Questions tagged [cpu]

The part of a computer responsible for performing computations, often referred to as a processor.

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MSI H310M Arctic Gaming and i5-9600k not booting?

I am trying to update to i5-9600k so I bought a H310M MOBO. I am facing the following problem: On start nothing BEEPS(even one), everything works smooth into the case: ventilators, CPU cooler, ...
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Windows Server 2012 running at low Maximum Frequency even under full load

A Windows 2012 Server (system specs below) is running at 0-20% Max Frequency only despite being under full load, CPU usage constantly at >=100%. (according to Ressource Monitor, picture below). Why is ...
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Overall performance of PC slowing down. Can someone help me with this issue?

I’ve currently had my computer for about a year and a half, and for one of my first builds, it has worked very well to this point. Recently, the performance for my PC has drastically gone down. I’ve ...
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Nine year old HP PC fails to boot with no error beeps

When I turn on my PC, the screen said "no signal". I checked the RAM with no error beep, even without RAM, but when I remove the CPU it beeps. So i really need to check if the motherboard still alive ...
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Why some processes cannot change CPU priority?

I'm on older machine and setting priority to Above Normal or High helps to improve performance for certain applications. Like e.g. for games. I use System Explorer to set priority and set to ...
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Linux : Understanding load average and % CPU?

When I execute top command on my ubuntu system I see below results top - 07:58:58 up 1:21, 1 user, load average: 0.82, 0.73, 0.55 Tasks: 293 total, 1 running, 292 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 ...
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Is there a way to get rid of that high pitched squelch from my laptop?

I have an earlier HP elitebook that I notice produces a high pitch squelch that some people my not even notice. It gets pretty annoying when you have two of them together. I feel like I have dog ...
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From PC Turning off without any signal to Black Screen

My name is Michal, I come from Slovakia and I would like to ask you for your opinion/help, I have an old computer, I have it like approx.3 years but when I got it, it was already used some time. ...
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Privacy / Content of small dumps

In https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/small-memory-dump it is explained that even a small memory dump under windows (limited fixed size, i think 64 / 256 kb) will ...
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cpu overheating when watching youtube videos

i run fedora 29 on amd athlon ii x2 240 with 4gb ram. today suddenly cpu started overheating and shutting down while watching youtube videos. i'm not sure is problem with os, browser (google chrome) ...
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Monitor gets no signal after installing new components (cpu, mb and ram)

I encountered a problem after changing some of my components. I have replaced an Intel Pentium G3220 with a AMD Ryzen 5 1600x and accordingly my motherboard, a Gigabyte H81M-S1 by an Asrock B450M-HDV. ...
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Which is better? Comparison [closed]

All right? A friend asked me which option is best: a Dual Core 1.6 Ghz or a Q. Core 1.1 Ghz? Both of them with 4GB of RAM. Do you have an ideia if, for having a higher Ghz rate the Dual Core can, ...
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Video conversion bottleneck with ffmpeg

I'm curious to know which part of my setup is the main bottleneck in converting my video files to H.265 codecs. I'd like to avoid the debate about whether it is worth it or not, and let's assume I've ...
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How to see usage of each core in Windows 10?

The Performance tab of the Task Manger shows this: i.e. the CPU usage, and the number of cores (and logical cores) I have available. Can I get a graph like this for each core, to see whether ...
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how to set DELL Precision 5530 running Windows 10 to run I7 processor at max speed (4.3GHZ) continually?

Need to run our Intel I7 6core processor at max speed of 4.3GHZ on our Dell Prec 5530 laptop, so that our computation app (compiled by Julia lang) runs continually at max speed 4.3GHZ. I tried going ...
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Does CPU Single Core speed have any effect on Web Browsing

I was wondering would there be any difference between a 2700x or 8700k, (mainly the difference in single clock speed) when it comes to simple web browsing i have 3200 cl 14 ram 16gb, optane 900p.
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How can I determine what is murdering my CPU?

