[Mint] Utilization of only one core?

[Mint] Utilization of only one core?:

Mint has been chugging for me on my laptop for quite some time and while I’ve managed to do small fixes to keep it ticking, I’m running into some issues that I can’t diagnose.

According to the System Monitor, the CPU has 4 cores. CPU4 is almost always at 95% utilization or higher. CPU 1 and 3 rarely tick above 10%. CPU 2 will jump to 15-25% but rarely.

I have 16 GB of memory but only about 5 gigs seems to be in use at any one time.

For whatever reason, the OS isn’t utilizing all of the resources my laptop has. This is especially true if I’m using something like Firefox.

What’s going on?

submitted by /u/HeloRising
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