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Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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Computer goes super-sluggish but Task Manager shows no CPU usage

At times, for instance after running a resource-intensive program, my normally quite stable Windows7 PC becomes virtually unresponsive for as long as a couple of minutes. Even changing directory in ...
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1answer
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Windows 8.1 Pro - CPU Usage Stays at 100%

About an hour ago, I noticed that my laptop had gotten noticeably slower. My laptop is extremely fast, so this extreme decrease in performance prompted me to look at the task manager. In the task ...
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2answers
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How many processes should I be running to be as efficient as possible?

Here is the situation: I am processing images, transforming them from tif to ecw and reprojecting them. The software I am using one uses one process, and only one core it seems. When I run a batch ...
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1answer
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When Windows detects the system as being sluggish, what is it basing this off of?

I asked another question about memory use, as it seems that Task Manager was not reporting memory use correctly -- the total used sum was far more than the sum of the individual programs' use. I ...
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2answers
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Understanding Performance in my Task Manager

Hi this is how my task manager looks like, most of the time. Here are my questions Does adding more RAM give me any performance benefits? If only 3.33GB of my 8GB DDR3 Ram is used, does this mean ...
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What's making my Windows 7 PC run so slow?

Today, my computer at work has been acting very slow. There seems to be a lot of lag that occurs between certain operations. For example, when one window has the focus and you click on another ...
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1answer
293 views

what can impact windows performance besides Page File Usage, Available Physical memory and CPU usage?

Usually if windows is running slow (e.g. takes 7 seconds to open an explorer folder when it is usually sub-second), I identify that something chewing up memory or CPU. However, sometimes both are ...
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3answers
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Why is the CPU Usage History pane “split” in Windows Task Manager / Performance

In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance tab, Page File Usage History is shown in a continuous pane, while the CPU Usage History is split up into 8 narrow panes, which make it look like the ...
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“Task Manager” addon for Firefox?

Are there any addons for Firefox that can replicate the performance monitoring of Task Manager in Windows - seeing memory and CPU used - but for all the tabs in the current Firefox session? I want to ...