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Will Elementary OS 32 bits performs better then 64 bits on Intel Atom N455 processor?

While it probably won't result in a noticeable difference, a 32 bit install will use slightly less RAM overall as the OS addresses it differently and you don't need to load both 32 and 64 bit ...
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elementary OS "freezes" on screen lock

Have you tried restarting lightdm?? When you get you screen locked, press CTRL + ALT + F1 and you will enter in console mode, then log in and execute the next command. sudo service lightdm restart ...
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Freya vs Luna performance requirement

In my opinion, Freya will have lower performance. I have not a single fact but I remember the "exposé effect" much smoother in Luna that in Freya, for example.
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Is elementary OS performance suitable for Games and Steam?

Because this is a subjective question I’m sure you will get different opinions here (especially as it is an elementary OS User forum). Firstly elementary is stable (I have similar specifications to ...
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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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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera freezing

The first step in resolving these issues is to see if you can establish whether your system is CPU bound, I/O bound, or memory bound. This is just a fancy way of saying you have a bottleneck at the ...
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Unexpected Shutdown

Try installing tlp it's a must have for laptop power management, the default settings are great but it is also very customisable. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp $ sudo apt-get update $ ...
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Why Firefox and Transmission are using so much memory?

You have only 2GiB of RAM. It's normal that your computer can't handle multitasking really well. You have a few options: A) Buy some extra RAM. If you have a laptop you can also add more RAM ...
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Is elementary OS performance suitable for Games and Steam?

I suggest reading these two articles since I can't be any better in stating my point of view. (I will put a extract of them for those who want to decide if the articles are worth reading): "A ...
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How can I tell what is making Elementary Loki slow in my laptop (Intel Core i3, 4Gb RAM)

One terminal command you can use is called 'top'. The link is here. I personally would use that and leave the terminal window open and just monitor it to see what process is causing the issue. This ...
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How well will Elementary OS run on a 5-yr old Acer netbook?

The System Recommendations are: Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor 1 GB of system memory (RAM) 15 GB of disk space Internet access That being said: I run freya on a ...
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CPU Overload when watching video

If andrew's solution didn't work, make sure that you got your video drivers installed properly, or your system might run in software-rendering mode, because then your video will be rendered via CPU. ...
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CPU Overload when watching video

open a terminal and the command sudo rmmod intel_powerclamp will remove the powerclamp module from your running system. If that fixes it, you can can enter the following in a terminal cd /etc/...
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Will Elementary OS 32 bits performs better then 64 bits on Intel Atom N455 processor?

On ark.intel.com your processor only capable handle 2GB memory RAM is useless if you use 64bit OS, since pointers can take up twice as much space on a 64-bit operating system. You should go with 32bit ...
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