could not add a sheet), I have recorded some collected "/proc/stat" with a 2 seconds delay ...