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Gala and Xorg high CPU usage on Lenovo X220

Gala and Xorg are always above 13%, even if there are no other windows except Terminator. It drains the laptop's battery and keeps the laptop's cooler always on. I can't remember when I first noticed ...
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Is it possible to uninstall the AMD cpu microcode updates installed by Linux?

Apparently my fresh install of Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki installed a AMD cpu microcode update for my FX-9590 cpu without my permission. I've heard horror stories of backdoors built into firmware ...
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Recommended Install Path for Intel Coffee Lake CPU?

I'm planning on building a new Coffee Lake/8th gen based PC (i7-8700k), which is only supported in kernel version 4.13+. I'm fairly new to Elementary, but am loving it so far and I'd like to make it ...
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how do I overclock AMD fx-7500

I have an AMD FX-7500. I wonder is it possible to overclock this on linux? I seem to be completely unable to do this.
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Loki 0.4.1 packagekid process overloads the CPU

Please help me understand what is happening. What is this process and how to get rid of the fact that it eats the CPU resource. I will be glad to any help in this matter. My laptop: https://www.asus....
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How is your support for older 64 bit AMD processors?

I have an older PC with 2 core AMD 64 bit processors. Your specs seem to call for an Intel i3 processor as the minimum. Let me know.
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Cpu usage 50% because of network activity

Why is the cpu(celeron g1840) usage 50% and more (not reported as a system process) because of network activity to keeton.canonical.com, ftp.bit.nl and others?(os is loki) I tracked it down up to: ...
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High cpu usage Chrome

I am in Elementary Loki 0.4 64 bit Google Chrome version 57 when I play a youtube video CPU USAGE is insane about 90, the video is only 480p. when I play through audience it's just 30 percent max and ...
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Set CPU Frequency on reboot

Device - HP 23-q010e Kernel - 4.4.0-64-generic Heres what I've tried: No way to lock the CPU-frequency to a specific value The above link only talks about setting the cpu freq on the current boot, ...
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Should I install the proprietary CPU drivers?

Should I enable the proprietary CPU drivers displayed under 'Software & updates - Additional drivers'?
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downloading lots of data and keeps my cpu busy right after start

just have installed this OS (loki) and I really like it but there is a thing I am worry about. I have noticed that something keeps downloading data and keeps my cpu busy right after start of system. ...
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Too long to power up [duplicate]

I guess this may be a repost, but I'm using a very good pc(i7-4720HQ, 8gb ram, gtx 950m 4gb) and after I enter my password is taking like 1-2 min for dock and wingpanel to show up. Does anyone know ...
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Is there any fix for the high CPU usage of Gala?

I've been keeping attention to processes in my laptop and gala is constantly in the top 3 places, many times using more then 100% of the CPU. I think that is what was been slowing down my computer, ...
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Is the CPu temperature of my laptop normal -> possible overheating

I'm using Elementary OS 0.4 Loki. When I start the laptop in the morning (the laptop is cold), if i run sensors 36° Celsius. After some time, if i open a browser, the speed fan gets to 2000 rpm and ...
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CPU stalling on a Razer Blade During Installation

I've recently downloading Loki and I've tried to install it like one would. However it seems I've run into a few problems. Before I get into anything, I'm running on a Razer Blade 2016 with a 6700HQ ...
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Gala high CPU usage

Gala use above 50% of cpu even you don't do anything. There seems to be no problems with xfce and openbox. I found these with google: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40289841/elementary-os-0-4-...
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packagekitd takes a lot of CPU when starting Loki [closed]

I have a loud fan and don't like when CPU goes hot for no reason. When I start Loki 25% of CPU is taken by packagekitd which is enough to make the fan too loud. Anyway, I expect that to check for ...
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Can I make a Loki 32-bit version?

What would it take to create an unofficial 32-bit version of Loki? What would be the steps required to build it from the source? What would be missing or non-functional? If someone provided an ISO, ...
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50% CPU usage on idle, 100% CPU usage as soon as I open a window

I Installed elementary os freya on an old computer, dual boot with windows xp: Ram 1GB Processor: Amd i686 Graphic card is: S3 ProSavageDDR It is very slow. I checked on the gnome monitor. Memory ...
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Weird and glitchy video/screen

i have Elementary Freya, and today i went outside to feed my dogs, i was playing tf2 before to leave so, cpu was a little hot atm. i suspended the laptop and turndown the screen, when i get back ...
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Should I use the 32-bit or 64-bit system on a low-end laptop?

I was thinking of installing Freya on an old laptop I used to work on. The laptop is a Compaq CQ58 and it has 4GB of RAM, an AMD E1-1200 1.4 GHz dual core processor, and AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics. I ...
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No way to lock the CPU-frequency to a specific value

I try to lock my CPU to a specific clock frequency (1.2 GHz). Using Ubuntu (14 or 15), it works perfectly by editing the /sys/devices/system/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq with the specific Hz-value (...
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

I just would like to know if freya 0.3.2 supports the new Intel Skylake chipsets (I'm looking into buying a new laptop that has an i7-6500U CPU). I've read that the new Linux kernel 4.3 will support ...
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Why HEVC format requires Dual-Core CPU?

I have an Intel Core i3 CPU m 380 @253GHz, and I had tried to play a HEVC file in VLC; it played but not smoothly(RAM is 4GB). However, I have another laptop of with Pentium R Dual-Core CPU T4500 @2....
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How to get my elementary laptop to show my quad-core CPU info?

I have an elementary laptop that has an Intel Quad-Core i3-3217U CPU (1.80GHz) processor. I would like to get all four of my processor cores displayed in my Conky. Is there commands for certain info ...
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Gala constantly using 90%+ of CPU [closed]

For some reason, Gala is constantly using at least 90% of my CPU when only a few programs are running. It slows the whole computer down, and it's a constant pain to do anything. I'm using a GeForce ...
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

I am currently running integrated graphics with an AMD A4 7300 APU. I am looking to upgrade my system with an AMD Athlon X4 860K CPU and a Sapphire R9 270. Do I need to reinstall elementary OS after ...
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How to check which application are using most resources?

How can I monitor which application are using most resources such as RAM and CPU? How do I disable them?