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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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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which is the best ubuntu for intel atom processor [duplicate]

Which is the best Ubuntu for Intel Atom powered notebooks? I have already tried 13.04 but that did not work. please help.
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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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Logical / Physical processors supported [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me the maximum number of logical as well as the maximum number of physical processors supported in the latest release of Ubuntu? In the documentation online, I've found the 8 ...
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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.
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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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Ubuntu running slow and laggy [duplicate]

My Ubuntu has been running pretty slow, but I don't know why. I have the latest updates and all. I installed Ubuntu i368 on a AMD processor does that effect the speed? Thank you.
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How to automatically slow CPU instead of starting fans?

In Windows' power options, you had the ability to configure your system to use either 'active' or 'passive' cooling schemes. In the 'active' scheme, the fans would start running faster as the CPU got ...
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AMD FX CPU drivers/patch

I am using Ubuntu since 2009 on notebooks with Intel CPUs. However now, that I am using AMD's FX 6300, I am interested in knowing if there exists anything from Ubuntu (specifically any kernel ...
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htop showing duplicate applications with very odd bizarre results upwards of 20,30,40 or more, see screen grab

I have attached screen shots of htop and it's bizarre results. Can anyone explain what is happening here? It shows this new copy.com app taking up like 500% of my memory if you count it up.
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Acer TimelineX 4820TG fan speed out of controll after install Ubuntu 12.04

Laptop Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Despite some small bugs the machine runs fantastic with this software. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 the cooling fan runs ...
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Dropbox very high CPU usage without any actual data transfer

The Dropbox process constantly clocks more than 50% CPU usage sometimes going up to the higher 80s and 90s. At the same time it does not even upload/download the files it is supposed to. The progress ...
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What is hammering the CPU when top is not running?

On Kubuntu 12.10 I can see with the KDE System Monitor Plasmoid that the CPU usage is fluctuating between 60% - 90% on both cores. As soon as I open top it goes down to 3% - 10%. I thought that the ...
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How to troubleshoot high cpu problems related to postgres and postmaster service?

I'm using an open source(RHCE 6.2) based machine running SIEM software , when i do the top command i see postgress postmaster both eating 96% of cpu usage? Is there a way to pin-point or see ...
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Why is the Intel Turbo Boost Mode not running at maximum speed?

I tested CPU frequencies with either the Intel tool i7z and turbostat from the linux-tools package (sudo modprobe msr, sudo turbostat) and what I find as maximum frequencies for two different ...
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high cpu linked to unresponsive websites?

I have two websites on an ubuntu server. None of them are responding when I try to access them on a browser. So I sshed into my ubuntu server and ran the top command. I noticed that three processes ...
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Maximum CPU frequency stuck at low value

I have observed a problem with Ubuntu 13.04. The problem was not there on 11.10 I used earlier. The maximum CPU frequency is stuck at 2GHzon my Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz (Dell Lattitude ...
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CPU Upgrade Issue

Is it possible to upgrade CPU (ex: from AMD Athlon II X2 to Phenom II X4) without any problems? I means just replacing the old cpu with new cpu at same socket and booting ubuntu with any problems or ...
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is intel turbo-boost option good for life-time?

here is intel-core-i-7 with 2.8 Ghz resp. 3.5 Ghz as turbo-boost option. with this question I refer to this link: Does Intel turbo boost work in Ubuntu? Is option of turbo-boost not harming the ...
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High CPU temperature when using GNOME

I have ASUS Extensa 4220 laptop.If I install Kubuntu (any KDE-based), then the CPU temperature looks normal for a long time (now it is 74 degree Celsius). But when I install GNOME-based distros, then ...
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Taking The Cores Offline

I have Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz × 8 process which has 4 physical cores and 4 logical cores. Most of the time i been on AskUbuntu, Watching videos, Basically no processor hungry ...
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Ubuntu Compatibility

I'm in the process of building a computer for a customer who has requested Ubuntu 13.04 to be installed could someone tell me if the following components are compatible. CPU: Pentium G2020 ...
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Should I install amd64-microcode? [closed]

This is my system: AMD Phenom II x4 960T (unlocked to 6 cores) 8GB 1066 DDR2 RAM Gigabyte Radeon HD6670 1GB DDR3 (AMD Catalyst 13.4 propriety driver) Ubuntu 13.04 at 1920x1080 60Hz Dual boot with ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 only detects one of my processors

processor : 0 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 18 model : 1 model name : AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics stepping : 0 microcode : 0x3000027 cpu MHz : 2781.169 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 ram and CPU maximum support? [closed]

I'm learning about ubuntu, but I do not know the ubuntu 13.04 Ram and CPU support up to how much??? hope you help me
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Why does CPU usage spikes to 90% and more after wake from suspend on Ubuntu 13.04?

