CPU usage indicate how much of a workload is being handled by the CPU.

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Strange CPU Usage History

My CPU history graph on the task manager is acting strangely. The fan also seems to be "revving". Here is an image of what is happening. This is my laptop and the processor is Intel core i5. ...
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How to get the CPU graphics usage?

My CPU also provides graphics processing for my system. It's easy to know the CPU's core usage separately by using a utility such as top (etc.), but how to get the CPU's graphics usage?
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Windows 8.1 and Android Lollipop USB Tethering strange behavior

I have a problem under Windows 8.1 when I try to use internet through an Android USB Tethering... I have a nexus 5 and when I enabled the USB Tethering, it works fine (I can navigate and use ...
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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I can't find the reason of High CPU usage (15%-30% when doing nothing)? [on hold]

From a past few days I have high cpu usage issue, even when I am doing nothing task manager shows 15-20% cpu usage and sometime it will go upto 99% usage for a brief period of time. Usually my CPU ...
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High CPU core usage from System Interrupts [duplicate]

The CPU usage on my AMD Phenom II X4 820 hasn't gone below 25% in days, and I realized that it’s because my 4th core is constantly at 100% load. I have spent quite a while trying to figure out why, ...
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Linux: Get CPU usage over past n minutes

I want a script to tell me the average CPU usage over the past 5 minutes (and repeat every 5 minutes, likely as a cron job). /proc/stat just has counters since system start, and I want to avoid ...
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Variable sleep mode depending on cpu and/or network usage [duplicate]

Some applications on my Windows 7 PC support "shutdown on success". This is nice, but many won't have it. And I can't find a tool that controls multiple applications. My plan: Filezilla is Uploading ...
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High CPU in Windows 8.1 but can't access Windows backup as per previous answers

Since unfortunately needing to purchase a laptop while WIndows 8.1 is the norm, I've been plagued with problems of high CPU. After a month of use, I inadvertently logged into the Windows Store and ...
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Chrome uses 100% cpu on youtube after update

Chrome 40 is using 100% cpu when playing youtube videos full screen My CPU is core i5 @ 2ghz with intel 4400 gfx card. it should be able to play them and I dont remember having this issue b4 Chrome ...
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What causes System Idle Process to run down my CPU so much [duplicate]

I noticed my laptop was being a bit unresponsive so I checked the processes tab and found that System Idle Process is using nearly all of my CPU power. Why is this happening and how do I stop it?
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Why the number of CPU's so Large

I was installing Android studio and just so that I could delete the process I had my Task manager open and Saw that the CPU number was reaching 40 somethimes. How is this done, are multiple CPU ...
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Native command to get cpu usage by core

Is there any simple way to get CPU usage of each core in Debian in command line? I need it to be able to output current usage into stdout, not like htop (ain't even native!), that does not have ...
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How to stop windows explorer from taking up 70 percent of CPU?

So when I start up my computer, (windows 7), I always run task manager to kill any buggy programs if they occur. About a week ago, when I did so, I noticed that Explorer.exe was taking up 70 percent ...
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Running Ubuntu in VirtualBox under Windows 8.1 doesn't use CPU on 100%

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit under Windows 8.1 64 bit using VirtualBox 4.3.10. I have an Intel Core i5-2410M CPU, with 2 physical cores and enabled HyperThreading and virtualization. I have set ...
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“System” process high cpu usage

I've been noticing the cpu usage go up, back down for a couple minutes, and then go up again, and vice-versa... Not constant but it happened several times. (almost always up to 23% cpu constant when ...
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Why is the CPU frequency always very high on my system?

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 system used as a home server. Hardware: Core i5, 4670K (3.4 GHz) on an ASRock Z87E-ITX with the latest UEFI firmware. I've discovered today that the CPU frequency is too ...
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Macbook Pro very slow despite normal memory and CPU usage

My MBP (OS X Mavericks) with 4G RAM has been slow ever since I bought it last year, but now it's getting ridiculous with the loading symbol showing up each time I open a new tab in Chrome or even ...
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Windows Processes Utilizing Too Much of the CPU

I have a 4yr old Dell Vostro 1540 laptop with an i3 M380 and 4GB RAM. I only perform light tasks e.g. web browsing, document reading & editing, light Photoshop...,thus I don't need a newer laptop. ...
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mpstat user % is not accurate?

mpstat 1 11:01:57 AM CPU %usr %nice %sys %iowait %irq %soft %steal %guest %idle 11:01:58 AM all 36.03 61.95 2.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11:01:59 AM ...
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Google chrome opening to black screen Windows 8.1

Using google chrome version 41, downloaded it yesterday. Now when I click the icon in the task bar it opens to a black screen. Moving the cursor to the top I get a line that shows a red X and allows ...
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Why does reducing CPU frequency improve battery life?

Shouldn't we have roughly the same battery life regardless of the frequency since the higher the frequency is, the faster tasks will complete so in the end the CPU, despite running at a higher ...
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Does running CPU intensive tasks wear down my computer?

I do a lot of statistical analysis in R (which uses a lot of CPU and RAM). Whenever I run my analysis, my laptop's fan runs at top speed. Monitoring tool shows that 1 of my cores runs at 100%, the ...
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Very high CPU usage on Linux server

I have the following server: Ubuntu 14 LTS 64 bit Linode Hosting fail2ban enabled firewall enabled SSH root login diabled and only key access to server. Problem: When I run htop, it shows high ...
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how do i make pppoe use less cpu ?

