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 Performance Monitor telling me when my page faults / second are high?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer that is having performance issues. After some investigation, I have discovered that the page faults / second on it - as reported by Performance Monitor - are really ...
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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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ATOP Parseable Output with TAB instead space

Does anyone know how can i export ATOP data using tab as separator instead of spaces? Or if are there any way to replace the spaces outside parentheses for tabs? Thanks a lot
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Windows 7 style perfomance monitor for windows xp

Is there a free downloadable utility that will show me memory, disc, processor and network usage on Windows XP as neatly and intuitively as the Windows 7 Perfmon?
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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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How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? [duplicate]

How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? I would be thanksfull for any help!
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Samurize perfmon meter will not display network interface counters

For many years I have used Samurize to display this little gem at the top of my display: Recently I noticed that the meters for network upload and download were not working, so I went into my ...
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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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Where has logging to a file in Performance Monitor gone in Windows 7?

I am running perfmon in Windows 7 embedded and I can't find how you log the counter values to a file like you can in XP. I thought it might be a limitation of Embedded 7 but I have the full version ...
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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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How can I figure out what process is constantly accessing my hard drive in Windows XP?

I am running a fresh install of Windows XP SP3 with a very minimal set of applications installed, but even so, my computer often bogs down to a crawl while it is furiously accessing the hard drive, ...
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The equivalent of iSTAT MENUS (system monitoring tool on menu) with Mac to PC?

Mac has a tool named iSTAT MENUS as is shown below. It's pretty useful in that it shows all the computer status (memory usage/CPU usage/network) real time on top of the menu. Does Windows have ...
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Perfmon Data Collector Set not retaining added counters

I am setting up a custom user-defined Data Collector Set (DCS) in Perfmon (not using a template). I can go through the process of adding counters but when I click OK on the counters dialog window it ...
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Frequency Scaling Monitor for Windows

What program is there to monitor the current CPU frequency (not the nominal CPU speed) on a Windows 7 system, similar to the Frequency Scaling Monitor applet in GNOME?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the “disk queue length” really mean?

In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the "disk queue length" really mean? (View larger size) In addition, what does the green area and blue lines stand for, as well as the response time ...
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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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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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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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How to have Windows Performance Monitor User Defined sets start at system startup

I know you can set a timing schedule; but I'd really prefer to have them start once the computer starts. How do I do this?
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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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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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How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine

Scenario: All of a sudden, my computer feels sluggish. Mouse moves but windows take ages to open, etc. uptime says the load is 7.69 and raising. What is the fastest way to find out which process(es) ...
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Is there a way to check which process reads/writes to HDD right now?

MY HDD is reading something, but I have no idea what. Is there an app I can use to monitor processes which read/write to HDD and where they read/write?
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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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Can anybody recommend a Windows system monitoring tool similar to iPulse for the Mac?

Occasionally, my PC grinds to a halt, and by the time I get any monitoring tools open (don't forget my PC is slow at this point), performance has picked up a bit. A friend recently told me he 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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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 ...
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Find out what application is loading the hard drive

I usually have several application running simultaneously on the system. The biggest memory-wise are MS Visual Studio and a Chrome with a bunch of tabs. Something is always keeping my hard drive ...
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'No Such Interface Supported' error when trying to connect to a remote PC in the Performance Monitor

I'm trying to get the remote performance monitoring running. I do following. Start up 'Performance Monitor' Right click on 'Performance on the top and select 'Connect to another computer' There I ...
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How to monitor GPU load on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor video memory usage? Performance monitor can bring CPU, Mem, HD and Network usage. Where is the GPU load monitor?
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Why does my guest virtual machine keep freezing?

Background: In the past when my guest VM froze, I looked at windows task manager and saw very little ram. This led me to conclude "the host put the VM out of physical memory and into virtual memory ...
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Is there a way to create a dump file of what the Windows Resource Monitor records every second?

Or basically, archive all activity of all tasks across a span of 1 hour? What about all activity of a particular task? And is there also a way to create a similar dump file for activity recorded on ...
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Powerful monitoring applications for Windows

I have been using the Windows 7 Resource Monitor lately which has proven very powerful. One can see what disk latency any process produces and effectively disable it if not required. For example, I ...
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Command line way to get total gdi handles (or gdi handles free)

I'm looking for a tool to track GDI usage so I can get alerts when it gets close to the max. This is on Windows XP SP3. As background, here are some related pages/apps that don't quite fit the bill: ...