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For better performance should I install 32-bit or 64-bit?

I don't know much about 32 bit and 64 bit. I had been using 32 bit and it's crashed (not working properly and i don't know how to recover) question here..... and i don't have backup and i run on 3.2 ...
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No ACPI support for my PC, what can I do?

On my new PC something is wrong with ACPI support under Linux. I have to boot it with acpi=off and nolapic. Also it detects only one CPU core (this annoys me the most) and won't shut down completely, ...
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Is Ubuntu optimized for multicore CPUs?

Does Ubuntu make use of multicore CPUs (as Windows 7 is said to do)? In other words, is it multitasking optimized so that users will take benefit of 4+ core processors?
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Compiz using 8% - 25% cpu continually

Any tips? Running Intel Core 2 Quad x64 ubuntu precise 12.04 Dell OptiPlex 760 nvidia graphics driver UPDATE: Unfortunately I uninstalled Ubuntu... Just couldn't deal with the incompatibilities and ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 only see 8 cores?

In our lab we just bought a new machine with two 8-cores Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz processors which also support Hyper-Threading. I would expect Ubuntu to see 32 processing units, ...
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Do newer Ubuntu releases benefit from multicore processors at boot time?

I've read the Upstart features and it says nothing about concurrency. I also read old advices to set CONCURRENCY value in the /etc/init.d/rc But there is a comment: Specify method used to enable ...
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How well does Ubuntu work with a dual CPU computer?

I am thinking of getting a dual Intel Xeon machine, each CPU is a quad core. Will Ubuntu utilize both processors, especially with both being quad core, optimally? Wanting to do Video editing and ...
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Using quad core, but only 1 CPU entry in `/proc/cpuinfo`? Is SMP running on my computer?

I just upgraded my system and did a clean install of Ubuntu when I did (Installed Oneiric Ocelot from the CD last week but yesterday upgraded to 12.04 LTS). I have an i7 920 (quad core with ...
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Ubuntu server 11.04 recognize only 1 core instead of 4

I searched for other questions and googled a lot but I didn't find a solution for solving this problem. I have Ubuntu Server 11.04 64bit installed on my Dell Poweredge with Intel Xeon X5450. The ...
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Why is Ubuntu detecting only one processor core?

My processor is Intel P6100 which is a Dual Core processor. When I do cat /proc/cpuinfo this is what get varun@varun-K52F:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu ...
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Understanding machine config, multiprocessor or multi-core or both?

I want to know how many processors my ubuntu box has and if they are multicore. I did cat /proc/cpuinfo and I see something like this processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : ...
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Why I get non-symmetric usage of CPU on multicore PC

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 I launch some application that use only one core and when I look at cpu-load graphic in gnome-system-monitor I found that all of my four CPU's loaded not ...