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System moniter incorectly shows CPU constantly on 100%,

Running absolutely nothing, my system monitor states that all four cores of my AMD Phenom II 945 are at 100%, although no individual process can be traced to cause this. At most, Firefox takes 4% of ...
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Why is system monitor hogging CPU?

I had nothing better to do last night than stare at my system monitor. As I was engaged in this activity, I became concerned that my CPU usage was nearing 50 or 60 percent, even though I was doing ...
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Is there an application indicator for CPU usage by core?

I love System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload), but it doesn't reflect the usage of the individual CPU cores, just the overall CPU usage. Sometimes I'll have an application max out a single core ...
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Why does Gnome System monitor never tell me what process is actually using the CPU?

I have an applet in my Gnome Panel which shows me the current load of my CPU. This is important on my laptop because it's a slightly older machine, and so knowing when I should let it finish one task ...
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How can I view the load average over a shorter time period?

uptime reports load averages over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes. How can I view the load average over the last 10 seconds?
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Why % CPU doesn't add up to 100?

Why doesn't the "% CPU" in System Monitor add up to 100? (% CPU is the third column on the following screenshot)