Questions tagged [cpu-usage]

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

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My Kali Linux is Freezing Randomly (Check description)

See My issue is that my system Os freezes randomly like for example I have opened a VS code and I'm writing a code suddenly everything freezes, I tried to see the CPU usage but I saw that even closing ...
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CPU usage is stuck at 14%

I have a problem. Every minute or so, my CPU usage just jumps to 14%. Then, everything lags out, the sound is distorted, and my mouse responds with a delay. After around 30 seconds it goes back to ...
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WMI-activity Operational Log does not exist, running Windows 7

I've been experiencing rather high CPU usage from WmiPrvSE.exe, enough to overclock my CPU constantly. I did the usual and checked all dependent processes, restarted it, did multiple levels of virus ...
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How to determine cause of extremely high CPU load on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro?

My MacBook at times becomes extremely unresponsive, where the mouse doesn't move and then begins to move randomly (I suppose these events are being backed up, then the system tries to respond later). ...
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Fan works hard while `yarn start`

I build websites with ReactJs, npm, yarn, etc. When I do yarn start and check websites in development with localhost, the fan of my Mac works hard, and the noise is annoying. Does anyone have any ...
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Windows 10 100% CPU Usage on System, System Interrupts

I have a problem with Windows 10 that I have not been able to solve after countless of hours that I've spent searching for the solution. I have found some strange things so far that might help to find ...
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What does software reporter tool actually do?

I'm no longer using Chrome. Today I just started it accidentally, and noticed the "classical" extremely high CPU usage and fans spinning hard due to the infamous software reporter tool and terminate ...
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100% CPU usage due to system interruption

I know there are similar questions asked already. But none of them seem to help me. Since yesterday I have been trying to resolve the problem with my CPU usage going to 100%. I nailed it down to my ...
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WMI provider host high CPU load

I know there are plenty of posts about that issue, and I have read them. All the suggests boil down to: Rebuilding WMI Repository - I checked and winmgmt reports that the repository is consistent ...
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Why would that blue line in Resource Monitor/CPU stay constantly pegged at 100%?

During my research I found that the blue line was the "maximum frequency" and that it's not a great indicator of CPU overload but should still be correlated to the current CPU load. In my case, no ...
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What is the difference between the total cpu usage and cpu usage in processes list?

I am new to Glance. And I have a quesiton, what is the difference between the toal cpu usage and cpu usage in processes list? For example: CPU usage of PID 9303 is 100%, but in top left corner, the ...
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Windows System Idle Process - details on complex CPU power saving methods and other power-saving mechanisms [closed]

Wikipedia's article about System Idle Process states (emphasis mine): Later versions of Windows implement more complex CPU power saving methods. On these systems the idle thread will call routines ...
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Cygwin + git + ssh = unusable (high CPU usage due to Antimalware Service Executable)

Operations with git take very long time making git unusable. For example, when one does git pull (to update local repo to master repo) Antimalware Service Executable eats close to 90% of the CPU and ...
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Downloading slows down computer?

I have just completed my build this morning and I wanted to see how fast it is. So I opened up steam and launched borderlands 2(which I pretty much abandoned) and Fusion 360 (it is a workstation build)...
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Running intensive GPU task reduces CPU frequency in atom x5-z8300

If I run an intensive CPU task, the CPU frequency is reduced (as expected) to reduce temperature: but when I run an intensive GPU task, the cpu speed is reduced to minimal No significant difference ...
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Windows 10 C drive gets slightly bigger everytime I start the computer

I have TightVNC and ScreenConnect on my Windows 10 computer, and every time I turn on my computer and log in, the C: partition adds more bytes to the total size of the C: partition; it's not a huge ...
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USB Wireless headphone transmitter causes audio AND video stuttering when outputting to it

I have an Arctis 7 wireless headset with its associated transmitter. This seemed like a case of the signal being poor to the headphones until I noticed that outputting via this transmitter shot the ...
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Laptop significantly slows down white charging/plugged in

