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How to check which application are using most resources?

Option 1: Install GNOME System Monitor with the Software Center Open up the Software Center from the Applications menu Search for GNOME System Monitor Select GNOME System Monitor from the results and ...
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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? A lot of work without using our existing build infrastructure. What would be the steps required to build it from the source? Again,...
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packagekitd takes a lot of CPU when starting Loki

It is a known issue, it's reported and confirmed here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/appcenter/+bug/1587975 I'm still waiting for an fix or update myself.
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

The only main issue : your video graphic card. If you want to change your graphic card, do not forget to uninstall your driver.
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

Please define "supports" :) I'm writing this on my new Dell Precision 5510 featuring an Intel i7-6820hq (Skylake chipset), running elementaryOS 0.3.2 (Freya). My only kernel related issue has been the ...
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Too long to power up

This is a bug with DBus - see the answer I posted here. Essentially DBus is preventing everything from starting up, so until that's fixed you need to rename the file causing issues: sudo mv /etc/...
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How is your support for older 64 bit AMD processors?

This is kind of subjective but actually there is no problem at all running elementary OS 0.4 loki on 2 core AMD 64 bit if you have enough RAM (4-8 GB)
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Set CPU Frequency on reboot

Install TLP sudo apt install tlp Then edit the config file - set the governor to powersave sudo scratch-text-editor /etc/default/tlp Ensure the following lines are not commented and are as show ...
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Should I install the proprietary CPU drivers?

Enabling this wouldn't harm your machine. Users of CPUs belonging to the Intel Haswell and Broadwell processor families in particular must install these microcode updates to ensure system stability. ...
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

No, not usually. I have switched hard disks between different machines more than once, and that shouldn’t be a problem. The only thing to make sure beforehand might be to see whether your new hardware ...
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How to check which application are using most resources?

Maybe this link will help you. The terminal is capable of showing you running processes via the top command. All you need to do is open a terminal, whether on your desktop or, if things have frozen ...
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Should I use the 32-bit or 64-bit system on a low-end laptop?

It is recommended that at 4GB of RAM and above, users use the 64-bit version, assuming they have a 64-bit capable CPU. You may, however, see a slight performance improvement by using the 32-bit ...
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How to get my elementary laptop to show my quad-core CPU info?

Sorry to tell you but 3217u is a dual core processor. You can see its specifications at: Intel i3 3217u However you can add some variables to your .conkyrc to see information about your cores. 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? elementary OS has substantial information on getting started on their ...
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CPU frequency control tool?

Check this: https://snapcraft.io/auto-cpufreq Hope, this will suit your needs.
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Only using 2 cores instead of 4

Is this your CPU? If that's the case you only have 2 cores not 4. Otherwise update your question with your CPU model. I doubt your laptop has it, but some computers allow to unblock the CPU to have ...
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Recommended Install Path for Intel Coffee Lake CPU?

You could install Ukuu which makes it easy to install kernels, including 4.13, and roll back if the kernel causes issues. Check the link below on how to use it. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/...
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Is there any fix for the high CPU usage of Gala?

It's not normal for it to be so slow. There might be a corrupt package. Try reinstalling gala. Open synaptic package manager by typing it in the applications menu search bar. Let it load. Once done, ...
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CPU stalling on a Razer Blade During Installation

For the messages you indicate, I can see two problems. The first of them is about the wireless card (Atheros ath10k). The boot process can't find the firmware file named firmware-5.bin. There are ...
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downloading lots of data and keeps my cpu busy right after start

I think that it may be because of auto update performed by AppCenter. I noticed that too on my machine. Here's how to disable these updates: 1. Kill AppCenter `killall appcenter` 2.Show all the ...
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50% CPU usage on idle, 100% CPU usage as soon as I open a window

Thanks for the info. I tried a few linux distribution with different desktops. Here are the results. In Linux mint with xfce the windows move very slow and keep moving even if I let the mouse ...
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No way to lock the CPU-frequency to a specific value

sudo apt-get install linux-tools-common and then you can either force: cpupower frequency-set -f clock_freq set max: cpupower frequency-set -u clock_freq or set min: cpupower frequency-set -d ...
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

I run a NUC6i3SYK (Skylake Core i3-6100U) elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04.) After trying several other Kernels I now successfully run the 4.2.8 Kernel. Below kernel 4.x (3.19 is now the stock ...
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Why HEVC format requires Dual-Core CPU?

First off, both of those processors are a 2010 vintage, and HEVC is a relatively new format, however it certainly doesn't require a dual core. Neither are performing better, the graphics on the i3 ...
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