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

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Assign an individual core to a process

What I'm trying to implement is to run a python script on it's own core on Raspberry Pi 2 with Debian. One can use taskset to bind a process to particular core. But I need this core to be free of OS's ...
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Understanding cpu usage

I have this simple code int main() { while (1){} return 0; } When I run this code on Windows, why is my cpu usage only 25%? Yet, when I run it on Linux, my cpu usage is 100% I have 4 cores ...
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How to modify/re-position GUI element in taskmgr Windows 7?

For instance, Windows 7 x64 SP1. Is there any workaround or trick/tip (with resource editing tool, ect...) doing the reposition the number of graph in CPU usage history panel in Performance tab of ...
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How to get statistics of CPU throttling?

My dmesg output says that the CPUs are throttled, because of the temperature. [ 1283.260276] CPU3: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1) [ 1283.260277] CPU2: Core ...
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SVCHOST.EXE Using 25% Of CPU Load When Windows Update Is Running [duplicate]

Usually Windows Update does not take that much time to check what updates are available but this time I noticed that it took over 1 hour for it to check and return with information what updates it ...
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Windows update KB2952664 (Compattelrunner.exe) cannot be uninstalled from Windows 7

Update KB2952664: Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement ...
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Allow browser to use more cores

I wrote an algorithm with JavaScript. When I execute it in Google Chrome, it takes about 30min, which is quite long. When I open the task manager during the computation, I can see that Chrome takes ...
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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Video player high CPU usage

I need to play a video file with ffplay in fullscreen mode. The original file has 720x576 resolution, my display is at 1920x1080. When I launch ffplay as ffplay "filename.avi" and upscale it by ...
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Windows 10 does not see second CPU

I have Dell Precision T5400 workstation with two Intel Xeon x5450 (quad core) processors, and I installed Windows 10 Pro (updated from 8.1 Pro), and OS see just one processor. Device manager see 8 ...
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Compiz consuming CPU on Ubuntu 15.10

My CPU seems to run "hot" all the time, and I noticed that it's compiz which is running at 100% all the time, sometimes on single core, sometimes on multiple cores. It may be related to multiple users ...
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Windows 10, getting stuck and unbelievable CPU usage

I've just installed windows 10 and immediately experiencing lags and unresponsiveness. System would get stuck for ~10 seconds randomly. I have no utility software running, or even installed. It is a ...
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Windows 10 running at 100% CPU usage even in safe mode

I have been trying to solve the issue with 100% CPU usage on Windows 10. I tried the following: Updated GPU and Intel drivers. Scanned the system for viruses with Malwarebytes, ESET Smart Security ...
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systemd: cpu usage of services

I'm running systemd 229-3 on an up-to-date Arch Linux installation. Lightdm is launched on startup, and starts my XFCE desktop environment. Furthermore, laptop-mode-tools is installed and run on ...
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CPU Constantly at 100% In Task Manager, But Not in Process Explorer

Starting yesterday, I have a very odd problem on my Windows 10 desktop-- my CPU is constantly running at 100% (according to Task Manager), and it isn't throttling down. Because of this, it's ...
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Having trouble with windows 10 task scheduler

I have recently upgraded my windows 8.1 to 10, And now each time I leave my laptop on its own after a few minutes the CPU and Disk usage both go really up due to scheduled tasks. I tried disabling ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - CPU load 100 percent

I haven't run/install anything since about a week ago, but yesterday when i logged on my laptop, and feel anything are slowly. So i checked CPU use with htop, everything went down. Some process use ...
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CPU throttling / parking under use

Seemingly randomly, CPU cores 2-7 will park and cores 0-1 will throttle to an idle clock despite current heavy usage of a browser, video editor, VM, etc. What is running does not seem to affect the ...
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CPU Spiking When Computer Is Locked

Today I installed a new CPU cooler onto my desktop that actively monitors the CPU temps and will adjust the fan speeds as needed. It also alters an LED on the cooler based on the temps of the CPU. I ...
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Chrome's high CPU utilization when playing Youtube 1080p@60fps videos (x 3-4 compared to Edge for same codecs) + more dropped frames

When I play full-screen 1080p@60fps Youtube videos in Chrome (with MagicActions extension), my i5-4570T CPU hovers around 35-45%. Playing the same video in Edge takes up only 10% of CPU. Both use the ...
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High CPU usage by Service Host: Local System (Win10, 64-bit): ntoskrnl.exe!KeSynchronizeExecution + others

Here are screen-shots from Process Explorer which identifies ntoskrnl.exe!KeSynchronizeExecution as one of the ever-running processes: I don't know what to do with this info and cursory google ...
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Windows 8.1 high CPU usage

When I play audio/video files with my system, no matter what the media player is, the cpu usage goes easily high and it's due to something labeled as "System" in task manager, and when I track its ...
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How can the CPU speed exceed the max speed?

I was watching my CPU speed in the task manager when I noticed that sometimes the CPU speed exceeds the maximum speed. Actually, sometimes it goes up more than attached. How can this happen?
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CPU frequency scaling max frequency

I'm able to cap the frequency of my laptop to 800MHz, but I notice the cpu usage almost doubles. Are there any long term negative effects to not letting the cpu manage it's frequency dynamically? I ...
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How to find the cause for high CPU usage of gnome-shell?

