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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Athlon 5150 drivers

what is the best driver for the Athlon 5150 for general use? and does one exceed in areas where the other falls short?
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Unable to resume from stand-by

I usually let my machine suspend to ram after time X. That used to work very well but within the last few days, I have had problems multiple times to wake my machine up and get it back into working ...
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Overclocking with Ubuntu

I overclocked my CPU in BIOS using a multiplier. Everything in Ubuntu still shows the CPU frequency is stock. Is the CPU running at stock frequency, or is it overclocked like it's supposed to be? Is ...
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how accurate are i7z readings

I'm running a very intensive program called Gromacs on ubuntu and use i7z to monitor temperatures and CPU frequencies. I noticed that the temperature is sky rocketing in ubuntu for frequencies that ...
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Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install'

sjp@sjp-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y530:~$ sudo apt-get install cpu-checker [sudo] password for sjp: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Kworker using once cpu core to 80 % [duplicate]

I've encountered a problem with my ubuntu/lubuntu distribution regarding laptop overheat/abnormal cpu usage, pstate intel driver (I thought that this new driver overheated my laptop etc.) First of all ...
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Getting Processor Information

I have just ran lshw to get some information about a machine I know nothing about, and I just wanted to confirm something. Does this basically mean it is a dual core 64 bit processor that is ...
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Xubuntu pentium 4 not enough CPU for development

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS lately on an old pentium 4 with 1Gb of ram. It was unusable. I moved to Xubuntu and added another Gb of ram for a total of 2Gb. I set the swapiness to 10. All these changes ...
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Can I get a 100% dedicated CPU to my critical process?

I am looking for a way to get a consistent time measurement (<1% difference between the different runs) for my program under Ubuntu 14.04. perf stat shows that I still get quite a few context ...
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SCHED_BATCH policy for schedtool in Ubuntu 14.04

The INSTALL file of schedtool says that the SCHED_BATCH policy (-B) is implemented in kernels 2.6.16+. However, I am unable to use this policy in Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel 3.13.0-45)? The output of ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...
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Are those temperatures high for my computer?

I've just erased Windows 7 because I got so pissed off at him and decided to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04. Im kinda new to Ubuntu and I´ve downloaded Psensor since I was feeling my notebook a little ...
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Why does chrome use excessive amounts of CPU?

Synopsis For the past few weeks, i've really started to notice a process on my machine hitting the CPU. So today I have taken a look into it, to find that Chrome is running about 100% CPU. Is ...
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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 laptop overheating when using Ubuntu

I've got major problems while running Ubuntu. When I have my NVIDIA GeForce card enabled, the temperature of the processor is really high. Just a little web browsing rises it up to 70 degrees celcius ...
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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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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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What are the non-gaming benefits of a dedicated GPU? [closed]

I am getting ready to purchase a new computer. I don't do any gaming really at all. I mostly will be compiling code, editing video and pics, compiling apps, etc. I do like good graphics performance ...
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Disabling CPU “permanently” [duplicate]

As some of you may know, there is a common problem in some old notebooks, between battery and adapter, which is when charger plugged in, computer restarts itself, and this is a real pain in the neck. ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS require pae\nx feature? [duplicate]

I've an old pc with 2.67GHZ Pentium4 without PAE/NX support. will Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS work with that. Or should i have to install an older version ubuntu .
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Reinstall of OS after CPU Upgrade needed?

I recently upgraded my CPU from an Athlon II X2 250 to the Athlon II X4 610E(45W 4 cores -- can't beat the efficiency). Is an ubuntu reinstall required?
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How to avoid high CPU fan speed while running genymotion virtual device?

I have installed Genymotion for emulation and whenever i run a genymotion virtual device, the CPU fan starts running on high speed. I have : Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Bumblebee installed How can i avoid ...
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Touch screen not working after some reboots (another reboot resolves it)

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue on a Lenovo Flex 14 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (standard Unity flavour) with touchscreen. Mostly it works perfectly well; but from time to time I reboot (mostly ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop Heating problem

I have dual booted Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I use Windows the temperature remains normal but when i use Ubuntu my laptop gets heated up and the temperature goes to 70-90 degrees C just after ...
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this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU But i have a 64bit PC! [duplicate]

I am on 64-bit Windows 8.1. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox. However, I get the error: this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU Unable to boot - please use a ...
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Nvidia 331 driver, Ubuntu 14.04 and Wine - lags, fps drops and surprising, temporary boost

I experience weird fps drops while playing games, mostly with Wine. Some tested games: Hearthstone - fps drops happens pretty often; interesting fact is that while browsing cards every page needs ...
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AMD APU-A4-5000 processor issue

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite C50D-A 40010 Laptop (PSCGYG-00J00J). My AMD A4 processor's speed is 1.5GHz but Ubuntu shows it as 800MHz. dharmesh@home:~$ cat ...
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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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Why is CPU base Intel Atom N270 of Eee PC 1000H overheating when using Xubuntu 14.04.1?

