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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Proprietary Intel driver for processor microcode firmware seems to disable overclocking

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus B85M-G motherboard with G3258 CPU. This CPU has good overclocking possibilities and I was able to overclock it without hassle. Due to minor issues with hibernation and ...
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why does /proc/cpuinfo show a single processor on the BQ Aquaris phone?

phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 2072.57 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 tls ...
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ffmpeg and libx264: Extremely high CPU temperature

Ahoy there! I turned my previous gaming rig into an Ubuntu Server 14.04 a year ago, and have been using it as a private nginx-rtmp live streaming server. Today I started to dabble with ffmpeg for ...
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CPU usage becomes extremely high after opening laptop lid after upgrading to kernel 3.19

So I recently upgraded my kernel to 3.19, and now, whenever I close my laptop's lid and re-open it, the CPU usage will spike to ~75% on all four cores of my CPU. However, Activity Monitor doesn't list ...
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Ubuntu not recognizing all CPU cores

I'm not new to Linux but I'm not an expert either, so bear with me if this is a stupid question. We're running Ubuntu 14.04.2 from a live session USB to test out a new dual CPU workstation. It has ...
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What is causing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro to have high CPU usage?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 10,1. However, after installing, the kworker process consumes over 90% of CPU usage. I tried the following: (Suggested in this answer) Execute grep . -r ...
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CPU usage spikes to 75% and stay there after resuming from sleep mode?

So I recently upgraded my kernel to 3.19 (as part of a failed GNOME install that I have since undone), and now, whenever I close my laptop's lid and reopen it, CPU usage will spike after to minute or ...
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15.04 Only Boots in Recovery Mode After CPU Change

I moved from an FX-6300 to an i5-4690k so I could have an ITX-size computer, and transplanted both the hard drive and the GPU. Gnome wasn't very happy about this, so now when I try to boot normally, ...
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Check CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu [duplicate]

Tell me please which are the best ways to check the temperature of the CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu? It would be better if the applications could even tell me which are the normal ...
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High CPU usage while playing Flash and using Jupiter

Hi guys from what I see by Googling around it's a common problem but somehow all the threads I've seen end in "Oooo Flash is terrible" and the post dies there. I'm experiencing a very high CPU usage ...
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How can I set the CPU frequency to always stay at its maximum?

Since I mostly use my laptop as a desktop, I'm trying to set its CPU to its maximum frequency. The CPU is an Intel Core i5-3337U (dual-core with Hyper-Threading), which caps at 2.5GHz (with 2 active ...
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Why is my Ubuntu running so slow?

AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2 4GB Memory (3.5 Usable) Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM 64 Bit I know I have a slow processor but that shouldn't make my system run as slow as it is, even If I ...
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CPU benchmarking utility for Linux

I am looking for a utility that will benchmark CPU performance under single and multi threaded instances. At present I have an old rig with a dual core CPU (E7500) at 3.6 Ghz and I am looking at ...
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High System Load, Low CPU/RAM Utilization on Ubuntu 15.04

not really a system administrator here but really trying to just set up a server (a rented VDS, really) for some friends. I recently transferred basically game servers/MySQL/web sites over from one ...
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PCManFM and Nautilus 100% CPU usage

PCManFM and Nautilus take 100% of CPU (each one about 50%) I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with lubuntu-desktop. Note that at start, Nautilus doesn't take anything, but takes 50% all the time once a window ...
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High CPU by Firefox

For some days, Firefox has been consuming high CPU percentage while simply loading pages. It drops down otherwise. It often crosses 100% and even goes beyond upto 150% sometimes(!). I ran Firefox in ...
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Dell D630 T7100 only 3 CPU Freq Steps

In my Dell D630 with a T7100 CPU i only get 3 FREQ-Steps : 800 Mhz, 1,2 GHz, 1,8 GHz but i want more as my other device with a T8300. How can i change it ? I want to have 400 MHz , 600 MHz, 800 MHz, ...
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14.04, I have Disabled CPU throttling, but installing Atlas says: “CPU Throttling apparently enabled”

My PC is using ubuntu 14.04, and I need install Atlas. Atlas says: it need to disable CPU throttling, I have done the job to disable it. cat ...
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My cpu slows down after a while and does not recover

Sometimes, and I can't reproduce it (but it happens often enough - a few times a week at least) my cpu slows down below its prescribed minimum. This is an example cpufreq-info output from a minute ...
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lightdm using too much of CPU resources

I am using ubuntu 12.04. The lightdm is taking too much amount CPU constantly. I have tried restarting the system many times, but no use. Please help. lightdm version : 1.2.3 Thanks Saravanan
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Whats the meaning of CPU% for each process in top command?

I was running some heavy processes inside a VM and then I used top command to see how much loaded the system is. Overall CPU showed 29% while CPU% for qemu showed 133%. %CPU definition from top man ...
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Kworker, what is it and why is it hogging so much CPU?

