Windows OS system application to view resources use in real time.

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Handles vs Threads vs Processes

Is there a difference between a thread and a process? I am trying to understand the calculations of the system data listed in the performance tab. Handles: 48097 Threads: 1602 Processes: 99 Up Time: ...
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How can I change the update speed of the resource monitor?

In Windows 7, the resource monitor updates about once a second, but I find this too slow. In Task Manager you can make it update about twice a second, or tens of times if you manually refresh it. F5 ...
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Resource Monitor - hard faults - threads

click to enlarge Task Manager => Performance => Resource Monitor. I have 16GB ram, and when I took that screenshot I had 8GB left. In fact, I tried setting Paging file to None (disabled) and that ...
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How to find out what service is consuming bandwidth in windows?

The resource monitor shows that a svchost is consuming all of the bandwidth. How can I check which of these services is the one responsible for this? My resource monitor showing the service host ...
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See resource usage of individual services

I have been trying to track down an issue where I have 100% hard disk read/write activity for about 10-15 minutes after coming back from standby and the task manager and resource monitor shows all the ...
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CPU is fixed at 100% usage

I would like to start by saying that I'm aware that there are a lot of questions with the same title but I would like to say that they are very specific to their own problem. Unfortunately my problem ...
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How to analyse disk performance issues visible in Windows Resource Monitor?

I'm using Windows Resource Monitor and I observe poor response times of >250ms. I know which application is ultimately requesting the files, but the disk access is monitored under the System process. ...
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Network Monitor shows data transmission for almost a minute after Dropbox sync was paused. Why?

I've been fiddling with the resource monitor today. I was uploading a file using Dropbox for Windows desktop. Resource monitor displayed a data upload rate of around 30,000 B/s for Dropbox.exe. To ...
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how to make my laptop run on minimum resources?

I download large files so I want to leave the laptop on for 3 or 4 days. I guess I should reduce the resources consumption so it doesn't heat up much. How can I do that? Also is this logic right or ...
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SVCHOST.EXE (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) is using almost 100% disk usage?

I'm not running any other program, only Task Manager and Resource Monitor. It made my machine heavily non-responsive, even cursor sometimes jumps here and there and it's not accepting any keyboard ...
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Why is my System process doing disk IO?

Sometimes I want to see how much of my resources a program is actually using. But it seems that, often, even though the process is doing a lot it's for example hardly not doing any disk IO at all. The ...
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Windows 7 ram and virtual memory

I have windows 7 64 bits professional edition OS. I was looking at resource manager the other day and noticed that even thought i have about 1 gb of available ram there was still about 48 hard faults. ...
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How to understand disk activity view charts of the Windows 7 resource monitor?

The disk activity monitor charts show blue line, green line with the green shaded area below and sometimes also the orange line. Of course, the higher the lines the more the activity and horizontal ...
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Is there a logging tool to find the process(es) that use resources in Windows 7

I have got the following scenario: On Windows 7 64 bit, my programs collect data from external sources and store them to the computer's second hard disk (not the boot disk). The amount of data is so ...
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How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP

I'm looking to calculate the actual amount of data sent and received for RDP for a given session. Just trying to figure out, given a typical hour or day of usage, how much bandwidth I would use if I ...
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Win7 System Process (PID 4) constantly accessing drive

My hard disk drive is constantly, incessantly active so long as my computer is on. Mostly this doesn't seem to affect performance- startup only takes a minute or two before the computer is usable- but ...
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Windows 7 Calendar is No Longer Shown, No Wireless Signal Icon Shown and Resource Monitor Does Not Start

1. Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all. 2. I ...
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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Which tools can log system resources usages in Windows/Linux? [closed]

I need a tool can log at least a few things like this: CPU load: (min/max/average) RAM load: (min/max/average) Storage size: (max/is used) Storage/folder growth size. AFAIK, Linux shell can help ...
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Modified Memory too High? 16gb of Memory and a few programs open = “Not enough Memory” errors

I keep having to restart my computer after leaving it on for a day or so in Windows because my "Modified memory" (whatever that is) goes absurdly high and I begin getting "Memory too low" errors, ...
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Unable to see storage devices on Resource Monitor

I have a small problem after fixing some sync issues with my SSDs. It seems that I am unable to see storage devices on "Storage" on Resource Monitor's Disk tab. I can only see the consolidated Disk ...
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Hard disk light keeps blinking

Who can tell me how to dig into exactly why the hard drive keeps reading/writing? What program is doing that and what is it doing for? I'm using Windows 7.
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How to get a “picture” of the computer cpu/disk activity while in a fullscreen application

I have a small issue on my computer. From time to time, it seems like some process is turning on, maxing the cpu and disk activity for 10-15 seconds, and then stopping. This usually occurs while I'm ...
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Disk and Network Usage According to Resource Monitor