The new ISP i switched to uses pppoe. So on my old linux (centos 6) router i decited to install a pppoe client and configure as necessary. I say old because it's a pentium III 850 mhz with 128 MB ram ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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High CPU usage when using AMD GPU instead of Intel HD Graphics

I have a strange problem with my CPU (Core i5-4690k), when I'm using my AMD GPU (HD-7870 XFX). Even in games with pretty low system requirements (Counterstrike Global Offensive on the lowest possible ...
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Virtual Domain Cpu Time limit

I'm running Munin on Ubuntu 14.04 to monitor my virtual machines (running KVM, libvirt). I often get a notification that CPU usage on my base system is 'critical': mydomain :: Virtual Domain Cpu Time ...
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How to measure CPU cores usage for a single process?

Is there a way to see which and how many cores are used by single process on Windows server 2008 R2? I have tried Windows task manager and Process explorer but without any success.
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How much time does top command consider while finding CPU usage percentage? [duplicate]

Top gives me an output like: %Cpu(s): 4.7 us, 1.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 93.9 id, 0.1 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st if my CPU has spent 4.7% of its time on user processes, how much of time history has it ...
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99% CPU on Win8.1, Can't find offending process

For the last several weeks my laptop is running at 99% CPU, and have been unable to find the offending process. Task manager shows 99%, with no one process using all the CPU, it cycles between ...
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How to make sure windows 8 uses all computing power for only 1 process?

If I render an image in windows 8 commandline for example with blender/cycles my machine sometimes has a low cpu usage. The render task starts with 100% cpu usage, fall down after 2-4 hours to 25%, ...
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Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook? [duplicate]

When I buy new computers, I usually do a "burn-in" with 100% CPU load for, say, seven days, in a well ventilated place. This is to find out if the computer has problems before I invest time into ...
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How does collectl summarize its numbers?

I'm analyzing the processor usage of a system over the course of 24 hours. I have collectl set to record sysT and usrT every five seconds, but for some long-running processes this results in thousands ...
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Weird Behaviour of my PC

I have windows 7 installed in my PC. Suddenly, the CPU Performance has reached above 70% with no task running where as when I run any application(such as Explorer.exe) the CPU usage reaches to 100%. ...
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At what point will two CPU processes interfere with each other?

I'm running multiple processes on my CPU simultaneously, and now I am trying to find out how much CPU power each of them can use until they start disturbing each other: For simplicity's sake let's ...
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Dual core CPUs stall with Docker on Ubuntu Linux

I have seen performance degradation after half an hour to one hour with machines running Celery (Django/Python), or Storm under Docker containers with Ubuntu base on Dual-core CPUs on AWS. I see ...
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CPU Utilisation Snapshot report

I want to write a script to monitor CPU Utilisation, and upon the utilisation going above a threshold, create a brief text report on the router. I'm trying to get the the bottom of why some of our ...
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Ram and CPU bar like Ubutuntu 10 for Windows

Anyone knows these little graphs wich shows the load of the Ram and any single core. I love these because they are so smart! Gadgets are cool but not very smart because I have to switch to the Desktop ...
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Task Manager shows higher total CPU usage than the sum of all running processes. Hidden process?

In Windows Task Manager and AVG Task Manager (included in TuneUp Utilities), I see that the sum of all the running processes is much lower than the total CPU usage shown in "performance" tab. Does ...
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Loading CPU in Linux for performance testing

I need a exe which I can run in my Linux machine which can load the CPU to a mentioned percentage. For Example if I run the exe with 50 as command line argument then my CPU should be loaded for 50 ...
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How to log screen power off/lock

I want to log screen power off/lock events. A substitute would be to log mouse/keyboard idling (from which display powering off can be inferred. I ask because I frequently find the fan going full ...
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cpu usage 100% without any processes, and returns to normal in high performance mode in hp dv4

I am having a hp pavilion dv4 laptop. recently I replaced my battery with a brand new one. after that my laptop cpu usage shows 100% without any processes running. This continues even after i removed ...
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Low load average with plenty of cpu-intersive processes

I see loadavg at about 1 with at least 3 processes running at full tile. How can that be? top - 11:48:32 up 147 days, 5:38, 8 users, load average: 1.08, 1.11, 1.05 Tasks: 416 total, 4 running, ...
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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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CPU frequency is very low and system is very slow too in core i5 vaio laptop

Sometimes I notice that system is very slow and when I see task manager, these are information in performance tab: Utilization: 8% Speed: 0.2 Ghz Maxsimum speed: 2.5 GHz Hardware details are: ...
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Centos running very slow in Virtualbox

I am running Centos 7 in Virtualbox 4.3.14. The VM is configured with 2 CPUs 4 GB RAM 3.10.0-123.4.4.el7.x86_64 kernel The host machine is running Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit Intel i7-4790 CPU, ...
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Desktop is restarting when CPU load more than 60%

My desktop is restarting frequently when CPU load is 60% or more for few seconds. i cleaned CPU fan dusts but still it is happening. so what could be the problem?
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The CPU visible in Resource Manager are physical cores or logical processors?

The Resource Manager that pops out from Task Manager in Windows Operating Systems shows CPU consumption on the CPU tab for each of the different CPUs. I get 4 CPUs on my tab. Are they all physical ...
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External monitor take more CPU [closed]

My machine seems to hang when I connect an external monitor. My question is, does it take more CPU or Memory if I connect an External monitor to the laptop through the HDMI port? Hardware Specs HP ...