CPU Usage = 216%


Hmm…how can CPU usage be higher than 100%?


CPU usage > 100% is not incorrect if the machine has more than one core.

You can use the tools top or htop in a terminal or click “show process list” to see what process is causing that.


I assume % is the CPU load, so you can see with Top command. All processus that WANT to use the processor are take in account for the calculation. So maybe a LOT’S of processes want to use it (but CAN’T for the moment), so you have more than 100% of load.

Explanation : http://blog.scoutapp.com/articles/2009/07/31/understanding-load-averages