I notice when I open up resource monitor, the graphical portion of the utility shows constant spikes reaching the top of the graph for both network and disk usage at times. You would think my system ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bits on a Lenovo 530 notebook with 4GB of RAM. However, my task manager shows that the amount of RAM is only 2.6GB, and resource monitor shows that 1.4 GB is "used by ...
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Ominous gaps in disk activity

A few times over the past hour, I've had my computer temporarily lock up on me. As CPU and RAM usage seemed okay, I looked at my disk activity in the Resource Monitor. Having the computer slow down ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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Showing resource monitor UI decreases network performance by half

Whenever I show the Network tab of the Windows Resource Monitor in Windows 8 my wireless network performance decreases by 50%. I was trying to work out why I was not getting anything more than ...
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Where's the memory going? [closed]

I'm getting Out of Memory errors in one of my programs (I'm a programmer). This is ridiculous, because I have 16GB RAM on a Windows 7 x64 system, and no reason why I should be running out. So I ...
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Resource Monitor is empty window , or transparent window, Windows 7 Classic display (only when DPI changes from 100%)

When I run the Resource Monitor program on windows 7 the window opens but the window is either blank or transparent with the desktop showing through the window frame. (even though no transparency is ...
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Mac/Linux equivalent to resource monitor's disk activity with filenames?

In Windows, the resource monitor allows you to see the filenames associated with the disk activity, but tools like iotop and activity only show overall disk activity from processes instead of the ...
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Reading CPU usage

I am building a Linux, web-based resource monitor. For now I am looking forward to use: df for reading HDD usage status /proc/meminfo (through cat) for reading RAM status mpstat (from sysstat ...
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Windows 8 running out of memory? [duplicate]

About an hour after startup I get a message box saying windows is low on memory, I've got 16GB ram and as far as I can see I should be using no more than 20% of my memory from the applications in task ...
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What are the “modified” and “standby” RAM regions in Resource Monitor?

The "Resource Monitor" tool of Windows 7 shows me a typical memory map like in the screen shot above. What are the orange colored modifed and blue colored standby regions in this graphic? What ...
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Occasional CPU/RAM “failures” — sign of a looming meltdown?

Consider the following screenshot from Resource Monitor running on my Win 7 laptop: There's a dip in CPU and RAM performance ( I don't know if "failure" is the right word for it)...but it dips all ...
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Analyzing the Resource Monitor: Network Activity

I am starting to look at my network activity to determine if there's anything on my system communicating with the outside world that shouldn't. How do I determine what is valid and needed? For ...
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Explain Resources Monitor memory information?

I know that this question is too old but i can't find answer anywhere so I wanna to explian to me what is information meaning I know only the mean of "Installed" and "Total" Total means full size ...
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Huge HDD response time in Resource monitor

Just bought all parts for a computer and put it together and installed a fresh version of windows 7. After a while, when using the computer it gets very slow, and even closing down windows can take ...
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Why does Windows 7 use the page file when there's free physical RAM?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8G ram. After some use, I feel Windows is getting sluggish. The drive is thrashing. When I look at the resource monitor and disk activity, I see a few instances of use ...
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How to measure Firefox extension's resource use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Firefox plugin for analyzing the performance and crashes of Firefox Plugins? I have a "short list" of extensions that I'm considering for global installation, but ...
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What is svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) when I see it in the Resource Monitor in Windows vista and why is it slowing me down?

Sometimes, when my computer is frozen and just about unusable, it seems that the cause is some heavy background processing. Sometimes, I can catch who is using all my disk-bandwidth using Resource ...
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What does “CPU 1 - Parked” mean in the Windows Resource Monitor?

While poking around in Resource Monitor, I saw that two of my CPUs, CPU 1 and 3, are marked as "parked", like so: What exactly does this mean? I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Core i3-530.
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Command-line Resource Monitor for Windows?

On Windows, there's a GUI "Task Manager", and there's also a great little command-line "tasklist.exe" which lets me see most of the same data but in text that's really easy to parse from a script. Is ...
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Opening a file from resource monitor

Is there a way to open a file that is currently being written to or read from the resource monitor? Resource monitor is great for finding these files, but often it takes a while to navigate to the ...
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Open Source Resource Monitoring tools [closed]

Are there any open source resource monitoring tools similar to Window's Resource Monitor? For Linux.
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How can I monitor changes in an NTFS filesystem?

I'm looking for some way or a tool that will give me a report and statistics of all the changes that happen on the filesystem over a period of time. For example I'd like to see all the files that were ...
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Is there something like the unix command “top” for CUDA?

More generally, how can you check the current status of your GPU? (current number of threads running, memory state, and so on). (I'm using linux, so Windows-only solutions, while interesting, won't ...
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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges? The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this ...