Performance Monitor is a Windows utility that assists with the monitoring of the Windows operating system, local and remote.

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What is slowing down my computer during gaming?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M and Windows 10 installed. I've been regulary playing Counter Strike Source for past 1 year without a problem. But for past month or so, ...
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Can I get Performance Monitor to stop a Data Collector Set when a process exits?

I am currently debugging a program crash and need data on its memory usage over time. This crash often happens after an extended amount of time open, especially overnight. To this end, I have defined ...
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How to ensure my Data Collector Set runs at certain hours?

I have configured a Data Collector Set in Performance Monitor. There, I gave it a schedule so it start every day at 8:00 AM and record for 16 hours. That works mostly ok: the Data Collector Set does ...
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Can perfMon be used to understand why a page become much slower?

In my department, we have two sites, say Site 1 and Site 2. Site 2 is in backup mode (so no traffic goes into there at all, but running). Our website suddenly becomes slow this week. As there was no ...
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Why is NT Kernel Logger already running?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. Since some time ago, I started to find a "NT Kernel Logger" in "Performance Monitor" --> "Data Collector Sets" --> "Event Trace Sessions", and it's ...
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Server 2012 disable phisical disk performance monitor

Considering the following setup : OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Disk : 2x2TB + 2x250GB + 2xSSD Configuration : SSD`s are striped via hardware controller, Storage Spaces configured with ...
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How to detect if someone is running perfmon locally or remotely against my server

One of my Microsoft SQL servers is lagging and I'm wondering if someone is running perfmon on it either locally or remotely - how can I detect if someone is running perfmon on the server (either ...
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Single service using thousands of threads

I have an windows application that is having performance and stability issues that our company has bought from a vendor. I noticed the application was using 1,000 - 4,000 threads. Could this be ...
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How to determine the cause of such poor disk IO performance? is it likely hardware? [closed]

I have a win 2012 server, used for backups. Have been experiencing poor IO performance, and found that, when pretty much not used at all, disk seems saturated. Disk Active Time(%) almost constantly ...
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Exact CPU utilization in aix using NMON

I need to know how to check the CPU utilization for AIX in NMON. Previously I used to check CPU_ALL graph for CPU utilization, But now I got to know it is not showing the exact CPU utilization as we ...
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Rules for accessing perf counters in perfmon?

I wrote a suite of powershell scripts using the .NET API to create, connect, and write to performance counters in perfmon. The whole setup is kind of complicated and probably not relevant to this ...
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How do I capture multiple and specific processes performance user logman/perfmon?

Currently I have created a logman counter to monitor an entire system using the following command: logman create counter genericLogging -o C:\PerfLogging\data.blg -f bincirc -c "\LogicalDisk(*)\% ...
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Is it normal for a computer to have a long list of things running in Event Trace Sessions when it comes back from repair?

I sent my Windows 8.1 laptop to the manufacturer for repair and it came back with this list of items running in the Event Trace Sessions: Circular Kernel Context Logger AITEventLog Audio Muroc ...
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Remote performance monitoring Windows 8.1 machines

I want to be able to monitor the performance of some remote machines from my local machine. Here is my setup so far: local machine: Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit; remote machines: Windows 8.1 ...
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Login Performance Monitoring

I am currently attempting to implement Performance monitoring to audit the Login process for an Engineering Computer Lab at a major University. We have reports of logins occasionally taking somewhat ...
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What can I use to monitor memory used by a single program? [closed]

I need to find out how much memory my program is using, at a given moment (i would add objects and see how much the memory is increased... I need this for benchmarking) I do not have admin rights... ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage? [duplicate]

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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Get process list with CPU usage periodically in background? [duplicate]

I want to get process list with CPU usage periodically and automatically under windows. I.e. including machine is idle. Was thinking it should be possible with performance monitor, but didn't find a ...
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iStat Menus forgets which items should be active on launch

When I restart, iStat Menus opens but has forgotten which metrics I'd like in the toolbar. On launch I need to check every one of these again. Anyone have a fix for this? Opened a support ticket ...
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Windows Performance Recorder: There are no trace profiles running

I am currently trying to analyze the startup and login performance on a Windows 7 64bit machine. I therefor installed ADK 8.1 and fired up the Windows Performance Recorder (wprui.exe). As I am ...
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How to do record all programs activity on a PC and CPU/network/traffic usage on windows 7?

I would like to analyze all activities on my Win7 PC, of any programs. I speak about CPU and memory usage, Network/Internet traffic consumption, but on daily basis. How can i record that activities ...
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Can I use perfmon to measure my non-local (internet) bandwidth total from my machine?

I am looking for a quick way to measure my laptop's internet usage as a running total (rather than a point-in-time data plot). Performance monitor seems to offer a lot of options, but I am not sure ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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Software to do specific CPU load test [closed]

For the purpose of testing my own script that reports CPU usage I'm looking for a program to put CPU under a certain workload, for instance: 10%, 20%, etc. up to 100%. Is there a program that can do ...
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I need to test USB performance with Ext2 and Ext3 filesystems [closed]

Any tool which gives exact speed and cpu usage information? Likely dd and hdparm tools. Ouput is likely to come as below links: ...
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Performance Monitor monitoring packets received on specific port?