On an Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbunutu (not CROUTON) I noticed a problem after moving to 13.04. If I put the system to sleep and then wake it up both CPU cores spike to 90%+ usage. Soon after ...
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rhythmbox-metadata uses 100% cpu

Everytime I start rhythm box the process rhythmbox-metadata starts up and uses 100% cpu on one core, causing the computer to heat up and the fans to start rotating hard. I have an external drive with ...
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Which ubuntu Version should I install In this Processor type ? AMD64 or x86_64 [duplicate]

root@cmovel-lb01:~# lscpu Architecture: x86_64 >>>>>> CPU op-mode(s): 64-bit CPU(s): 4 Thread(s) per core: 1 Core(s) per socket: 4 CPU ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - High temperature [duplicate]

I've always used Ubuntu. I installed the version (13.04) and I have a problem: the CPU's temperature is high also in normal condition. This is the response of lm-sensors: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 detects only 2 out of 4 cores

I have just installed and updated ubuntu desktop 13.04 64-bit (3.8.0-19-generic ). I have AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor with 4 cores, but the cpuinfo shows only 2 cores avaible. How can I enable ...
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Does using 2 OSs affect CPU speed?

I have windows 7 already installed on my laptop and I would like to know if installing ubuntu as well would affect my processor's speed. Here are the specs for the processor: ...
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8 CPU and one is at ~100% all the time

With : Ubuntu Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-29-generic Intel® Core™ i7-3635QM CPU @ 2.40GHz × 8 The first CPU is always at ~70%-100% with nothing big running and it is making ...
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How to Limit the CPU usage for a process and its Children wether there is another process demands resources or not

i was wondering about something like CPUlimit to limit the process CPU usage but i am aiming to apply the same percentage of usage for its children processes too automatically without adding them ...
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Minimum and maximum cpu frequency are equal

I just noticed my laptop stared working considerably slower. I am using an updated 13.04, though the issue did not start right after the upgrade. After tracking down the issue I noticed that both ...
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Which is the correct ISO file to download Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor? [duplicate]

The Ubuntu website automatically downloads an ISO file with the -amd64.iso suffix. I see no option to download one for an Intel processor. I don't know if it even matters or if this -amd64.iso is ...
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Overheating problem on Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu to 13.04. Since this time I have overheating problems with CPU and graphic card. I also can't use fglrx drivers, because Ubuntu does not work properly, so I use the ...
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Is there something Limits the CPU usage for a process and its Children [duplicate]

i was wondering about something like CPUlimit to limit the process CPU usage but i am aiming to apply the same percentage of usage for its children processes too automatically without adding them ...
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How do I enable hyperthreading in a Intel Xeon E5-2407?

We have the following CPU that supports hyper-threading. Though Ubuntu doesn't recognize that each core supports 4 threads. Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2407 http://ark.intel.com/products/64614/ The ...
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How to investigate scheduler issues?

I have a server process that should runs multiple threads at close to 100%, each on its own CPU. When I run the process on a RHEL box, the CPUs in question appear to stay pegged at 100%, according to ...
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Ubunut 12.10 64 bit using 100% CPU

Configuration Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) i3 Processor Ruby 1.9.3 Java openjdk(6 or 7) Any ruby or java command using 100% CPU. It works perfectly fine with ubuntu 10 or 11 (32 bit).
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ubuntu 12.10 64-bit consuming 100% cpu power and high battery

I am new linux user, installed ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) from wubi (getting boot option (windows7/ubuntu). But after opening ubuntu, laptop gets heat up, fan running very fast and performance is very ...
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Xorg and compiz using 20% of CPU

I'm not doing anything in particular but Xorg is currently using 8-15% of my CPU and Compiz is using 5-15% as well. I have 4 virtual desktops (aka workspaces) and like 10 windows open but I see no ...
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AMD Athlon II x2 270 performance

I want to buy a new PC. I want to know how does this CPU works fine on Ubuntu. It's an AMD Athlon II x2 270. I'm not asking for a review. I just want to know if it works fine on Ubuntu, because I've ...
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CPU fan kicks in to full gear when i try to install ubuntu 12.10 or LTS

Whenever I try to install (DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS 7) both versions of Ubuntu desktop on my PC the CPU fan starts spinning so fast that I couldn't even go through the installation for fear of my CPU ...
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Difference between core temp and cpu temp

I installed a sensor reporting utility on my Ubuntu machine (a desktop machine) and it reports drastically different temperatures for the ACPI CPU reading and the ISA Core 0/Core 1 reading. The ACPI ...