A CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the chip responsible for actually "doing" most the instructions given to a computer.

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The best processor to put in Satellite C655 [on hold]

My father died recently and I have his old Satellite C655 with the Intel Celeron processor. I know a new processor will not make it a super machine, but I wish to put in the best possible processor ...
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Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player?

Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player? I use VMWare to run a Windows XP virtual machine. I want to keep it on in the background all the time. The real ...
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Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?

It seems to me that these days lots of calculations are done on the GPU. Obviously graphics are done there, but using CUDA and the like, AI, hashing algorithms (think bitcoins) and others are also ...
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Loud Noisy (CPU Watercooler?) Fans

I have an issue with my computer lately, I built my computer 3 months ago and I assume my CPU watercooler fan is getting louder. I have a Corsair H100i Watercooler, Intel Core i5-3570k CPU, ASRock Z77 ...
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CPU usage high but no process showing high usage [duplicate]

I'm running Win7 64-bit and for the last 30 days or so the computer is heating up more than usual with the fan on almost constantly. When I look at the Task manager, CPU usage is always around 25%, ...
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cpu temperature influenced by integrated graphic card?

I have an intel skylake i5 6600 no oc..still no dedicated graphic card..here it's summer,ambient temperature can get up to 30° and during games sessions my cpu temp can get to 80-85° with stock cooler....
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Log of computer uptime and main CPU consuming threads

Is it possible, with a built-in Windows 7 tool, to get something like this for the past 3 months : DATE COMPUTER ON TIME COMPUTER OFF TIME DURATION MAIN CPU-CONSUMING PROCESSES 2016-06-...
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CPU Temperatures

I have an issue with my FX8350 on Gigabyte 990XA-UD3. I've set a BIOS buzzer warning to sound off when the socket temp exceeds 60C/140F. On my FX8350 I have an CM Hyper 212 EVO, and the CPU is ...
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What voltage should the i5 6600K be set to?

I recently purchased the Core i5 6600K and an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard. After setting up the automatic overclocking, it was brought to my attention that a CPU voltage of 1.425v is way too ...
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Cycling between two BSOD since CPU overheating error

Last night while gaming (4-5 hours worth) my machine unexpectedly cut power. On reboot, the Bios load warned of an overheating CPU. Within the BIOS the CPU was 53c, so I restarted the machine once ...
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How to display the OC (actual) CPU frequency in c#

I want to do the get the actual frequency of the processor, but when I try to take it from WMI and Win32 Processoralways returns to the default clock, even if I take the MaxClockSpeed. Actually I ...
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Is there a linux command for current CPU usage?

On a linux system, is there a command that will give you the current CPU usage? I know you can visually inspect using top or htop, so the data exists somewhere. I'd like a command to say "at this ...
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Does Windows know how to appropriately assign threads to a quad-core processor that has Hyper-Threading on?

So, I have been trying to google for this answer, but I cannot find a direct technical answer to the question. (Or if it did, it was in a confusing way) So, say you have a program/game that uses 2 ...
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To prevent overheating, why not turn laptop upside down?

The fans and ventilation holes are positioned on the bottom of the device, as with most laptops, as well as the HDD and other components making heat. If these items are all positioned on the bottom, ...
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Does AMD have a webpage similar to ark.Intel.com?

I am considering buying an AMD CPU, but it seems that AMD is hiding their information. Maybe I missed it, but is there a webpage like this: http://ark.Intel.com or more specifically Intel Core i5 680 ...
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CPU Issue - Now always at 100% usage [on hold]

Ok, after my PC crashed the CPU is always near 100%, after a reboot, normaly at 5% after a reboot, I Can't do anything!!! --- I know it's not a hdd issue because when pressing f10 the computer's rom ...
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What is the purpose of lights out management for the average consumer?

I recently read this post over on Skeptics which concludes that many consumer computers contain components which can access the internet and perform operations while the computer is powered off. The ...
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CPU core temperature high and cycling, @100% CPU load Asus Z170 Deluxe, i7-6700K

Update: Upgraded BIOS to 1801 - CPU got hotter 70-75degC!! Disabling Turbo Mode in BIOS stopped the cycling (BIOS 1702) CPU temp ~65-69degC. Already changed the CPU (with upgraded dual fan cooler) ...
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What does (R) and (TM) mean in Intel brand name?

I know this question is stupid but could anyone explain it. What does (R) and (TM) mean in Intel brand name? For example: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM Thank you.
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Interpreting output of cat/proc/cpuinfo

How does one interpret the information printed out by the following command in Linux cat /proc/cpuinfo On my laptop, I get the following output: [gaurish108:~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo ...
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Computer crashes while playing games. CPU seems to go above rated GHz

I recently started seeing my computer freeze for a second or 2 every now in then when I’m playing games on about full load. This never used to happen and now it is concerning. It does it pretty often ...
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What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
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TCase vs TJ. Max

I have a core 2 quad q9650. According to intel's specs the max TCase is 71.4 Celcius. (Which is the surface of the chip as seen here: However, according to core temp my TJ Max (im assuming the ...
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Are my CPU temperatures too high?

My CPU temperature revolves around 40 - 50 C while idle and it immediately shoots up to 90 C while starting a game as old as AOE II Conquerors. See below the screenshot which I captured using CPU ID ...
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Upgrading Processor, Pavilion Slimline s5503w AMD sempron 140 > Athlon 64 X2 5400+ or Athlon II 245?

With the ever dropping price of older processors I decided to put a new(er) processor in one of my spare computers. So I need a bit of help on deciding which processor to upgrade to. Just enough to ...
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Where to find processor failure notification in linux environment?