My system is periodically becoming very sluggish. Everything is hard to do when it gets like this, including typing. The mouse pointer is generally fairly responsive, but clicking is not. After a ...
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Assigning 1 CPU to do 1 Thread

I am implementing a code that create a pulse output via a digital IO for stepper driver. However i notice when there is a 'stray' program running (ie anti virus), the output(duty cycle) will become ...
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Unusual CPU temperature spikes

First, I know (kind of) that a CPU temperature of more than about 60oC for long periods is not good. In Core Temp, I see the max CPU temperature reported as high as above 80oC, for no apparent reason. ...
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CPU fan randomly going to 100% [closed]

I have a problem with cpu fan on my ASUS UX330U. It would completely out of the blue reach max rpm (~8000), even though the system is not loaded at all (like 1-10% cpu usage and around 25-40C temp), ...
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Linux Overheating Issues

My laptop is Dell inspiron 13 7380, a message keeps showing in system log: CPUx: Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = xxx) for all cpu cores. My laptop temperature ...
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Ubuntu Linux complete freeze on multi-core load

I got a problem with my computer freezing I have not been able to resolve. The system spec's are as follows: AMD FX6300 ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 2x Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX BeQuiet Straight Power ...
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Performance Issues Post SSD Upgrade

We have have Lenovo B40-80 laptops, recently we have upgraded them with Kingstom A400 SSD. Post upgrade Laptops works fine for 4-5 days and post that we face heavy performance issues. We are using ...
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Setting up a server for mobile / web app backend

I am currently creating a mobile application which will run on iOS and Android. Apart from that, there will be a web platform to log in to and handle some stuff too - think about it as a dashboard. ...
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Detection of hazards in CPU

I have one question about processor using pipelining. Can the processor with instruction pipelining work without hazard detection?
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Changing endianness of a file?

a bit of a noob question: how would I convert a file's endianness, so that it went from this 00 00 00 78 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 F8 00 00 00 18 to this: 78 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 F8 00 00 00 18 00 00 ...
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Cassandra high cpu load issues with 3.11.1

We have a 12 node Cassandra cluster with below specs 8 cores 16GB HEAP/32GB RAM with G1GC Java version : openjdk version "1.8.0_151" All of a sudden we started seeing some high cpu load (which is ...
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Computer Randomly Restarts no BSOD or error (Custom PC Build)

So I have a rather weird error, I just finished building a desktop made from custom picked parts (listed below). The installation process and everything went fine but when I started to install ...
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Intel Xeon E-2176M Processor with 32gb of RAM how many bit the CPU has?

I have read on the internet that a 32-bit CPU can handle around 4gb RAM max,while a 64-bit CPU can reach maximum of 16gb of RAM. How come than that on the market I can find something like this: Intel ...
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Windows 10 throttling CPU to dead slow

I'm facing windows 10 slow/non-responsive behavior (perhaps after 1809 update) and after doing many fixes mentioned online (like drivers update, services on/off, windows update etc) i ended up in ...
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Using Android Studio on a Surface Pro(5th gen)

I am someone who wants to build an app using Android Studio. An important function of Android Studio is to test the app that is being developed. I tried testing on a virtual device but it refuses to ...
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Fans significantly louder after motherboard/CPU change

I've been noticing that one of my fans (I assume CPU fan - SpeedFan won't list my GPU fan and the noise increases correspond to higher CPU fan readings) has been getting really loud while playing ...
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When laptop switches on, the led lights up but nothing on screen

My laptop is a Samsung n150 plus and it runs windows 7 starter with 2gb ram and Intel atom processor with 1.66ghz clock rate.However, when i plugged in the charger a led lights up(which is for show ...
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VirtualBox in VirtualBox CPU core usage

Background: I am attempting to run a VirtualBox VM within a VirtualBox VM. The first host machine is running atop an Intel 4670k, with Intel Virtualization Technology enabled, with 4 total cores ...
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MSI CPU Fan spins then stops and spins again

I have a MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth pro. A couple days ago, I noticed it the laptop getting hot. I mostly use the laptop for music producing/video editing. To go into further detail, I run a program ...
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wonder if my MOBO and CPU are gonna support specific RAM ?

