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Questions tagged [cpu]

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

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Task Manager does not show correct per-process CPU usage on Windows 10 1809

Under Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (Build 17763.55) Task Manager does not show correct CPU usage on a per-process basis. Processes that use up the entirety of the processor are reported to only use ...
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cpu heavy usage linux mint 19 samsung chromebook 3

Recently, I installed Linux Mint 19 on my chromebook, and after installation, the cpu usage spikes whenever I interact with essentially any application. I tried uninstalling packages, installing tools,...
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VT-x not available on i5-6400 CPU w/ Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

I have an Intel Core i5-6400 CPU installed on a ASUS Z-170A mainboard. According to the documentation of my CPU, this CPU supports Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X) and it is listed as ...
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Motherboard Socket LGA 1150 - What is the fastest and best CPU available for this machine? [on hold]

as the title suggests I have z97-p motherboard with that cpu socket. Currently there is a 4790k that I believe is only 4 core but is pretty fast (4ghz standard and can be overclocked if needed a fair ...
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Does a USB-C graphic adapter need as much CPU power as a USB 3.0 adapter does?

I have an i-tec USB 3.0 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter - Display Port from which uses a display-link driver. However, this setup uses a huge amount of processor power as it emulates a graphic card. I ...
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Can Windows make use of 16+ core processors? [on hold]

There's currently a number of processors on the market with 12, 14, 16, 16 32 cores (AMD Threadripper, Intel i9) and so on. Can Windows 10 even make use of this power? We know that it can support up ...
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CPU Frequency Scaling BASH Script

I've written a script to run when my PC starts up and it's supposed to overwrite "energy_performance_preference" and "scaling_governor" with ones that have different values. What's happening is only ...
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Assembly, Registers and Stacks; what do they do, do they do things? Let's find out [closed]

So, I am more or less voluntarily learning NASM, and I have problems finding sources that really explain it. Unlike with Java or C# I can't just use google as well, since Assembly just isn't used by ...
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Math Processing Unit [closed]

Lately I learned compute shaders in Unity3D, I could suddenly do many more calculations on the GPU per second than I could on the CPU, provided that I could write them to be tasks that run with many ...
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Is i7-940XM compatible with rPGA989 socket?

Is the Intel i7-940XM compatible with a rPGA989 socket? My laptop is a ASUS K52JT with a Pentium P6200 processor. Can I replace it with i7-940XM? If I can, at which frequencies can I run it? The ...
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CPU usage at 100% but tasks using it are not showing

My CPU usage is at 100%, but when I open task manager, there are no tasks using 100% of its processing power. This is what I mean: I've sorted the apps in descending order of CPU usage. Adding them ...
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How does multithread work when hardware has 4 cores and software app has more than 4 threads

Let's say I have a processor with 4 cores and 4 threads and an application with 20 threads that I need them to make constant checkings (let's say they are events), how does the processor run all ...
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CPU Does not run at full speed

I've been experiencing a problem with my processor's speed lately. The CPU is running 797MHz, instead of it's full performance. In the past, it's been running well, until yesterday when it suddenly ...
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Intel 3570k OC's to higher ratios with more stability than 4670k; Any cons to reverting?

My generous friend recently left me his old PC which included an Intel 4670k. I recently began using software to OC my old PC's 3570k and was thrilled to learn that 5 years into it's life (without ...
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Minimal CPU and memory usage during concatenation, future advice need

I'm joining two 4K Prores422 HQ MOV files, a short spot (1GB) and a feature film (220GB). My current fps is around 9.0 and according to activity monitor my CPU usage is at 0.34% and only 5GB memory ...

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