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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Changing Ubuntu version

So, my friend lent me his Ubuntu 12.10 boot CD, and it's the 64-bit version, but my processor is 32-bit. So, after installing, I was wondering if there's a way to install 14.04 32-bit from inside the ...
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Toshiba Satellite integrated graphics

Well, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Toshiba Satellite L750-1GN, which come with an Intel i5 2430m. The processor has an integrated graphics card, the hd 3000. But both in windows and linux this "card" ...
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Visual CPU Indicator for Trusty Tahr (with dual/multi-core support)?

A quick finger exercise with google returned the following: Cpufreq Indicator fossfreedom's fork of System Monitor Indicator, probably looking like this (non-visual) neither of which seem to be ...
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New processor woes

my motherboard is an ECS c51gm-m and the processor im trying to upgrade to is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ 2.6 GHz Processor with 1024KB L2 Cache and 64-Watt Socket AM2 (ADO5000DSWOF) by AMD ...
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Cannot load acpi_cpufreq module [closed]

I have been trying hard recently to scale my CPU Frequency from 1GHz (the current frequency) to 1.67 GHz (the maximum frequency) but it won't let me as when I execute sudo cpufreq-set -u 1.67GHz it ...
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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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Squeeking noise issue with Asus laptop. Found working solution for Windows, now how to do this on Ubunutu?

My Asus laptop makes a high pitch squeeking noise/sound. It turns out that is has something to do with the CPU and its power saving settings. I have my laptop on dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Unable to get a temperature reading from CPU [closed]

Following instructions over here, I tried to get something running to show the temperature of my AMD A6 6400K. Unfortunately, the output I get is the following: TurionPowerControl 0.44-rc2 (export) ...
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CPU fan not working in acer gateway ne56r

My laptop fan was not running in ubuntu 14.04 and hence it become heated up easily. Kindly help to get a solution for to get my laptop fan running. In windows i never had these kind of issues
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NodeJS Hangs on Ubuntu 14.04 Boot [Big CPU & Memory usage]

Node somehow hangs on Ubuntu 14.04 boot. It uses lots of CPU and RAM (Checked with Terminal -> top). I need to have root permissions to kill it and it doesn't work after the first time. Had to spam ...
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Asus G75VW cpu runs hot up to 70c, using Ubuntu

Any idea at all would be helpful. Specifications: Brand: ASUS G75 Series Model: G75VW-BBK5 CPU: Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Screen: 17.3" Memory: 32GB DDR3 Hard Disk: 120 ssd 1TB Optical Drive: ...
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kworker taking 100% of one core [duplicate]

I updated from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. I have a quad core, and one core is pegged at 100% usage because of kworker. I know that kworker generally is doing things on behalf of the kernel, but I don't ...
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Unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and it shows something like that when i boot: unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Is there something wrong with my CPU or is it sensor fault ?
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get cpu usage in command

I want get cpu usage. I used this command : top -bn1 | grep "Cpu(s)" | sed "s/.*, *\([0-9.]*\)%* id.*/\1/" | awk '{print 100 - $1}' But return 100%. I dont know what to do.
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Amilo V8210 cpu fan speed issue

I got a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V8210 with Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz × 2 and have installed Ubuntu 13.10. CPU fan issue as many others. Checked the BIOS settings, nada. BIOS is updated. ...
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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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i7 temperature too high

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and a notebook with i7 cpu. The problem is that I've 50° on cpu in idle, while in Windows I've 40°. Can you tell me why I've this problem? I've also installed nvidia proper ...
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Battery consume

i know this is a frequently asked question. After trying win 8.1 and latest opensuse i feel ubuntu 13.10 to consume much power. Lenovo B590 notebook with 1TB 5200rpm hdd, 8 gigs of ram, i5 2.5GHz ...
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How to really check current cpu Hz? [duplicate]

All programs I've tried seem to be listing Hz from cpu's specifications not actually checking what the current Hz really is. for example a processor is marketed with 4GHz.But this is the max (unless ...
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Overheating, faulty laptop - How to prevent overheating?

I have a problem with my laptop. It overheats. In Windows 7 I use 80% Maximum Power State under power options to workaround the issue. Is there a similar solution available for Ubuntu? Can I set my ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 CPU1 usage over 75% and other core 20% [duplicate]

Ok i'm on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and while doing nothing i can see from System monitor that CPU1 has a 75%+ of load meanwhile the other core stayat 20%...sometimes they go up but not for too long...What ...
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Is this CPU usage for TeamViewer on Ubuntu normal? If so, are there any better options?

This image was taken while logged in remotely via TeamViewer to my workstation. There are four TeamViewer_Desktop processes open (why?), two of them taking a large amount of CPU (why?). I tried ...
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high CPU usage on Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus k53s notebook. Processor is Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 5.7 GiB RAM. The CPU usage gets very high after a while, specially when using internet. ...
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How to find out which service uses a certain CPU core?