My MOBO currently has 16GB RAM 1600MHz installed and the CPU is intel i5-2300 core. I decided to upgrade to 32GB RAM. The MOBO is GA-z68x-ud4-b3 and it supports variety of RAM speeds, but my CPU ...
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Comparing CPU benchmark

I have a laptop with the Intel Core I7-6700HQ. In the next days my workstation will be ready, with a Ryzen 7 2700x. As you can see in this benchmark the overall difference is ONLY 64%. This sounds ...
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How to upgrade my desktop CPU to a better one?

Well, this may be too broad of a question. Let me break it down a bit: Type of CPU, is it must be following some sort of similar standard so to be able to work? What standard? (My CPU is Intel(R) ...
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What is YXEnternal64 in Win10? It's occupying a lot of CPU usage when bootup?

What is YXEnternal64? It's occupying a lot of CPU usage when bootup? It's been almost happening for the last five bootups. Every time I can hear the CPU fan cooling very loudly. Sometimes it's also ...
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Is there any command in linux to find out the cpu usage of each cpu core for a particular process?

I initially used ps -p <pid> -o %cpu,%mem to get the percentage of the cpu usage. But when I run some thread programs the returned value of cpu usage is greater than 100. I know it because of ...
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Computer Sometimes Hangs During Startup and Always Hangs After Sleeping

I just built a new rig (full specs and BIOS snapshots at bottom) and I'm having a problem with it experiencing what appears to be random CPU hangs during startup. My board is an MSI B450I Mini-ITX ...
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Linux Drastically Underclocking CPU (i5-4300U CPU)

Currently working on an issue and am looking for some guidance. Our current setup is a dual core (i5-4300U) Advantech box running Ubuntu 14.04. I am seeing these rare occasions where the CPU cores go ...
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ubuntu 16.04 freezes with 100% cpu most of which is IOWAIT

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 0301 running Ubuntu 16.04.5 regularly freezes with System Monitor showing full cpu use, but most of which is IOWAIT. After a while the system 'gets going' again, but if I ...
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Any ways to force a CPU to run at its full capacity without THROTTLING?

I'm running an emulation game in my Lenovo laptop on a Windows platform, but the CPU starts to throttle after a few minutes, which clearly shows a massive clock speed decrease from 3.38GHz (maximum ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 530S - Heavy throttling making CPU stuck at 1.58GHz clock speed - Any solutions?

I'm using a Lenovo Ideapad 530S, which has i5 8250U CPU and MX150 GPU. Whenever I play a game such as Forza Horizon 3, the CPU clock starts with 3.38GHz, which is the maximum clock speed possible. ...
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Window 10 lagging over 25% CPU utilization

Windows 10 machine becomes very laggy at moderate CPU utilization. Mouse moves laggy and slow, audio becomes intermittent etc... When I check for Task Manager and Resorce Manager nothing seems wrong. ...
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70% GPU usages and 100% CPU usages on RTX2080ti and 6700K

Recently I update from the GTX1070 to the RTX2080ti, but there is only about 70% GPU usages when I play the Rainbowsix Siege and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. It will be 100% when I use the GTX1070 so I ...
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Will VMWare Workstation 14 or 15 run with i5-2400 Intel processor or not?

I have heard various stories either way - some people say yes, some say no, and if they say yes, they said they have had "problems" installing or using it - without clarification. So the question is: ...
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Change affinity while process active

I'm running a CPU consuming process (calculate mandelbrot set) and that process takes almost 100% of the CPU (I have 8 cores on my machine). when I change the affinity to half of the cores the CPU ...
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~100% CPU Usage with little CPU Process utilization

Fresh install Windows 7 on single core desktop. Windows Task Manager: Performance Tab: spikes to ~100% CPU usage for long periods (30+ seconds) Processes Tab: sum of CPU column is < 4% Windows ...