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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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Show all running tasks in Assembly

Is it possible to show/log everything what the CPU does? The CPU knows what it executes, so it could print the running threads/tasks on the screen or in a file.
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What is the meaning of CPU core?

My system processor is Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz. My processor speed is 2.6 GHz as mentioned in process name. The processor name tells this is dual core. My doubt is: ...
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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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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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1answer
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Cores and threads? How does it all work exactly?

I am confused by this ... if a CPU has 2 logical cores, it can run two programs 100% concurrent, yes? Otherwise, 2 programs on one CPU must be 100% time-divided (can't run independently as the same ...
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1answer
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Create a new process and make it use more than 10% CPU?

Really odd question I know. It's to help demonstrate my university coursework. I'm going to be killing processes that are using more than 10% of the CPU.
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3answers
101 views

How to give 100 percent CPU usage to a process

(windows 8.1 machine with i3) Is it possible to put a process using 100% of my CPU? I have a rather "slow poke" CPU and after a while working with an application, it gets really slow. I'm wondering ...
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1answer
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Can a kernel that supports multi-core reduce cpu overhead, reduce cpu overheat

I found only a single core as identified by kernel from /proc/cpuinfo. Therefore I am installing a 686 pae kernel to identify all cores and get multi-core functionality. I read about how a process ...
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3answers
83 views

Is it a bad idea to monitor hardware and processes while playing a game or using a CPU intensive program? [closed]

For example, using something like Open Hardware Monitor to check CPU temperature, while running a game in another window. Neither are minimized. Or using Process Explorer with a web browser open as ...
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1answer
76 views

Start process in high priority

When windows starts I see most of the processes start in normal priority. I can manually change the priority of a running process. But what I want is when a particular process starts it be ...
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1answer
464 views

Networking Multiple PCs and using all their processing power for one program [closed]

I would like to use a set of networked computers to work out some processes which would normally take long to do on one. I figured that it might be done faster with networked PCs. These PCs are all ...
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1answer
182 views

What does CPU usage for a process actually mean

Assume the computer has a single core - what exactly does it mean for process A to be running at 100% CPU capacity vs (lets say) 10% CPU capacity. If the CPU was 2.0 GHz, does that mean in a time ...
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Reducing CPU load to absolute minimum

I have had a couple of things gone missing I believe stolen in my shared apartment and want to run my laptop constantly with a webcam attached, running webcam surveillance software to record/ take ...
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0answers
50 views

Teracopy process - audit source and destination

Is there a way i can see the source and destination location of a running and consuming 50%+ Teracopy process, even when for instance ProcessExplorer cannot bring the process active window in front ...
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1answer
45 views

Is it possible for Windows not to detect input?

Say you had a decent spec'd computer (running Windows) with a dual core processor but you where pushing it to the limit a bit. Would it be possible for Windows not to detect any input at all for a ...
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2answers
755 views

High CPU Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My computer sometimes runs at 100% CPU and gets real slow. When I start task manager to see which process is causing it, there is a process named "1347142115.exe" and it uses 99% of the CPU. When I ...
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1answer
451 views

My MPC started on its own and the process mpch64.exe was running at 100%, why? [duplicate]

I was working and all of a sudden heard my computer fan spinning extremely fast as if I was playing a 3D intensive game. I checked my processes and quickly discovered the culprit - mpch64.exe. My CPU ...
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2answers
51 views

Process explorer cycle and time not matching

I have a question about process explorer. I am checking the performances of two different processes: skype cycle : 4,600,000,000 ; skype total cpu time : 5:00.000 chrome cycle 200,000,000 ...
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2answers
374 views

bzip2 randomly launches on OS X 10.6.8

Is there an application for OS X that will let me view what parent process is launching bzip2? It randomly opens up and eats a massive amount of CPU so it sorta lags the computer. I'm not sure what's ...
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2answers
112 views

virtual pages associated with each running process

How can I list out all processes that are currently running on my system, and print the virtual pages allocated to it and number of page faults associated with each process?
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2answers
14k views

How to set “Process Priority” and “Process Affinity” on Windows 8?

On Windows 7 everything we must do to set "Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime) or to set "Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run ...
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2answers
341 views

Where can I limit the processor usage of a process that is copying files?

How can I limit the processor usage limit for the copying process when it is running? My friend and I are planning to get a PC to host servers and we need to know how to limit this usage to the ...
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1answer
962 views

How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process

I have seen this question asked on here before but was unable to follow the answer which was given. I would like to monitor a processes CPU, Memory, and possibly GPU usage over a given time. The ...
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3answers
719 views

Kill ssh session and/or stuck processes

I'm developing with vi over ssh. My problem is that sometimes I get my ssh connection killed because of my poor wifi connection and previous processes (like "top", "rails c", etc...) are not being ...
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5answers
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Why can't you have both high instructions per cycle and high clock speed?

The Megahertz Myth became a promotional tactic due to differences between the PC's INTEL 8086 processor and Apple's Rockwell 6502 processor. The 8086 ran at 4.77MHz while the 6502 ran at 1MHz. ...
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2answers
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Laptop turns off after 20 minutes of use

My laptop a sony vaio VGN-NW11S http://www.trustedreviews.com/Sony-VAIO-VGN-NW11S-S---15-5in-Laptop_Laptop_review. Everytime i turn it on, in safe mode or not, if i try to open an application i.e. ...
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1answer
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Program broke after changing its process priority?

I just want to know how to recover from the changes that I made on a particular program which used to work just fine but after I changed it's priority from normal to high it's no longer working. To ...
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1answer
8k views

SVCHost using 100% CPU in Windows 7

I am having a problem with Windows 7. When I boot up, the CPU jumps to 100% execution for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, it is really slow, and if I play any music, the songs play slowly and ...
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4answers
3k views

Zombie process using 100% CPU

A zombie process, which should not be using any resources (RAM and CPU), is hogging up an entire core on my 8-core 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop installation. This is the output of ps -el|grep Z: F S ...
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2answers
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System and Interrupts causing high CPU

Under Process Explorer, I noticed that System -- and occasionally Interrupts -- are taking between 5% and 20% CPU constantly, for hours on end. This is resulting in weird video playback problems. ...
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1answer
866 views

aTop like tool for OSX

I'm trying to debug some issues with my Mac. This machine is used as continuous integration server. It stops responding from time to time. I think it could be some software issue, since the machine is ...
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2answers
808 views

Instruction per Cycle vs Increased Cycle Count

Increasing either instruction per cycle or increase cycle count both are valid design choice for processor manufactures. I understand theory, but it would be much clearer if I had some real life ...
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4answers
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Linux: command to know the processor number in which a process is loaded?

Is there any command in linux to figure out , given a process, which processor the process is running? I am interested in figuring out the CPU busy and CPU idle time of that processor.
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Kernel and User mode distinguishing

Who is responsible for determining that the process is in the Kernel mode or User mode? I know kernel knows which process is belong to what space, but how the CPU determines that? I mean should CPU be ...
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3answers
803 views

Multi-core processors: Better performance running multiple applications?

I realize for single applications - the application itself has to be designed to take advantage of multiple cores. But what about executing many different applications simultaneously? On my ...
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5answers
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How can I get more info on high-CPU rundll32.exe process?

I recently clean-installed Win7 on my HP8530. Everything works well most of the time, but for the last few days, every morning after my computer has been idle overnight, I find that rundll32.exe is ...
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%CPU for a process

Looking at the output of top on our server, one of my colleagues told me that the fact that some processes got less than 100 "%CPU" was because I was running too many processes. He added that based on ...