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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. central processing unit

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • central processing unit
  • n. Any character or entity controlled by the game software.
  • n. the main computer case containing the central components of a personal computer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The central processing unit, that part of the electronic circuitry of a computer in which the arithmetic and logical operations are performed on input data, which are thereby converted to output data; it is usually located on the mainboard, or motherboard, of a computer. The CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached. Most personal computers as of 1998 had only one CPU, but some computers may have more than one CPU.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  • n. (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

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Examples

  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx based on your screenshot, this is not true. it is ironic, but the graphical system monitor you are using? it itself uses a huge amount of CPU power to run. you can see this in the system monitor itself. go to processes and sort by CPU%. take it off your panel & dont run it.

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  • Re: High CPU usage, nothing running. based on your screenshot, this is not true. it is ironic, but the graphical system monitor you are using? it itself uses a huge amount of CPU power to run. you can see this in the system monitor itself. go to processes and sort by CPU%. take it off your panel & dont run it.

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  • CPU% is the percentage (0-100, number only) of CPU resources allowed for the app.

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  • Multiplying cpu usage from top by CPU frequency it was using 1. 8GHz for the couch scenes and 1. 2GHz for the plate scenes.

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  • Ok, so if I'm getting ~50\% on TV1 with a 2. 5Ghz cpu versus your 10-20\% on your 2GHz cpu, it looks like not a lot of CPU acceleration is happening.

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  • Unplug the power cord of ur cpu than remove the side panel (left) of cpu and clean the dust inside processor fan with a dry paint brush then start CPU and see processor fan running or not if not, if not running you have to change it

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  • Tue Oct 21 21: 18: 35 2008 panic (cpu 0 caller 0x001A49CB): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14 = page fault), registers:

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  • Mon Oct 20 14: 00: 51 2008 panic (cpu 0 caller 0x001A49CB): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14 = page fault), registers:

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  • * - cpu description: CPU product: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2. 80GHz vendor: Intel Corp.

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  • There isn't a laptop in the world that can keep up to the kind of performance I'm getting on this system and the CPU is already 2 generations behind.

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