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 set governors for Intel to work as old good ondemand?

I used to work on my laptop on ondemand governor, which was switching CPU frequency depending on CPU usage. It worked quite nice for years and had three very important advantages: low hardware ...
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One of my two cores suddenly flatlines at zero percent

I've been using Ubuntu for about three months, and twice now the first core of my dual-core laptop suddenly flatlined at zero percent for no apparent reason, while the second one seemed unaffected. ...
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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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Fan always on and overheating problems on HP G62

I have a HP G62 with i5 processor, 4G Ram and ATI HD 5470. Started using Ubuntu 4 months ago, first was 11.10 and after 12.04. Everything worked perfectly until some weeks ago when my cpu fan became ...
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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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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 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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In Ubuntu 12.04, odd whining/humming coming from left side of MBP (2,2)

I have been searching for a similar issue to mine, but unfortunately haven't found anything. Anyhow, this week I installed 12.04 on my 2006 MBP (2,2). Pretty much everything seems to work OK, but ...
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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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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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Screenlets RingSensors has to many CPU sensors, what are they?

I just installed screenlets to get some onscreen information about my system. I'm trying the RingSensors screenlet to monitor cpu load, but there are more sensors available to monitor than I'd expect. ...
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Why is only one CPU detected on a Macbook with a dual-core processor?

I have a January, 2009 Macbook5,2. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor. Since installing Xubuntu 12.04, it runs very slowly. The CPU gadget in the top panel shows only 1 dark column to the left ...
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14.04: Cannot enable intel_pstate driver on i7 620M Dell Latitude

Problem similar to this question. Using i7z and the stress utility, I've never seen CPU frequencies crossing the base frequency of 2.66GHz - although maximum Turbo Boost frequency is supposed to be ...
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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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ubuntu halts itself in high cpu workload

I have Core i3 M370 laptop. When i do high cpu intensive tasks such as kernel compilation with make -j4, the system halts itself. It doesn't happen like instant crashing. It happens like "shutdown -h ...
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CPU high usage with no reason

I am experiencing high CPU usage and overheating with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron-N5110 laptop, seemingly for no reason. CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz Cadencé à 2.30 GHz RAM: 4 ...
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After upgrading my CPU cpufrequtils does not work

After upgrading my CPU (nothing else changed on my system) I can't change the governor of my CPU. I tried reinstalling cpufrequtils, but got the following error: Setting up cpufrequtils (008-1) ... ...
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Why my PC turned off unexpectedly?

Let me tell the complete story. I have a normal PC with monitor, CPU, UPS, mouse and a keyboard. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For the last 15 days my computer is shutting down unexpectedly. Here in my case ...
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CPU usage varies from 0 to 100. Strange waveform

so I have a strange problem. I'm currently using an old Thinkpad T61 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although this same problem was also happening when I had elementary OS Luna (based on ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ...
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xubuntu: compiz using 100%+ cpu

I seem to be experiencing an issue with Compiz in terms of cpu usage. The only thing I've been doing differently (been running this system for a month or two with no issues) is I have been running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lost cores on AMD CPU

It seems that I have a problem. Installed 14.04 a few days ago, everything was smooth sailing until yesterday it wouldn't boot up. Recovery mode says that CPU's 1-6 don't respond. After 7 it moves ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Increased CPU temp compared to Windows 7

I have a Lenovo Z570 Thinkpad with windows 7. One of my friends suggested that a 4GB RAM is much more effective when working on Linux than on Windows, so I searched a lot and installed Ubuntu ...
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high interrupts

I have high Rescheduling interrupts and Local interrupts. while doing nothing my total CPU wakeups reach 275-400. While watching movies it reaches up 900-1000. And while browsing the Internet it ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1 strange CPU increase

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit, kernel 3.13 on a Dell R630 server. I notice very strange behaviour. When I open top, I see that CPU has increased significantly for certain processes (custom ...
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Problem after upgrading CPU on Acer Aspire 5720

I have an Acer Aspire 5720 with integrated Intel graphics and it is set up to dual boot Vista and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. From new the laptop came with an Intel T7300 2.00 Ghz CPU and 1 GB DDR2 RAM. A few ...
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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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High CPU utilization

I have noticed recently a high CPU utilization in Ubuntu. It seems to occur often when I use Eclipse which is a java-based IDE, but I have noticed it occurring even when Java is not running. I have ...
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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...
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Only 8 cores on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 32bit with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz

I got the new build machine with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz which has 6 cores and support 12 hyper thread. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit Desktop version and looked at ...