Freshly installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Eee PC 1000H. CPU base is very quickly overheating, the temperature of this Intel Atom N270 goes to over 73 Celsius while I'm only running a lightweight web ...
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How to reduce CPU load when Video is minimized?

How can I tell VLC or Unity to stop rendering or drawing Video when the Window is minimized to reduce CPU load. Using VLC and Ubuntu 14.10 Watch Video Observe CPU load Minimize Video Observe CPU ...
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16 cores are not being utilized out of 80 cores

Recently I discovered that our server does not utilize all 80 threads anymore in the system. It looks like if 16 cores are always idle, despite the high system load. Its a Dell powerEdge R900 server, ...
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Priority goes back to 20 after changing it to -10

I want to change the priority of a process in LTS 14.04. I used sudo renice -10 -p PID It worked fine, but after a while the priority of that process goes back to 20. What am I missing here?
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Subdivide CPU usage among different tasks in LTS 14.04 [duplicate]

I am fairly new to UBUNTU and maybe this is a naive question. I am working on a PC with multiple CPUs and I was wondering if there is a way to select how many CPUs a process has to use. For example: ...
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Suddenly Black Screen and CPU fan high speed with CPU2 100% usage

I am a newbie at Ubuntu on a Fujitsu T8300 laptop with 2.4Ghz 2GB ram. My problem is that when I open multiple file or firefox, CPU2 goes to 100% and CPU1 < 50% and suddenly the screen goes black. ...
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mtrr log says that my BIOS doesn't use all CPU's?

In my dmesg log I see the following lines about my CPU not having al CPU's set up. [ 0.211558] mtrr: your CPUs had inconsistent variable MTRR settings [ 0.211559] mtrr: probably your BIOS does ...
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My machine is 32 bit, but i have 64 bit processor. Should I install 64 bit ubuntu?

I was interested in what machine do i have so after sudo lshw I've got info, but there is one thing that puzzles me. It writhes that my laptop is 32 width, but for cpu that it is 64 width ...
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fan control issues on Toshiba Satellite c655d-s5136

On Ubuntu 14.04, my fan always runs,even when idle. This is not the case when I am in Win7,in which it only runs when I am playing movies. This bothers me greatly and I have followed other threads ...
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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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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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Can I install a 64-bit version of Ubuntu on my 32-bit machine?

I have 3 GB of RAM. lscpu Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
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Acer chromebook with Arm cortex A15 cpu?

I'm looking for a destop version for acer 13" chromebook with ARM Cortex-A15 by nvidia Kepler. Does/Will Ubuntu plan to support this ?
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How to determine if CPU VT extensions enabled in bios?

I know the command to figure out if a CPU can support VMware Workstation 8 or VMware Player 4: $ grep flags /proc/cpuinfo flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov ...
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Set CPU frequency scaling to wait one second before scaling down

I notice that my Kubuntu 14.10 system scales both CPU cores 1400-3400 MHz on a sub-second resolution. I believe that it is scaling down too quickly, as when I am running multiple heavy applications ...
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My CPU usage is unnecessarily high while creating a C program in Ubuntu 14.10

I have an MSI GE60 2PC Apache model Gamebook. I also use it for my collage work. It runs Ubuntu 14.10. I have a CPU usage problem while creating a ".c" file. I use the default text editor; while I ...
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Incorrect CPU temperature reprted (AMD fx-6300

Psensor and hardware sensors indicator both report an incredibly low temperature on my AMD fx-6300 cpu, below 20 degrees celcius. Below is a screenshot of what it looks like within Psensor: I have ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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Number of Cores v. Processor Speed

The short question: is Ubuntu/Lubuntu designed to run/utilize multi (2+) core CPUs or is CPU speed the better approach for running these distros? I am designing a new PC and specing the CPU. I have ...
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How to limit CPU usage for a process BEFORE starting it?

I read a few ways to limit CPU usage for a process, but all of them work after the process has started. I am looking for a way to do it before the process starts. Any ideas? Sorry if has already been ...
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How can I see how many processor cores are working?

I have quad-core processor system. I was using Windows before installing Ubuntu. Windows by-default was using 1 core* and I could change that with msconfig. How can I do this in Ubuntu or is it ...