We're using dozens of ports to receive hundreds of UDP connections per second (each connection is one packet) from gps devices. The programs that do the listening are poorly written and don't log any ...
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How can Windows performance counter data be saved directly to SQL Server tables?

I would like to log data from a given set of Windows performance counters directly to tables SQL Server. Does Windows provide a way to do this without writing a custom application to do so? If so, ...
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How to collect data about processes network activity?

Windows has Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets feature. Apparently, it can log all system information. I want to know, how much data, per process name, per remote IP address, was received ...
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Real-time hard-drive space usage logging software?

I'm looking for a (Windows 7-compatible) tool that monitors and logs continuously how the space on my hard-drive is used. I use Windows and my hard-drive is overflowing with automatically downloaded ...
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disk queue length confusion

I am a bit confused on the disk queue length value that I get in perfmon, I have 10 physical spindles running raid 5 and the current disk queue length hits 0.24. Should I start worrying once it goes ...
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What permissions are required to allow attaching a remote performance monitor?

I am attempting to monitor a few metrics on a domain database server (Win 2008 R2) but receiving unable to connect message when attempting to connect with the built-in Performance Monitor (Windows 7 ...
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Graphing atop logs

I just discovered 'atop'. This is a fantastic tool for identifying performance bottlenecks in Linux. It supports a long term monitoring mode, in which it logs data to a binary log. I would like to ...
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Pingdom Website Speed Test: Connect time is too long

My e-commerce website was performing poor and I decided to find out the cause. A real good application came in help for me Pingdom Website Speed Test.When I analysed website with this, report was some ...
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Windows does not generate report.html for the performance reports

While I was writing up an answer for another question I was running the windows System Diagnostics and System Performance perfmon reports. The data collector sets run fine, however when I go to view ...
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Which tool can display historical CPU usage (for the last minutes, hours) [duplicate]

When I leave my Windows 8 computer idle, the CPU cooler starts going high after 30 minutes or so. When I go back to the machine to investigate which process caused the high CPU utilization, CPU usage ...
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Configure a Performance Monitor alert for a process that runs occasionally?

I've been playing with Performance Monitor in Windows 7 and have been able to create a data collector set that monitors a process and logs an alert when Private Bytes exceeds some threshold. I want to ...
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Copy & Paste Performance Counters in Windows 8

It seems the copy & paste function of Performance Monitor on Windows 8 isn't working. I can't get this simple case to work: Launch Performance Monitor Copy the default % Processor Time counter ...
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In Linux, how to ensure a process is making good use of all proc cores

On CentOs, I have a task that converts files. It runs day and night and I want to ensure its using all 4 cores most of the time. In Windows I can just look at the performance histograms in Task ...
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Merging multiple log files to one single log file

I decided to monitor a remote computer (XP SP3) by gathering information with a performance monitor application. After five days, I stopped monitoring and had 6 log files created by Perfmon. My ...
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Processor utilization percentage for multiple, multicore processors

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine with two processors: Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical ...
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How can I reliably check how much resources do processes take up? (Is there a WinDirStat for RAM, CPU, etc?)

I've been using WindirStat for quite some time and am amazed by how efficiently and clearly it shows which content takes up space on my computer. The rectangles are grouped by folder and extension. ...
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How to find out what's accessing a particular hard drive on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view what percentage of my hard drive bandwidth is currently being used? My HDD on a dock just started making noises like it's being accessed but I don't see ...
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Why is iftop using so much memory? Are there any tools that are powerful, but do not use so much memory?

pmap iftop_id b7fce000 4K rw--- /lib/ld-2.5.so bf9aa000 84K rw--- [ stack ] total 204940K The memory of the server is only 1GB, but iftop takes 204MB. It is crazy that iftop uses ...
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How to catch a slow process

Background: I have a decent setup, one which you would not expect much latency: It's a Q6600 Core 2 Quad with 4GB of DDR2 RAM Ge-force 9800 GT, and n-force 680i motherboard. Running 64-bit windows. ...
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how to log the performance of all processes in windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation? how to log the performance of all processes in windows 7? basically i want the information in task ...
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How can I determine what is causing my hard drive to become busy/stuck?

I've got a relatively new Dell e4300 laptop running Windows 7 32-bit (fully updated). Several times throughout the day, it will seem to hang. When this happens, I'm able to move the mouse but the ...
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installing perf on RedHat

I read about perf tool and I was interested in using in my RedHat. On Ubuntu it is enough to call sudo apt-get install linux-tools-2.6.38-11. What about RED HAT? I tried both: yum install ...
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Tracking I/O Operations

On a Windows PC (specifically Windows 7, in this case), is there a method or tool that can be used to track / monitor the I/O operations being performed on the machine? Perhaps something similar to ...
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Running perfmon /report yields Access Denied. Error when run as admin

I opened an Administrator command prompt window today to run the Resources and Performance Monitor via the perfmon /report command and after a few seconds of scanning performance, it presents me with ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD flickers, flashes, fades out

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD monitor hooked up to my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop through the dock. The monitor sometimes would flicker, flash, fade out. It happens very randomly. Sometime ...