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

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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 ...
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Explorer.exe memory leak while exhausting one CPU core since 10586.17

Explorer.exe (GUI) is still working and responsive but one thread hangs at ntdll.dll!RtlAcquireSRWLockShared with ntdll.dll!ZwQueryFullAttributesFile being on the top of the stack. Memory is leaking ...
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xdg-open hogging the CPU by forking itself endlessly

Whenever xdg-open encounters a file it does not have a default application associated with it forks itself. This process repeats recursively until killed. While doing this, it of course takes up all ...
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Command Line utility to see list of tasks CPU Usage, Memory, and execute

I want to log, every 10 minutes, list of all the apps in windows that now running, the CPU usage, and memory usage. I have many node.exe tasks, so I want to see the arguments of the task (for ...
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Maximize CPU core usage on VPS

I have a server at OVH with 32 cores. All the cores are not fully utilized. Is there any way I can distribute CPU load on all the cores so that my system doesn't send me false alerts? Sometimes it ...
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Service host with 4 children eats up to 20% of CPU; what does it doing?

I found, that Service host is eating too many CPU resources: How to know, what does it doing? procexp64.exe shows even less information (no child process list). Shutting down this process causes ...
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Cannot write to text file from python

I have a program in python, which takes data's from system and puts them to the text file line by line. Everything works properly when I run it from terminal using: python myprogram.py Every-time I ...
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SVCHOST.EXE (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) is using almost 100% disk usage?

I'm not running any other program, only Task Manager and Resource Monitor. It made my machine heavily non-responsive, even cursor sometimes jumps here and there and it's not accepting any keyboard ...
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Task manager inaccurately claims 100% cpu usage, high kernel time

Windows 10 x64 intel system. I've got a strange problem that, best I can tell, seems to be Task Manager balantly lying about CPU usage. Since today it will claim 100% CPU usage (128% in resource ...
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Why is my CPU only running at 47% of maximum frequency?

I cannot understand why my CPU is operating slowly. I’m using HWMonitor, CPU-Z, and Windows Resource Monitor. The ambient temperature is cool, I’m not running any particular intensive tasks. The CPU ...
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CPU usage over 100% (Resource Monitor says 61325297%) after upgrading to Windows 10

Some time ago I posted this question about a problem I found in my PC since I updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro x64, namely that my Task Manager was constantly showing 100% usage of my CPU even ...
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Google chrome consumes 100% CPU for nearly a minute

I have disabled hardware acceleration in my chrome://settings. I have also visited chrome://flags and disabled every one of the flags listed in this post. I restarted the system (and not just the ...
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In Prime95, why do small FFTs generate the most heat, despite CPU at 100% for all options?

I've just built a new Skylake PC, and I'm going to see about a bit of overclocking with Prime95 as a stress tester. It works fine in normal use, but with Prime95 I'm noticing a bit of CPU throttling ...
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Unrecognised Executable taking 100% CPU

I'm fairly often getting an executable called NMC.exe taking 100% CPU on my Windows 8 (now 10) Laptop. NMC is the name of my System, I'm not sure if the naming is coincidental or if it is malicious ...
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Chrome 100% CPU usage, again - software_reporter_tool.exe

software_reporter_tool.exe belonging to Chrome running at 100% cpu, fan full speed. Deleting it doesn't fix anything, because it gets redownloaded again! Disabling "Protect me from bla bla" doesn't ...
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Windows.Storage.Search.dll high CPU usage

I am observing this behavior from several days, when I use my PC after sometime of inactivity, Runtime Broker start using high CPU usage. When I check it using process explorer, there are two threads ...
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Windows 10 “busy processing” blue circle mouse pointer constantly spinning

I have Win10 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. The "busy" blue circle mouse pointer is constantly on. I had been using Win10 without this issue for months. It only appeared after I did a restore from ...
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my pc does not use more than 33 percentage of memory and cpu [closed]

I have installed windows 10. and my system has 6 gb RAM ,2 GB nvida vga ,i5 2.4 ghz processor. it is toshiba L755. My pc does not use more than 33 percentage of memory and cpu. Edit I have recently ...
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Wordpress + MariaDB installation becoming unstable [closed]

I have a wordpress installation on a CentOS machine using MariaDB as database server. This MariaDB is installed in another linux machine. Wordpress runs alone within httpd. About 7 days ago the ...
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Why does lower latency of audio devices translate to higher CPU consumption?