(TL;DR is at the end of the post) Hello everyone. My current laptop is an HP 15-r218nv. I know this isn't the best laptop for gaming, but it gets the job done. I have bought it 3 years ago and it ...
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ntoskrnl.exe is causing high CPU usage, and I can't debug it due to <Symbols disabled> in WPA

I've tried following the top solution here Troubleshoot High CPU usage by the "System" process. It seems quite a few people have had this same ntoskrnl.exe nonstop CPU usage problem. However,...
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High CPU usage from “VBoxVirtualHeadless” (VirtualBox isn't install it on my laptop)

My CPU load is high, up to 100% a lot of the time, because of a two tasks called "VBoxVirtualHeadless" and "VirtualBox", which have a high CPU usage up to 60% even if VirtualBox isn't installed on my ...
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Uneven distribution of load in linux cpu cores

I have a virtual linux server that has 8 cores. I added an additional 4 cores without rebooting the server, and I saw the additional CPUs but they are still offline: I found a way to make the ...
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Can I run my CPU at 100% usage for a long time?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570, 32 GB ram, 2.2 ghz and 6 cores. When i use an application (The parsim command on MATLAB) (for more details) then my fan starts running fast , during this my PC doesn't seem ...
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How to monitor CPU usage on an application instead of individual processes?

I'd like to track the CPU and memory usage of an app - e.g. Brave or Chrome - which, if you check with a tool such as htop or System Monitor, shows a large number of separate processes (as below). ...
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WSL processes consuming my CPU

Sorry in advance for the long post, I am very desperate for help and all info I think is helpful has been provided. Main Issue: WSL processes are going crazy and I don't know why. Here is an ...
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FFMPEG Very Slow Yet Low CPU Utilisation

I am using FFMPEG to merge some videos into a single video. For some reason, it is running extremely slowly, barely using any computing power (see picture below). I am not recompiling the video. (See ...
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is there a way to ensure that drivers have been updated properly?

recently, I have updated some drivers in windows 8.1,but I have noticed some weird changes.for instance,my CPU and GPU temperature have never exceeded 70C while gaming,but they do now even the temps ...
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CPU maxed at 20% usage but Windows shows 100% CPU usage

RealTemp shows that my CPU usage never goes above 25%, while Windows Task Manager thinks it's using 100%. The temperatures of the CPU never goes above 30 degrees on core 1 and 2, and never goes above ...
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Increase cpu clock in high demanding apps without setting it at 100% all the time

I have an issue with my CPU (i7 6700k) running too low when using audio softwares. It runs at about 1.5ghz instead of 4ghz, which causes audio cracklings and drop-outs because my DAW uses over 70% of ...
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HTTP Auto Proxy Detection Worker Process high CPU usage

On a new laptop with Windows 10 Pro Version 1903 I'm experiencing high CPU usage (more than 50%) by usually two processes "HTTP Auto Proxy Detection Worker Process". These processes start heavy CPU ...
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Process: System usage at about 30%. WPA shows unkown process

Solution: I dug a bit deeper in WPA and at least found a name. It was in the same dropdown menu that has 25% usage (at the time of recording). Although WPA said it had to do with a kernal driver, I ...
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ChromeX64 is using only 30% of CPU

As in title, my 64-bit Chrome is using only 30% of CPU. The weird thing is - taskmanager of Chrome displays usage of 100% of CPU - but the Windows task manager displays 30%, as on screenshot: Windows ...
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Why am I seeing 100% CPU usage from mundane tasks on Windows 10?

I have a problem when my CPU raises to 100% usage from mundane tasks that normally take less than 1% of CPU for a few minutes. This is how it looks like: Now it is true that the Antimalware can take ...
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External monitor flickers when CPU is high

I've got a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017 model, from work) plugged into a large 4K external monitor via a USB-C to DisplayPort cable. It's worked nicely since I started using this setup a few weeks ago, ...
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Firefox + Code memory hog

I'm answering my own question, which this question helped me find the cause for: Ubuntu 18.04 "Web Content" & "WebExtension" high CPU usage Hey, this was very interesting - I ...
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What exactly does the CPU busy light mean?

