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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I find out which processes are causing the most disk activity?

I am hoping to find a way to do more performance monitoring--specifically, I hope that monitoring disk activity on a per-process basis will help me decide which programs are causing the most trouble ...
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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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Finding Firefox resource hogs that freeze or slow it down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory I know I have many extensions (50+). Too many, perhaps (case in point). However, I am willing to pay for ...
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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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Create a Link to Resource Monitor

I'm running windows 7 and I want to create a link to the resource monitor that I can place anywhere. But all I've been able to do was pin it to the taskbar and not the start menu. Is there a command ...
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What permissions are necessary to view remote Performance Counter data?

In Win2k3, I open Performance Monitor, and click "Add" to add a new counter. Instead of the local machine name, I type \\REMOTENAME and I get a message that says: Unable to connect to machine ...
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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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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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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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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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Basic “debugging” of performance issues using the Vista Performance Monitor?

My laptop hard drive is being hit hard when I boot up for a period of several minutes. I figured that using the Vista Performance Monitor was the right tool, but I'm not sure of what metrics to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Measure system performance across a group of laptops

I'm working with members of our IT staff to help upgrade a lot of our laptops for web developers. We all do the same type of work but have slightly different laptops. Most of us have Lenovo T61-series ...
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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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Can I find out broadly what my PC is doing with all those GHz? [closed]

Many PCs are dual or multi-core and have CPUs faster than 1GHz. That is a lot of instructions per second. So when a PC decides to stop for even a few seconds, or does that thing where it will slowly ...
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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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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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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: ...
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How do you monitor I/O on individual devices in windows?

Can anyone tell me if there's a handy little utility out there that will monitor and display the I/O charts for individual drives on windows? On linux Gkrellm is great for this.
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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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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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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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Performance Monitor most useful counters [closed]

Windows PerfMon has many counters. A selection is suggested on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782186(WS.10).aspx but that's still a lot. Which counters would you suggest as being the ...
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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 Performance Monitor: where is it?

Where is the Performance Monitor in Windows XP? How can it be started using the Windows menus? I can start it from the Run dialog: perfmon.exe But I am sure there is GUI way to start it.
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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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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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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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Windows server performance monitoring tool with email

We have an SQL server 2005 on Windows Server 2008. SQL server performance is not consistent through out the day. For example, a procedure that takes less than 5 seconds usually, takes around 30 to 45 ...
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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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Aggregating nmon reports - AIX

Is there a tool to aggregate nmon reports of the same server over a period of days/hours and get a summary of (min,max,avg) of CPU memory etc. Currently we have each server generating nmon data every ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...