I'm wondering what the relation is between operating an audio device at a lower latency and it using more CPU power. Can you explain it to me?
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Windows 10 keeps showing 100% of CPU usage no matter what

I'm having a curious issue in my Windows 10 Pro 64: the task manager keeps telling I'm using 100% of CPU no mather what: it's just there, fixed, doens't matter which are the consumptions of the listed ...
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Does a CPU clock frequency vary on-demand?

On my machine (not a personal computer), I have 24 cores (2.4GHz) and I currently don't have any important process running. Right now, are all of my 24 cores running/vibrating at 2.4GHz or are some of ...
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kernel_task cpu usage 300% plus long press power button to start Mac Air

I'm having Mac Air 13inch 2014 having 4 gb memory and 120 gb Hard disk , from the few days i have been facing a problem that kernel_task is taking 300% of my cpu and my mac is running very slow and ...
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OneDrive Sync and High Resource Usage

Lately the OneDrive sync on my Windows 8.1 machine has been running away with the CPU. It doesn't noticeably affect system performance, but it's running hot enough that the fan is always on high. ...
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Disk size varies - MooseFs

I have 4 moosefs chunkservers with 8 2.7 TB storage on each, I mount them using mfsmount and then export with nfs. Recently I noticed high iowait on my chunkservers, then huge mount size drops, see ...
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What particular actions/request caused spikes on the CPU?

While running a load test using Visual Studio 2013, I’ve noticed some spikes in the CPU due to SQL Server Windows NT on the DB machine and IIS Worker Process on the web server. Both processes used ...
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Windows 7, left alone for 5 mins and system pushes cpu to 20% until i press a key or move mouse

I have scanned with avast a few times for virus's but nothing has been found, however.. every time i leave my computer for about 5 minutes the process labelled 'system' which is the 'ntoskrnl.exe' ...
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What's the right choice to run a cooler Cpu (quiter laptop)?

Assuming that on the same laptop with an intel "i-series" processor I could have exactly the same workload, in order to achieve the lowest cpu temperatures it would be better: Higher CPU clock ...
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Windows 10 Runtime Broker CPU usage

I have installed Windows 10 and now it is using around 10-15 % of my CPU by a process called Runtime Broker. What I can see is that a process called "From Microsoft Background Task" is being created ...
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Windows 10 apps and CPU usage

I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and the apps executable files are lining up in my CPU and causing a lot of lag. I keep having to close down my computer and restart it to clear things, and ...
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svchost causes high cpu usage

Svchost.exe in my Windows 7(x64, Ultimate) PC causes high CPU usage sometimes. The CPU stays at about 65%. The services which are being run by this instance of svchost are FDResPub, SSDPSRV and ...
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How do I stop the RuntimeBroker exe from using excessive amounts of CPU?

Just upgraded to Windows 10 and my machine is running a lot of CPU!, and this is on an i7 Checked Task Manager and the first culprit looks to be the RuntimeBroker.exe Is there anyway to get this ...
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What is CPU utilization and how is it calculated, how does OS scheduling work?

I studied x86_64 assembly language, somewhere in my studies I learned that the CPU cannot stop doing stuff, it must constantly run/execute something. Question 1) I am wondering then, how come there ...
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Windows 10 RTM (10240 or higher) idle high CPU Usage at 20% - 22% with Bootcamp MBP

I Just upgraded to Windows 10 10240 as an insider tester finding that this upgrade keeps my CPU Usage at 20%-22 range. I also made a clean install from latest ISO and the problem persist. Is ...
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Disk intermittently goes to 100% actviity - system pauses [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 system. Sometimes the disk suddenly go 100% highest active time for 1 or 2 seconds, and at the same time CPU usage goes down. During these period, screen processing does not work any ...
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Some processes high CPU usage in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 and all the driver (BIOS included) from Dell site; luckily my laptop is Windows 10 compatible. 2 processes use a little too CPU, I'm talking about "System" and "Windows desktop ...
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Why does my CPU have random 100% usage peaks?

I need your help. It's been since a couple of weeks by now that my cpu reaches peaks of 100% usage on tasks that, before, never needed this much work. And it is pretty annoying, seeing that when the ...