I'm on a Linux Fedora 23 and I recently noticed that my gnome-shell process constantly uses 100% of one CPU (reported by htop, no visible applications running). There are some hints out there which ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of each application

Sometimes I need to understand each application is running and consuming more CPU Resources than others and stop it. is there any Sw to monitor this?
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Gaming framerate drop issue, and CPU temp display of 206 C

First and foremost, thank you to anyone who helps me on my journey to diagnose my computer issue. It is MOST appreciated. Before I start, let me give a display of what exactly my computer is running: ...
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Linux top (procps) discrepancy in numbering of CPUs for process list vs summary

I am using the top utility on a CentOS 6.7 system (procps version 3.2.8) and am observing inconsistent numbering in its output. My box has an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 v2 which has 10 cores with ...
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Suspicious CPU activity when computer wakes from sleep; VPN suspected?

Recently I noticed that upon waking from sleep, one or more of my CPU cores were running at full blast. My computer sleeps without fans on, so this is worrisome to say the least. I have experienced ...
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Windows 7 high CPU and HDD load

Constant Windows 7 high CPU and HDD load. Process Explorer shows following 2 svchost processes doing this: One of them contains following services: Another contains this services: Any way to ...
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Why does “desktop window manager” have very high CPU useage? [closed]

I am suffering a very high CPU utilization on desktop window manager process - up to 90-95 percent. Apart of it, no other process consumes more than 5%. How can I solve it? My main computer ...
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How to understand CPU 100% overnight on Debian

I've a server with serval VM. Two of those (are the same replica) tonight had a spike in the usage of the CPU. They went both to 100% for 6 hours or so (we have Grpahite and we check the chart every ...
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CPU usage command line

I want to get the cpu usage. I tried this command top -bn1 | grep "Cpu(s)" | sed "s/.*, *\([0-9.]*\)%* id.*/\1/" | awk '{print 100 - $1}' Could you confirm if this command is correct? The OS is ...
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When does CPU Usage starts to impact users or services? [closed]

I work with servers, and now, starting to gravitate more into server performance monitoring. Some application developers that I've met lately claim that Windows/Linux Services and its applications ...
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What is slowing down my computer during gaming?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M and Windows 10 installed. I've been regulary playing Counter Strike Source for past 1 year without a problem. But for past month or so, ...
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Does a multicore cpu running Windows 10 64 bit speed up 32 bit programs?

If Windows 10 uses multiple core cpu efficiently, will a 32 bit program work better because of the multiple core, or does the program have to be specially coded to utilize them?
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Cannot get rid of Win 10 'system and compressed memory' high CPU, any suggestion?

first post here, I have read all what I was able to find (and not only here) on the topic but nothing solved my case up to now, I have something like 30 years experience with PC building/servicing ...
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Why is my computer is very slow and CPU hovers around 95%?

A bunch of different programs are taking up CPU. However, those are programs that's not even active. They're not supposed to take that much CPU. It's as if the CPU got downgraded or something. What ...
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Connecting to ProFTPd causes high load in polkitd and accounts-daemon

I installed ProFTPd and it is working fine, but when I connect to it from another machine, both polkitd and accounts-daemon jump to 100% CPU usage. How can I prevent that, or even find out what it ...
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ESXi 6.0 U1 + Solaris 11.0 VM = host CPU high (slowly climbing) but VM idle

I have ESXi 6.0 Update 1 (Build 3029758) installed on brand new hardware (Atom C2750, 16GB RAM). VM is Solaris 11.0 with 1 vCPU and 4GB RAM. Solaris was installed from sol-11-1111-text-x86.iso ...
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What is the cause of a high CPU usage of 'system and compressed memory' in Windows 10?

There is an observation to be made for Windows 10 on my laptop running with 24G memory available, and 2.5G used. There is no 'memory pressure'. Other questions have looked at memory consumption ...
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Windows 10 Unistack Service Group hogging CPU to 40% or more

CPU is in high load, consuming battery and with the fan always on. Examining Task Manager, I can see the Unistack Service Group taking 40%-45% of load. Specs of machine: Windows 10 Pro 64 bits on ...
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Windows 7 PID consumes 50% CPU almost everyday for hours

I'm trying to determine why these services consume 50% of my CPU for hours at a time each day. I cannot restart the services without error and killing the PID just restarts it in a few minutes and ...
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Limit CPU/RAM in all process for debian

Whenever i run CPU/RAM intensive tasks, i cant use my computer it freezes until the task is complete. I was looking for a way to limit resources per process for all processes. i.e so none of the ...
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Why can't I find a tool that lowers the priority of background processes in Windows? [closed]

Since I have started using Windows 10, I contantly have lots of applications open on different desktops. I for example, often have a dozen WinSCP instances open. Each of these take up a few percent of ...
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Why / How is Adobe Premier Pro CC using over 100% of my CPU

So I've started a render. My MacBook Pro starts smelling like burnt feet. I open activity monitor and see the following: So currently with those two processes alone I'm running over 300% of my CPUs ...
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Running peer block lowers the CPU usage - Am I being hacked?

Why is it when I start peer block my CPU usage goes down 20%? I've been using peer block not because IO'm file sharing but because I just want to better secure my computer. I use its default p2p ...
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Linux mint 17.2 : How can i reduce cpu usage?

I've been using linux mint for month with no problems. Today, when I opened my laptop I noticed a huge CPU usage, although no program was running. My laptop is a Lenovo z500 core i5, 4gb ram. The 4 ...
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Laptop CPU and RAM usage

For the past two days my laptop has been using way too much RAM and CPU even when I am not using my computer and/or have 1 window open. Here is a picture of my performance tab: Any idea why I am ...
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noms.exe high CPU usage (what is this process?)

I recently discovered process called noms.exe running and maxing out one CPU core on the machine. I have done all the usual steps trying to collect the information about the process and was surprised ...