When it is slow, run:
iostat -x 1
How many read and write operations per second do you get and at what %util?
A 7200 rpm disk is only good for about 120 IOPS, so if you are getting this many read + write operations per second combined or more, it's not a fault, mechanical disks are just painfully slow for random workloads.
You can use iotop to see which ...
We have the same laptop model and I also went searching for a way to control the fans the same way as with Armoury Crate since the instructions detailed in the ArchWiki weren't working for me then after quite some time I saw this on a reddit post:
In Kernel 5.6 there is a fan mode for asus laptops, check if you have /sys/devices/platform/asus-nb-wmi/...
Resolve problem CPU lock in Ubuntu
I had the same problem with CPU stuck on 0.79 GHz and all you need to do is..
1) Disable bd prochot on Ubuntu 20.04
sudo apt-get install msrtool
sudo modprobe msr
sudo wrmsr 0x1FC 2
2) Check your actual CPU freq in realtime:
sudo apt install i7z
3) Use stress to simulate full CPU usage
sudo apt install ...
Remove fsck.mode=skip from /etc/default/grub, and do sudo update-grub.
Let's check your file system first...
boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB in “Try Ubuntu” mode
open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T
type sudo fdisk -l
identify the /dev/sdXX device name for your "Linux Filesystem"
type sudo fsck -f /dev/sdXX, replacing sdXX with the ...
I experienced something similar, on a similar setup (i7-9700K CPU, Ubuntu 18.04). And I think my machine usage may be similar: it's a desktop machine that I use for running some intensive (but single-thread) applications, while also possibly having a web browser and some messaging apps open. I found the suggestion in the comments under the original post to ...