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The CPU (Central Processing Unit), is the chip in the computer that actually performs the operations and calculations that are done as a program runs. It is essentially what executes a program.

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Go into bios and underclock the cpu. - No need for cleverness. …
answered Aug 23 '11 by Sirex
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1.0 is an average of one job waiting over the given time period, not 1 core at 100% utilisation. An idle computer has a load number of 0 and each process using or waiting for CPU (the ready queue … or run queue) increments the load number by 1. Most UNIX systems count only processes in the running (on CPU) or runnable (waiting for CPU) states. However, Linux also includes processes in …
answered Mar 2 '12 by Sirex