How can I find out which process/application uses Core number 4? As I saw in Htop there isn't any application which uses high CPU, but still my fan is running "wild" and also the CPU graphic in Htop ...
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What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
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Banshee CPU usage > 100%

Banshee CPU usage peaks and maintains >= 100% (according to htop) when I do simple, nontrivial things. Even deleting files via Banshee results in >= 100% CPU usage. I have tried several ...
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apt-build on ubuntu, if I change processor will give problem?

I installed apt-build on Ubuntu, it is a program that compiles and installs programs. It compiles optimally for the user processor and this makes programs run quickly. But I thought what if I change ...
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Changing cpu from intel to amd

I currently have two computers using ubuntu, I want to switch the hard drives of the two so the one I use more has more space. My problem is one of my computers has a intel cpu and one has a amd CPU, ...
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How to enable cpuset on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have set up CPU sets with cset in Ubuntu 12.04, but they are not respected. Processes just use all the CPU they can, no matter what set they are assigned to. It seems that cpuset is not enabled. ...
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Lubuntu Task Manager always shows CPU usage at 100% even at idle

Is there a way to find out what application is causing the high CPU? Top shows nothing eating up the CPU. Even at idle my CPU is at 100%. Never changes. Never goes down. Always at 100% no matter what. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM ...
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F2A85V-PRO motherboard with AMD A10-5800K processor issue with linux systems [closed]

Since I bought my new machine - F2A85-V PRO motherboard, AMD A10-5800K processor and 16GB CORSAIR RAM, Im facing problems with installing every x64 based linux distribution. But not only installing. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gnome system monitor high cpu usage

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I tried to install numerous times, but always removed it because of loud fan noise. Me and my Bro have the same Notebook, a HP Compaq 615, and what grabbed my attention ...
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How can I see my System details in a Graphical way? (in Lubuntu)

I am new to LUbuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties, I see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. What are the equivalents of these features in LUbuntu, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - fuser high cpu

The problem is fuser high cpu and server load high. root 20 0 7580 840 692 D 10 0.0 0:00.31 fuser 16061 root 20 0 7580 844 692 D 10 0.0 0:00.31 fuser 16062 root ...
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Processor Tunable status according to Powertop

I am absolutely new to the LINUX platform, since I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 from Windows8. I installed powertop so that I could assess my processor. The Tunables window of the output returned by ...
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How can I add the current CPU usage to my menu bar as a percentage?

I'm used to OS X and I use MenuMeters in my menu bar to monitor CPU usage as a percentage and memory as used/free totals. I really want to add this functionality in Ubuntu as I'm using it for ...
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safe to use Cpufreq

I have a hp pavilion dv5220us with a dual core T2050 (1.6Ghz , 2M L2 Cache , 533mhz Fsb.). I was womdering if it is safe to use CPU freq. the applet for Ubuntu 12.04.
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ubuntu black screen appears

I am using ubuntu 12.4 in that we have installed 2Gb RAM dual core processor I have installed some of the software like eclipse , SQL . while using these software's few seconds screen goes into black ...
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Can't scale frequencies, always jumps to lowest

The title pretty much explains it. I know this is not a hardware issue. CPU is an Intel Core Duo Output of cpufreq-info: cpufrequtils 008: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004-2009 Report errors ...
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How do I use all available hardware resource in my Intel® Core™ i7-3517U?

My sony vaio has a processor model: Intel® Core™ i7-3517U It appears to me as being 4 cores but it does not show the threads. What is wrong? How could I fix it? How can I access that information? I ...
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How many physical processors does ubuntu support? [duplicate]

How many physical processors does ubuntu support? I have a 4 socket server mainboard with 4 dual core AMD Opterons. Will Ubuntu support all 8 processors. I also have plans to upgrade to 6 core ...
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Set A Lower P-State For My CPU (Underclocking)

In Windows 8 you can set a max/min cpu speed percentage allowing you to use your cpu at a lower or higher P-State. For example, my cpu has a default speed of 2.3ghz (turbo 3.2ghz), however using the ...
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Why my CPU of 2.1GHz clocks at 800mhz in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've a problem with my notebook DELL INSPIRON 1720. This notebook have a CPU Intel t8100 2.1GHz and it doesn't work perfectly. It works at 800MHz stable, like in power-safe. But when I change the ...
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Stop cpu from overheating

When running intensive apps like blender my CPU can get up to 80.C I can manually underclock the CPU from the BIOS but I would like to have my pc detect when the CPU temp gets too high and slow things ...
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cpu load not distributed over cores

Under heavy task it seems the cpu load is not spread accross all available cores and fan is triggered wile I am waiting for the opération to perform... Looking at the CPU monitor one CPU is 100% when ...
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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?