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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How to find CPU shutdown temperature? (Think it's called TJMax, maybe not though…)

In Windows there is a program called CPU Temp which shows various CPU temperatures, one which being the temperature at which point the computer will shut down to prevent damage to the CPU. I have a ...
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How do I Manually Limit CPU Usage? [duplicate]

I have an old laptop prone to overheating and a good solution I found was limiting it's CPU usage to below 50%. On Windows, I can do this by changing the power plan I am currently using, and altering ...
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cpu power mode occasionally changing to performance

The CPU power mode is occasionally changing to performance which causes my laptop to overheat and shutdown :( Is there any way to prevent that?
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“Kernel requires x86-64 CPU, but only detects i686” in an Intel Intel Core i7-2600k?

I have a VM installed in my windows 7 PC, and I want to install an Ubuntu 13.04 on it, as a new virtual disk. I have this machine: Intel Core i7-2600k CPU @ 3.40Ghz - 8 GB RAM - 64 bit operating ...
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CPU frequency scaling on Ubuntu and Windows

Linux reports my CPU's maximum frequency as 2.40 GHz and min as 1.2 GHz. Windows 8's Task Manager shows the CPU frequency going above 3.0 GHz or below 1.0 GHz on occasion, according to usage. This is ...
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Incorrect CPU clock speed?

I have recently purchased a new laptop, and installed Ubuntu. It uses an AMD A8-4500M processor, which, according to the link below, should have a clock speed of 1900-2800 mhz. ...
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Fan Speed due to CLI at boot

I am having dell inspiron N5010, today for the first time i pressed c at the time of choosing OS, it enters into cli mode grub, then i just exited and booted normally , what exactly i felt after ...
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How to configure cgminer to mine with the CPU?

I installed the cgminer to try to get into a bitcoin mining pool, but I have no GPU. I know that mining with the CPU is not very eficient, but I want to know how to configure cgminer to mine with the ...
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Can't Boot An Intel Equipped Laptop From the Burned ISO For 13.10 ISP (X386)

Keep getting an error message that "This kernel requires the following features not present on this CPU: pae". I'm running an Intel Pentium M 2.0 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM on a 60 GB hard drive. This is ...
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Corsair Hydro i series cpu cooler fan control

I have been toying with the idea of a Corsair h80i for my dual boot system (win7/U12.10) and mostly use it in ubuntu. I have done some research on the interweb regarding fan control in linux and ...
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Which ubuntu 12.04.3 is best for Device lc2430i ? [duplicate]

Which Ubuntu version should I download for new Linux-certified laptop ? Device Name: lc2430i MEMORY: 3.8GiB Processor:3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHZ X 4 (3MB L3Cache,2C+HT) OS TYPE: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't recgonize m CPU correctly

My computer is running ubuntu 12.04 (64bit), and I have a AMD Athlon(tm) X4 760K Quad Core Processor which is about 3.8ghz (and an Radeon HD 7770 GPU). Yet, when I type in cat /proc/cpuinfo - I get: ...
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Intel TurboBoost not working under 12.04 LTS

Please help me someone :) My notebook has Intel core i5 3337U CPU with Intel turbo boost. Under 12.04 the turbo boost is not working properly. It's frequency maximum is 1.8Ghz but the CPU can run ...
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Display clock frequency per core using Conky [duplicate]

I am using Conky to display a lot of information of my system. I managed to display the load percentage per core. But I do not know how to display the clock frequency of each core. What I have now is: ...
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cpu requirements for the desktop ubuntu [duplicate]

i have a intel celeron cpu 900 @ 2.20GHZ 2.19 GHz can this handle the desktop for ubuntu ive downloaded the 32 bit due to the 2gig ram and tried to run it on virtualbox first time did not work now i ...
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Cannot Upgrade From 11.10 for My SAMSUNG X05 LAPTOP [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 11.10 desktop, my SAMSUNG X05 LAPTOP work perfectly now. But while what to upgrade to 12.4 LTS or 13, it tell me that my features not supported by the CPU, and cannot install. Does ...
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TOSHIBA Satellite U400 kernel 3.10 3.11 3.12 cpu fan

After switching to any kernel above 3.9.11 my cpu cooler acts like cpu was overheating, it spins all the time trying to cool down processor even if it's below 50 Celcius. I don't think it's the distro ...
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Weird System performance

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04. My CPU seems to be going from 70 to 30 every 5 seconds or so. Same for the wireless. Weird stuff going on
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Lenovo B590 shuts down unexpectedly

This seems like a duplicate but it is not. I have a Lenovo b590 which I bought 1 month ago. Yesterday, it started shutting down, At first, I thought it would be a software issue and I installed Ubuntu ...
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What temperature is considered bad for my processor? [closed]

I am using the unity Temperature sensor and I have an Intel® Core™2 CPU 4400. If you need more info I would be happy to include more details about my PC that could help. Thanks
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High CPU Usage Causes Server Power Off

My first post here, so apologies if anything is missing. I currently have an Ubuntu hosted VPS, which periodically runs a PHP script which does a lot of regex processing and interaction with a local ...
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What is vPro, is it Linux compatible?

I saw that some of the Lenovo laptops have "vPro" processors, which enable special management features: ...
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How to restore the cpu frequency defaults or to align the frequency at will?

I really new at ubuntu and linux so i am not capable of understand the following: usage: update-rc.d [-n] [-f] <basename> remove update-rc.d [-n] <basename> defaults [NN | ...
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Sony Vaio VPC-EC Series, CPU Temperature very high.

I know this has been asked quite a few times before, but after some intense research I still could not fix my CPU problems. I'm running Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio from the VPC-EC series. Under windows 7 ...
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Why does CPU usage spike just when Transmission is finishing a download?

