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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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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indicator-multiload (System Load Indicator) don't show cpu usage correctly

I have accidentally deleted CPU usage percentage from indicator-multiload menu and now I can't remember what it syntax looks like and can't go back to how it was. Possibility 1 (simplest one). Can ...
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How I can disable CPU frequency scaling and set the system to performance?

My processor is running at 40% of its maximum speed, I want it to use 100% of the speed, all the time. I searched on Google but the tutorials are very old and they all differ. So, how can I ...
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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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CPU Temparature above threshold

My PC is running Ubuntu 14.04 currently. For last two days, the PC does not turn on. On running recovery mode, the message "CPU Temperature above threshold" shows. Sometimes the PC do start, only to ...
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High CPU usage in any browser

For about the last week, browsing the web from Chrome beta, Chrome stable, or firefox causes unusually high cpu usage. It Idles OK, but spikes a fair amount, but loading any page, with or without ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - only performance and powersave governor available (i5 4.gen)

After updating my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 there only these to govenors available for my cpu, instead of additionally ondemand and conservative. cat ...
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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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Weird system halt, ugly glitches

After automatic system update on ubuntu 14.04 Actually i didn't do anything. After update ubuntu asked me reboot and i did. Now even my bios menu have graphic gliches, and i can not boot to usb ( its ...
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server Edition information need

I was wondering what's the maximum RAM, and maximum CPUs does the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server Edition can handle. I found a server computer I want to buy, which is a SuperServer 4048B-TRFT. I don't ...
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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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How do I discover my socket type?

I want to upgrade my CPU, but Ubuntu's "About This Computer" window only gives me "Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz × 4", so no information on the connector/socket type. So far, I've tried the ...
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Does my computer have 1 or 2 CPUs? (cpuinfo and lscpu differ)

When I run cat /proc/cpuinfo I get the following output (only the relevant line included): cpu cores: 1 However, lscpu gives me the following output: CPU(s): 2 Which of the two is correct, and ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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How to set cpufreq governor to performance?

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I have heard that setting the cpufreq governor to performance will, well, increase performance. Unfortunately, I am a bit of a newbie at this sort of thing, and I am not ...
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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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High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles

I'm running Lubunto 14.04.1 LTS. PC is a 2004 HP ze4200 laptop: 1.8 ghz Celeron M with 1 gb RAM and 80 gb drive. Was running fine on WinXP SP3 and I cleaned the drive off to test Lubuntu 14 LTS. No ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - 100% CPU usage alternating between cores

I've noticed my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 has been getting a bit sluggish lately - things like Gnome Shell overview animation are jerky where they were lightning fast, Elder Scrolls Online is stuttering and ...
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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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Intel graphics driver installer, now the CPU fan is rarely quiet

I have an Optimus chipset: Intel HD 4000 (i7-3635QM CPU) Geforce 640m I don't care about the NVIDIA card, so I didn't try to install any proprietary drivers for it. So: I was having a ...
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Dropbox is taking too much CPU time. How can I fix it?

I recently noticed that Dropbox is taking about 50-90% of my CPU for more than just a few seconds sometimes - mostly when downloading/syncing many or large files. Still, I guess that even when ...
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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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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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Will Ubuntu continue working properly after a new motherboard/CPU is installed?

So, I installed the new motherboard and new CPU. Then powered on the PC. The bootstrapping went fine and all seems to work. But I have doubts. Do I need to do something?
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Much lower temps on Ubuntu [closed]

I've noticed that CPU temps and GPU on my laptop are much lower on Ubuntu than Windows 7. On Windows temperature is like 50 celsius to 58 and on Ubuntu 40 to 50 max. Cooling is also much cooler on ...
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Ubuntu 11 and 12 initially fast but later bogs down, CPU pegged

I started with Ubuntu 11 a few weeks ago. It's on a DELL M4300 with a OCZ SSD. Default setup, except that I've installed the proprietary NVIDIA graphics and BROADCOM wireless drivers. Dual boot ...
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Is this CPU architecture information from lscpu normal?

With command lscpu I have output as follows: Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: ...
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Can't Boot Kernel Error -CPU Features

When I try to use Ubuntu on my PC (Windows), I get the following error: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae Unable to boot - Please use a kernel appropriate ...
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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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I want to find out if my Lenovo laptop has a Sandy or Ivy Bridge

Is there a command or a register to find this information on my laptop? I need to know it before I install Intel pstate. Thanks. PS This is the result from the command from ...
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CPU performance decreases with AC power

I am doing CPU-intensive work on my Thinkpad X220 laptop and I find the performance bad. Interestingly, the CPU becomes more powerful if I disconnect the AC power and run only on battery! It does slow ...
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Getting Linux to downclock and lower the V-core of my CPU at idle

So when I boot into my Windows 8 partition, Windows automatically downclocks my CPU and lowers it's V-core so that the idle temps of my i5-4570 CPU go down to 25 C. Now on Ubuntu on the other hand, ...
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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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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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How do I check the current frequency of my CPU? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find some information on this but seem to only find things similar but not exactly the same. I'm using Xubuntu on my notebook with an core i7 processor which does hyper-threading ...
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Respect BIOS-specified CPU speed without kernel patches, etc. in 14.04

I've got a machine running "in the wild" in a very hot environment running an AMD chip which is overheating. I don't have physical access to the machine, but I have had someone change the CPU clock ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Slow, High CPU Usage

I experienced CPU strange behavior after installing Ubuntu 14.04, at 5 or 10 minutes, CPU usage suddenly increased about 50%, that's really slow my laptop down (Ubuntu 13.10 worked fine by the way) ...
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How to check the cpu temperatures core by core?

I have a Phenom X3-8450e which has a total of 3 cores. But when i ran "sensors" on a terminal this is what i get. user@PC ~ $ sensors atk0110-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface ...
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Laptop fan speed too low when not docked

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and things are great except that it gets quite hot sometimes. I'm using sensors (lm-sensors) to report temperature and fan speed. I run a Thinkpad T430s with Ivy ...
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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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Is my CPU-Temperature OK?

I just brought my Laptop to a Service-Center to get it cleaned. Now under normal use (using apt-get, watching videos, web-browsing...) my cpu-temp is between 55-70°C. If I put it under Stress with ...
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How do I get the CPU temperature?

How do I get the CPU temperature.
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How to set both dual cores to userspace governor

I am trying to set both cores in my cpu to userspace governor by editing the contents of /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor and ...
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One CPU shows up as 1200 Mhz and other 3 as 800 Mhz, is this normal?

I recently check my system information with ubuntu's app "System Profiler and Benchmark". And I get 1 CPU running at 1200 Mhz and the other 3 running at 800 Mhz. It's correct?, Intel Core i3-2310M ...
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Which 14.04 version should I install? [duplicate]

My specific question is that I have 3.9GB of ram, but I don't have an AMD processor. I have the Intel i5. Do I install i386, or the AMD x64 version of 14.04? Let me know if there are other specifics I ...
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High CPU load - Ubuntu 14.04

I noticed that sometimes when browsing (with other processes in the background), I get very high CPU load for the browser process (over 100%) and the computer becomes really slow. I tried switching ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Update 3.13.0-30.55 made my Laptop CPU gets overheated

I just received an update to the linux kernel of Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.13.0-30.54 to 3.13.0-30.55. After I upgrade it the CPU on my laptop is around 70 to 80 Degree Celsius. while on the previous kernel ...
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Lots of Memory and CPU being used on nothing

I noticed over the last week or so my computer is using a lot of CPU and Memory when nothing is obviously running (even after rebooting). With only my browser open it's using 20% CPU, 4.0 GB Memory ...