Questions tagged [resource-usage]

This tag is related to the questions that are asking about cpu, memory, energy, graphics, and other computer resources. For example how to control or optimize the amount of memory being used by a program.

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I need make a process get more processor resources; changing its priority in Task Manager doesn't suit my needs. I need set a certain percentage

English is not my native language; please excuse my typing errors and incorrect expressions. I'm working on a Windows PC to decipher RSA, and need to make a process use more CPU resources. Advice from ...
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Is there a way to restrict Windows on energy and other resources for its auto background processes that are unwanted by the user?

Is there a way to restrict Windows to not use more than some certain amount of energy and other resources for its auto background processes that are unwanted by the user? Almost everyday, specially if ...
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Brave Browser consuming a full CPU core, possibly when an update is near

This is very much related to the question: Brave consuming about 30% of CPU out of the blue and the Task Manager does no good. Windows 10 Task Manager processes tab: Windows 10 Task Manager details ...
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Trying to make an Excel usage graph user-proof

I'm a stationary engineer in a large commercial facility. Recently we had a spike in our utility billing, and my boss wanted me to improve our tracking of usage so that we don't get surprised again. ...
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Brave consuming about 30% of CPU out of the blue and the Task Manager does no good

For some reason out of the blue, when I'm browsing, Brave browser suddenly gets stuck consuming about 30% of CPU when it usually does not. So I open Brave's own Task Manager to check if a webpage or ...
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Disk usage as a percentage for individual disks in KDE

I would like to get the throughput percentage used on a per-storage basis in KDE. Much like how it is done in Windows. I have managed to get the read and write speeds of all the storage combined but ...
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How to configure a linux machine so it never freezes?

Occasionally my machine is out of memory busy swapping or whatnot, and during that time it is not responsive (frozen) and the only way to regain control is by manually invoking the OOM killer with Alt+...
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Stop Google Drive for Desktop Hogging CPU after Boot?

Every machine in my office has the google drive client taking upwards of 90% of CPU resources after boot/restart.This causes extreme system slowdown and effective downtime. When I kill & restart ...
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limit memory usage of specific domain in Google Chrome?

In using specific web applications I'm finding the resource usage of specific domains and URLs for these are too high for my preferences. Is there a way to limit in Chrome the memory and resource ...
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Per-user time logging on Linux

Recently I became aware of how much time I spend on electronics, so I installed a screen time app on my phone. This shows me the amount of time I spend each day on my phone overall as well as the ...
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Windows 10 -- Host based security trashing disk, unusually high read/write of (CIM) WIM Repository, OBJECTS.DATA

we have a box where the endpoint antivirus is slowing down the system considerably with disk read/writes. The file that it appears to be interested in is "OBJECTS.DATA" from the local WIM ...
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SSD Active time 100% when working in After Effects

I have a Patriot Viper M.2 VPN 100 for my system SSD, and I have the After Effects image cache installed there as well. After about 5 to 10 minutes of using After Effects the Active Time jumps to 100% ...
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Name/class of application that can track Windows usage over time

We often get users complaining about slow laptops so I'm looking to investigate applications that can monitor a computer over a period of time and then produce some easy to understand reports. Problem ...
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Disk0(C:) is jumping from 1-5% usage to 90-100% usage in Task Manager

I looked at advice on other parts of the internet, and they told me to run "eventvwr.exe" through the usage of the Win+R run command. When I tried to do this it came up with an error that ...
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1 month old hdd acting weirdly, random 100% disk usage

I have a brand new 4TB Seagate Barracuda HDD that I bought barely 4 weeks ago that seems to act weirdly since a few days. I noticed that whenever theres any kind of activity(writing/reading)on the HDD,...
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How to confirm if RAM is being utilized completely?

I had 8GB of RAM on my motherboard (H81). I added another 8GB of same company, same model (HyperX Fury 8GB DDR3 1866MHz). The system is detecting both the RAMs and now showing as 16GB (15.5 to be more ...
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After experiencing application crashes or hangs, reboot Windows, or just leave it running?

In the early days of Microsoft Windows, after an application crashed it was often a good idea to reboot the system. The reason why is that Windows would often fail to release resources that were used ...
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Limit Disk Usage of WSL2

As the title already states, I want to limit the disk usage of the Linux subsystem. I'm trying to build huge projects on the WSL while using Windows normally... I already limited the RAM and CPU usage ...
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iMac Finder Not Working

I am very new to all of this. Today I came across the issue of my Finder not responding. I was wondering why the finder was moving so slow, dragging and spinning the beachball for simple tasks such ...
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Increase the time window in Resource Monitor

The Resource Monitor in Windows 10 shows only last 60 seconds (see below). How do I increase it to several minutes? I know that in the Task Manager, I can do View > Update speed > Low, which will give ...
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Zabbix not plotting values from a simple text file on another host using Zabbix agent

I have Zabbix server installed in a Ubuntu virtual machine (hyper-visor is VMware Workstation Pro 15). My goal is to monitor a text file containing floating point numbers (the numbers are written in a ...
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Emacs Scheme buffer taking all CPU resources

I am using Debian Linux Testing. I have installed "Geiser", and when I run Scheme programs (either MIT-Scheme or GNU Scheme) everything is fine. There are no CPU resources used by Emacs during running ...
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System uses almost all my RAM

I am running a Linux Ubuntu(17.10) distro and my system specs are Memory : 7.6 GiB Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 Graphics : Intel® Ivybridge Mobile GNOME : 3.26.2 OS Type : 64-...
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Monitoring my computer's energy's usage - is it too low?