I noticed this when I was watching a video and it started lagging just before until shortly after a download finished. The second time I monitored it using top and the cpu rises above 100%. My ...
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How to resolve excessive CPU usage?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my brand new notebook and PU usage is insane. I'm a new Linux user. Can somebody help me? Specs and system monitor:
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Which file is called or event is fired when we plug-in / plug-out power supply to the laptop?

Everytime I plug-in or plug-out powersupply the CPU frequency is changed to 'powersave' which results in reduced efficiency. I need to be on 'performance' all the time. I've made a small java utility ...
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How to log and export CPU Usage over time?

I am currently doing a project at school about sound proofing a PC Case and need a way to log the CPU load, so that I can graph it against sound and temperature of the case. I am very new to using ...
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High CPU usage even when no application is running(Desktop)

I always have high CPU usage in Ubuntu in every version of it that I have used. I have been using Ubuntu from 10.04 version. My CPU usage even at idle is more than 30% for each core(unlike Windows 7 ...
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How to use cgroup in ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to learn how cgroup works on Ubuntu and seems that cgroup doesn't work in Ubuntu 13.04. I am using the answer to this question How to set cpu limit for given process permanently. Cpulimit ...
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How do I find out if one should install a *-microcode package?

Generally speaking, without telling what particular CPU's my systems may have... Let's suppose one owns several processors produced by various vendors and age. How does one learn, if it would be ...
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Mysql processes with high CPU usage

Mysql server is consuming very high values (80-120%) every few seconds (once every 5-10 sec), is that usual? Mysql processlist is not big at all, I don't use to see more than 3 queries simultaneously. ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, odd whining/humming coming from left side of MBP (2,2)

I have been searching for a similar issue to mine, but unfortunately haven't found anything. Anyhow, this week I installed 12.04 on my 2006 MBP (2,2). Pretty much everything seems to work OK, but ...
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is it true that Chromium uses more cpu than firefox? [closed]

Hi I was a firefox user but I switched to Chromium a while ago and I feel like Chrome uses uses more cpu browsing the web than firefox... I have this psensor app installed on my ubuntu 12.10 which I ...
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Measuring load - %CPU in top is different than %us on server running tomcat

When I run TOP on a remote server, I see a very small system utilization (3.8%us). However, for the actual process I am seeing 29.6% of the CPU. Since this server has 8 CPU cores, is the %CPU the ...
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mount.ntfs taking up 99% of cpu [closed]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows with WUBI, version 12.04, and have been recently running into some issues. Every once in a while, I run top and see that mount.ntfs is taking up all of my cpu. It is ...
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Permanently change maximum CPU frequency

So far I've found temporary solution for my problem at Maximum CPU frequency stuck at low value, but the question that I have is how to make it permanent. Right after reboot, frequencies are set back ...
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Hyperthreading on 32-bit but not on 64-bit?

I have a strange situation. I have two computers with identical hardware, both Core i5, exactly the same model. The only difference is the OS, one has 12.04 32-bit and the other one has 12.04 64-bit. ...
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sensors-detect didn't detect CPU sensor

I'm trying to get my sensors to work as per the how to, but nothing shows. The 500 lines of my results of running sensors-detect and lshw and so forth are here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5993742/ I'm ...
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Xorg/Compiz is using massive amounts of CPU. What to do?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to figure out what is causing my Xorg and Compiz to frequently come close to maxing out my CPU usage for weeks now. Essentially, during normal use, both ...
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lowering CPU load average, Kubuntu 12.04

I've got a question about lowering CPU loads, if I understand correctly when I issue the 'uptime' command I get 3 values representing 5, 10 and 15 minutes of average CPU load. My current stats are ...
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Ubuntu vm doesn't detect newly added cores (Proxmox)

My virtual Ubuntu vm used to have two sockets with two cores each and I recently increased it to 3x2 cores so 6 cores total, but Ubuntu doesn't seem to pick up the two newly added cores. Is there any ...
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Overclocked CPU speed not detected in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a stable overclock that I have been running since Ubuntu 12.04. However, after upgrading to 13.04, the available frequencies only includes up to my stock speed as per: cat ...
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Running Ubuntu on PC- A Couple of Questions?

I am currently thinking about buying a new laptop, and I want to buy a PC for its good price to hardware ratio and run Ubuntu on it because I do a lot of app and web development work. My questions ...
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Machine stops running randomly

I recently installed Linux MINT 15 64bit as a guest in a UBUNTU 12.04 LTS host. Everything is working just fine, except that the complete machine turns off completely (the host, physical machine) and ...
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12.04 gvfs-afc-volume CPU usage high, no iphone

I've notice many people reporting this problem and I'm suffering from it too on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using GVFS for android support, but I rarely connect to any GVFS devices yet this problem appears all ...
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Mysterious Laptop Problems

I have been an ubuntu user for a little over a year now, I love it. My problem is that my laptop, Lenovo G560 pentium 2.0ghz 4gb ram, is randomly slowing and closing programs (Ubuntu has encountered ...
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CPU overheating (Acer 4730z + Ubuntu 12.10)

After using the pre-installed Windows Vista on my Acer Aspire 4730z for over 4 years, I decided to switch to Ubuntu. I installed a brand new SSD with Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to 12.10. ...
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high CPU load all the time

Simply, My PC is Crap, it has Pentium 4 3GHz 2MB Cache CPU with Intel graphics G31/G33 and 1GB RAM on normal work, such as using firefox, the CPU use is more than 50%, and if i opened more than 5 ...
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Is there a way to get some notification if my ubuntu 12.04 uses 90% of CPU

Now a days, My computer is getting stuck as I m running lot of programs.What I need is a some kind of notification when processes become 90% or so.