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    100% core used, can it harm?


    I have server with Xeon E3 CPU 4/8 cores. There is a virtual private server assigned to this computer and it takes 100% of one core permanently. So 1 of 8 is maxed out permanently.

    I want to ask if this state can cause any hardware issue over the weeks or so? Would this be fixed if i assign this VPS only like 70% of a core?


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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You might want to install the lmsensors package so you can monitor core/cpu/ram/mobo temperatures. Assuming that the temperature doesn't get too far beyond spec, it should not be an issue. I do know that when a core is running flat out (100%) then its temp does go up. The question is, does it level out, or keep going up?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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