I am currently working in Linux environment and I would like to know where processor failure notifications will be seen in Linux? and where these messages will be logged?
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Is there a way to identify the busy (CPU-consuming) tab in Firefox? [duplicate]

Sometimes there's a nasty, guilty, CPU-hogging tab in Firefox that's maxing one of my CPU cores and making the whole browser sluggish. I'd like to find it and close it. Sometimes I get lucky, but ...
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In linux will single core failure of multiprocessor environment make its state offline?

I am currently working in linux environment. We can find whether a processor core is in offline using /sys/devices/system/cpu/offline.Will the single core failure of a multicore processor make it to ...
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spamd is using a LOT of CPU credits on my AWS EC2 instance

I've got a EC2 micro instance on AWS and running spamassassin. It's been consistently using about 0.5 CPU credits within a 5 minute period lately. (This means that my CPU is running at 50% over a 5 ...
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Can you find problems with this machine configuration? [closed]

tl;dr: Are the components at the bottom of this message reasonable for a one-user Ubuntu server that will be running multiple VM containers? Details: I'm a software developer working with a variety ...
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How to solve “system and compressed memory” taking 50% of the CPU? [duplicate]

Recently I connected a second hard drive to my laptop. After that system and compressed memory started eating 50% of the CPU. I removed new hard drive and it became normal. How to solve this issue?
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CPU core temps quickly at ~100°C with no load

This problem started a few month ago where this occurred a few times randomly but could be fixed with 1-3 reboots. Now this is a permanent problem: When my PC boots it takes about 5sec until my ...
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Computer with high specs lags for some reason. Don't know why

My computer has pretty decent specs. Windows 10.1 i5 3.7ghz processor 16GB Ram 4GB Nvidia GTX 980 Graphics Card CCleaner is run regularly. Over the last few weeks the computer has begun lagging and ...
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What hardware would be suitable for a relatively 'future-proof' consumer VR desktop gaming system?

I'm considering building a new PC. I'm not going to jump into this generation of consumer VR hardware, but the next set might have me. Can I build something now, or in the next few months if it's ...
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CPU: Older Technique + higher benchmark scores vs newer technique + lower scores

I am searching for a new laptop. I've noticed that the newer i5-6200U (Skylake) is beaten by a i7-4700HQ (Haswell). Why does Intel produce lesser Skylakes with a high price instead of producing only ...
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Acer ASPIRE ONE D257 Freezes and switches off

My girlfriend's Acer started to run slowly. I gave it to a "specialist". Nothing happened. The notebook is out of warranty since a long time. I cleaned the unnecessary programs - no result. Next ...
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How to diagnose my computer's issue?

I have a serious problem here, my desktop suddenly shutdown. I was testing my HDD and I found that it has some bad sectors, so I bought a new one: WD GREEN 500gb. After that everything went right, ...
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H81M-HDS Intel Pentium G3220, not Posting, and no video

I am experiencing issues with a, H81M-HDS motherboard with an Intel Pentium G3220, when I press the power button, the fans spin for half a second, it turns off, does it again, and will then spin the ...
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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 wrong with the i7 6700k and asus z170 pro gaming?

Hi i'm recently building a new rig. Since my old pc died after 7 years. So i thought, my time as come. Here's my build CPU - i7 6700k mobo: asus z170 pro gaming RAM: g skill 2x8gb @3000 mhz (checked ...
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How can I get rid of the 'System Interupts' process? [duplicate]

I have encountered a problem with my Compaq Laptop. When open up Task Manager I see that a whooping 24% of my CPU is being used by a process named 'System Interrupts'. My laptop isn't an expensive ...
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Linux cpu usages high but clock speed is low

I am running a game server (ark survival if it matters) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 and when the number of users connected increases the CPU usages also increases, which is as expected. But the clock speed ...
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Upcoming Broadwell-E single-threaded performance in i7-6950X vs 6900K vs 6850K

According to various leaks ( http://wccftech.com/intel-broadwell-e-core-i7-6950x-price/ ) and ( http://wccftech.com/intel-broadwell-e-hedt-computex-2016/ ) the CPU frequencies of the upcoming ...
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Out of a sudden, CPU overheating, causing crashes in apps and forced restart

I have this computer that I did assemple, since 2013. It is an i5 4690 @ 3.50 (not overclocked; I use the standard ASUS OC setup, which is set in the motherboard automatically). The video card is a ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Spooler SubSystem App takes high cpu?

I'm using windows 10 and updated automatically about two days ago. I just realized that "Spooler SubSystem App" takes about 30% of my CPU time. Restart does not work. (it's just there after reboot) ...
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Why is my CPU limited after sleep or hibernation?

I run Windows 10 x64 Build 1511 on a HP Pavilion dv6 with Intel Dual Core at 2.27GHz. Every time I sleep or hibernate my computer and wake it up, it runs at 0.77GHz or 1.56GHz, which makes my ...
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Will increasing RAM of my laptop with Core i3 processor, from 3gb to 8gb, speed up my laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron n5110. It has a Core i3 processor, and 3gb RAM. I have been told that I can install a maximum of 8gb RAM in my system. When I run Android Studio on it (while a Google Chrome ...
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Which CPU-s supported for Asus X551MJ?

I search the supported cpus in a long time, but it's realy hard to tell what CPU-s is ok for my computer and what is not. Asus has a search page for this, in here: https://www.asus.com/support/...
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“Memory Size Test Fail” on newly purchased 6900k

I just finished piecing my new build together. I am using the same PSU (Corsair 850i), video card, and SSD as my previous build, which was working without any issues. After I started a game up (any ...