I recently upgraded to the Kubuntu Natty Beta 1 and I've been having a lot of issues with the process kworker. At moments it uses almost half my CPU. Also, strangely enough it seems to affect my USB ...
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CPU number differs in 'About this computer' and /cpu/cpuinfo

Question: I'd like to ask what may cause that there are two different informations about the number of processors. See the reports below. System dialog: If open the System settings/Details tab ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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Problem with CPUPower

I have set my CPU frequency to min and max, but when my laptop is plugged to the adapter it changes it automatically the min and max frequency to the maximum CPU frequency (2.2Ghz). When it is ...
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Why aren't all of my CPU cores always detected in ubuntu 14.04 with an Intel Core Duo 2 CPU?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. Computer model: iMac Late 2009 ( ...
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How to disable cpu frequency scaling on MacBook Air

I am having problems disabling CPU frequency scaling on a MacBook Air 6,1 (dual core 1.4 GHz i5-4260U with hyperthreading) laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I need to disable the frequency scaling to install ...
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A weird driver appeared after upgrade to 15.04

In English this sounds something like this: Unknown: Unknown This device is not working Using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from intel-microcode (proprietary) ...
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Ubuntu crashes frequently

I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64-bit OS. Initially everything worked really well. However for the last couple of weeks Ubuntu started behaving crazy. The transition from good to ...
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CPU temperature monitor for 14.04LTS?

Is there a way to configure psensor so the temperatures read out in real time in the panel so it could be read at a glance? So far, in order to read the temperature I have to click on the applet ...
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CPU frequency control

I have a kubuntu 14.04 with the latest HWE kernel (3.16.0-31-generic), and a Xeon 1246v3 processor (which is basically an i7 4770 with ecc support). The processor has base frequency of 3.5 ghz, and ...
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Pin virtualbox to core(s) on precise pangolin (12.04)

I'm trying to pin VirtualBox to a few cores with taskset like so: /usr/bin/taskset -c 1-3 VirtualBox &; disown But the taskset has no effect. I have verified that taskset works with processes ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of windows 8 processor power management and system cooling policy?

what is the equivalent in Ubuntu of processor power management and system cooling policy that you would find in windows 8 ? thanks
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What causes high CPU usage by mount.ntfs?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. mount.ntfs use high CPU--40%. I have Intel Core i5-3210M. Why is this happening? lsblk: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 465.8G ...
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Will replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu limit processor fearures?

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 and am intending to replace the pre-installed Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Will I be able to make use of processor technologies, such as Hyperthreading, VT-x etc., ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 CPU performance on battery

I recently purchased a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu (i5 5200U CPU @2.7GHz) and I detected that system works slow on battery mode. cpufreq-info says: ... analyzing CPU 0: driver: acpi-cpufreq CPUs ...
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When I run lscpu, then what does “Stepping” mean?

I understand other machine characteristics but the meaning of "stepping" is still not clear to me. Is this perhaps related to Speedstep?
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Machine Check error using Nvidia drivers on 15.04

Hwæt, Hardware specs: CPU: AMD FX 8350 8-core GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 A few weeks ago, under Trusty Tahr, I started having graphics problems. Several bad ...
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Any way to check the clock speed of my processor?

Is there any way to check at which clock speed my processor is running? I have already tried cat /proc/cpuinfo but the clock speed I'm running isn't showing. I know Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) ...
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Firefox eventually for no aparent reason consumes all CPU and RAM and grinds to a halt pulling my computer along with it

I now use Firefox as my default browser and have found that after having it up and running for several hours, that it starts to use up more and more of my CPU and RAM, and this does not appear to have ...
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indicator-cpufreq disappearing from top bar

When I run indicator-cpufreq it shows the icon but when I leave the terminal it removes it. How can I make it permanent ?
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How to make cpupower not reset after each restart?

I use this command sudo cpupower frequency-set -u 1.5G To make the max CPU frequency to 1.5GHz but after restart it sets it back to default. How can I set this at boot ?
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Disabling Intel Turbo Boost in ubuntu

I'm new to Ubuntu and want to disable the turbo boost. I tried with cpufreq but i cant get it to work. is there any other way to do it. In windows it was as easy as changing the CPU speed from 100 ...
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14.04 - How to use integrated CPU graphics with NVIDIA driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and am having some graphics troubles. Basically, what I want to do is have the NVIDIA driver installed, while still use CPU graphics for the display, and have my NVIDIA ...
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CPU frequency limit to 2000 on battery

I want set frequency to 2100 in battery mode but it have limit to 2000. I ran tlp ac and change CPU frequency with indicator-cpufreq to 2100 (and also check Performance) then check frequency with ...
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Why Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-15 is using significantly more power?

I've recently upgraded to 15.04 and immediately noticed significantly faster battery depletion and warmer case. My MacBook Air 6,2 would easily hold 10-12 hours on battery power with Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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Is there an Ubuntu alternative for CPU core parking manager

Is there a Ubuntu alternative for CPU core parking manager (for windows) http://coderbag.com/Programming-C/CPU-core-parking-manager ? For my OpenGL app some CPUs will try to throttle and then start ...
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temperatures files location

i want to know how to see temperature files in my Ubuntu system. I want to see the temperatures of cpu, graphics card, cheapset, etc. I know that they are somewhere on sys/class/(some people say at ...
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Process can not get more than 30% CPU

I'm running a program that is known to be CPU time consuming, but it can not get more than 30% for me which causes issues and crashes. Does anyone have an idea on maybe some parameters limiting the ...