Most computers have a "CPU busy light" with a sillo icon beside it that lights up periodically. But what exactly does that light mean? Is it turned on when the CPU is in Usage or when the hard drive I/...
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CPU usage explodes from 30-40% to 99%?

Whenever I try to browse www.upstox.com in Opera 65 or any other browser, suddenly CPU usage explodes to 99%, GPU usage explodes to >80%, fan starts to throw fire at me. Meanwhile, this service ...
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I'm having a very slow Toshiba Satellite laptop bought 4 years ago with a process called “System interrupts” with CPU usage of 80% or more? [closed]

I tried everything in Win 10-1909-64, maybe installing Windows 7 or Ubuntu 18.04.3 or Kubuntu 18.04.3 would solve the problem? Note from authors comments: The problem seems to have been solved by a ...
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Difference between Task Manager and Process Explorer regarding CPU utilization

When I open Task Manager and Process Explorer I can see they present different CPU utilization values. Moreover, 'Processes' and 'Details' tabs in the same Task Manager indicate different CPU ...
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CPU spiking to 100% doing minimal tasks

This issue just started happening one day after the day before when the computer was running perfectly. CPU is spiking to 100% doing very minor things like reloading a webpage or opening a folder in ...
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Windows 10: “Settings” causing 100% CPU

With the latest update of Windows 10 (or could be an earlier update), every time I open Settings, the CPU jumps straight to 100%, rather than the normal ~15%. I'd like to view all bluetooth devices, ...
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Understand vmstat output in Solaris

What does r b w column exactly means in vmstat output. Does r means number of threads which are waiting for CPU or number of threads currently running . Also what does b and w column means. When ...
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Explorer.exe RAM and CPU usage keeps increasing with no limit until I terminate the process

I'm running Windows 10 Pro 1903 (18362.418) on an Acer A515-51G-72DB laptop. The only thing I think is interacting with explorer.exe is ClassicStartMenu. I'm not sure when was the starting point, but ...
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High CPU usage unless task manager opened, but no rootkit detected

I am using Windows 10 (v1903). Whenever I open Task Manager, I see that CPU usage is at 100% -- but then it plummets to ordinary numbers (typically below 20%). This change happens so quickly that I ...
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CPU usage spikes from Windows services

I've been having a sudden issue come up recently on a laptop with Windows 10. To make things short, I noticed that the fans would speed up and become noticeably loud for short periods of time (about ...
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Low CPU Usage on Core 0

So here's an interesting problem. I was about to turn off my computer about 2 weeks ago when I noticed something strange in Task Manager. I have the CPU graph set to see the logical processors ...
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tracker-extract CPU usage is consistently at ~100%

I have a CentOS 7 machine where tracker-extract is consistently at more than 98% of a CPU core (on top). Looking at journalctl -b, I see numerous lines like: tracker-extract[22061]: unable to create ...
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Windows 10 cpu usage not above 27%

For a while now I noticed my laptop has been slowing down. This is a pretty powerful machine. After a short investigation I see that my cpu usage never ever exceeds 27%. Looks like a power settings ...
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Alienware 15 R4 2018

I bought an Alienware 15 R4 in 2018. I heard a lot about it being too noisy due to the fans always being on because of excessive heat, and for this reason it is under performing. I was going to ...
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Linux server - Java processes suddenly consume 100% cpu

I have an ubutnu 16.04 server hosting a web-based ticketing software called TheHive. In basic, TheHive utilizes Java and Elasticsearch to run properly, and until recently had been running for long ...
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Mysterious CPU load without process

On my new Windows 10 Home Edition Dell XPS 15 7590 I have some background CPU activity popping up regularly without any obvious process causing this load. Even when the System Idle Process is at over ...

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