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 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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100% I/O usage due to jbd2

I have 14.04 Beta 2 64-bit and Intel i7 Processor with 2.2Ghz clock, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB Harddrive. After using Ubuntu for some time, everything goes so slow and I cannot even move my USB mouse ...
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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 Problem with 13.10 VMware Player Appliance

I have mounted a 64-bit Ubuntu .iso onto a VMware Player virtual machine, but it came up with a messsage saying my host is unable to run 64-bit guest OS-es. I have checked this issue with the VMware ...
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Heavy CPU usage with LTspice on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit

I currently have LTspice IV installed on my ubuntu 12.04 32 bit machine through wine. I have no major problems running the actual software, but the thing that worries me is how much CPU power the ...
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Making CPU online doesn't work (armv71)?

I am trying to turn CPU status to online, but it doesn't seem to work. I run this: echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/online Here is what I get when I run lscpu: Architecture: ...
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How do sensors-indicator colors work?

I have been using lm-sensors for a while now, and decided to try sensors-indicator not to enter the command manually on Terminal each time I want to take a quick look at my laptop's temperature. My ...
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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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Most lightweight version of Ubuntu?

I'm trying to run a webserver backbone at home, currently what I now need to do is setup the fileservers. I don't have much money so I'm using 4 scrapped Apple TV's (1st Gen) I found. According to ...
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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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Xorg High CPU When Redrawing

For about the past week or so, xorg has been going crazy whenever the screen updates, for example scrolling a webpage, or just moving a window around. I can hear the fan turn up, and there is a huge ...
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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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Laptop with Battery is faster than Power Connection at Ubuntu 13.04

Recently, I found a very strange phenomenon on my laptop. When the laptop is plug-in the power, then the CPUs work slowly, but when it is unplugged, i.e. it works with battery, then the CPUs work with ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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 ...