How to remove a Droplet cpu limit

Our droplet is capped at 60% cpu usage. there is no cpulimit installed on our ubuntu linux droplet. Does anyone know where such a limit is setup. we have an 8cpu core 32 gb droplet and we need to let the cpu load go higher to at least 90%. does anyone know how to remove this limit


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Hi @chrissy,

This is quite odd, it’s possible that you’ve configured it along the way for some reason.

Check if you have the cpulimit service installed. You can do so by running cpulimit on your droplet without any additional flags.

Anyway, if you do have it installed and in place, it will be executed as a process on your droplet. SSH to your droplet and execute the following command to see all the current processes running:

ps aux

Check if you see any strange processes or something that has cpulimit in it. If it does, kill the proccess.

Regards, KDSys