My desktop computer is an i3-2100 with 1 DVD drive, 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs connected to it, as well as a CPU fan and a case fan. All of this is connected to my PC via extension cord (i.e. power bank), ...
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Filelight/TreeSize/DiskUsage tool, but for dates?

The company I work for has a shared network drive. On it, we have folders for each department, plus folders for each employee. There are tons of folders for employees who've left years ago, and I'm ...
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how many resources nmon command use in AIX?

I need to store in an external repository, every minute (in near realtime mode), the nmon information saved in a temporary file. So what would be the best scenario: 1) every minute I open an ssh ...
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How to measure memory throughput utilization percentage?

To check the amount of disk space used on Windows, opening This PC is enough. To check system-wide disk utilization (how hard the disk is working), one can see it in the Windows 10 Task Manager. To ...
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Why does my disk space keep getting reduced more than I think it should? [closed]

I have been having problems with my hard disk space getting filled up more than I think it should, and faster too. I have Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. I have two drives, C: and D:. Sometimes C: ...
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How do I get a total of written data by process and by file on a linux system?

I need to collect some data on how much each process on my system writes to a certain disk. I'm only interested in a grand total after say a week. I also need something similar for files. I.e. I'd ...
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Windows 10 averaging over 50GB of writes/day to SSD over 9months

Update: Moving the following folders off drive then symlinking them eliminated the constant writing to C:. %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome - Easily the biggest consumer. ...
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How to track down causes of ≥100% CPU usage in Firefox (on desktop)?

Certain websites cause Firefox to continuously use 100% CPU. Some of them I can just block and never visit, of course, but some others I unfortunately need to use sometimes. I want to combat that, and ...
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TP Link - data statistics resets after modem restart

I have TP Link - TL-WR841N / TL-WR841ND. I want to track data usage per device on monthly basis. I have enabled data statistics on my modem. But the statistics are getting cleared after modem restart....
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CPU Usage of individual processes via TOP/Dumpsys cpuinfo

Context: When I run an Android App alone, I get a CPU Usage of 20% (using dumpsys cpuinfo). However, when I run another app in parallel with it, then the CPU Usages goes down, lets say to 13-12%. I ...
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What is Disk Active Time and how do I decrease it?

Looking at Task Manager in Windows, I see my hard drive is pretty maxed out on "Active Time" Empirically that seems to relate to when my hard drive is locked up, apps go grey, etc. (the rest of my ...
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Clearing data usage in windows 10

Only recently my data usage has been growing and hence I decided to monitor it using data usage on windows 10. But unfortunately It seems that data history cannot be cleared from a GUI on windows 10. ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager System Processes

Resource consumption in Windows 10's task manager doesn't add up. System consumes 50% of RAM (out of 8GB) and over 90% of disk usage (out of about ~80MB/s) regularly, however the processes are not ...
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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 see the details of system process resource usage?

In task manager the is a process called "system". it uses resources but I want to know what is it? and what causes to use this amount of memory, cpu or disk. what should I do? I'm using windows 10.
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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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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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Why the number of CPU's so Large

I was installing Android studio and just so that I could delete the process I had my Task manager open and Saw that the CPU number was reaching 40 somethimes. How is this done, are multiple CPU ...
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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can see, ...
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Analyze disk usage based on file type

I want to analyze disk usage by file type, if possible also sort and find. In other words, the output of the file utility as criteria for the analysis or the sort. So regardless of file name, the ...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as 12,000,...
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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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How do I restrict a ESX client user to only their resource pool?

I have 5 servers running ESXi, they are managed by vCenter. I want to setup resource pools for various IT admins from each department, and limit them to create and manage VM’s in their own resource ...
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skype consumes 100% cpu on idle unles it has admin privileges

on my rather old ,6yo core two duo intel machine, skype consumes 100% CPU Resources, when i start it without admin rights. Otherwise it will consume the usual amounts of cpu. How can i prevent skype ...
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GNOME Shell has very high CPU and memory usage

I use Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) with the default GNOME 3 desktop and run VirtualBox to have a Windows 8.1 guest. My host has 16GB RAM and a Core i7 CPU with 8 processor cores. When I start the Windows 8.1 ...
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