Using the Performance Tab

This section provides a quick description of the Performance tab that displays system performance parameters including total CPU usage and total memory usage.

The third tab in Task Manager is the Performance tab, which displays a dynamic overview of your computer's performance, including: Graphs for CPU and memory usage; Totals for the number of handles, threads, and processes running on your computer; Totals, in kilobytes, for physical, kernel, and commit memory.

The picture below shows the Performance tab of my Windows system:
Windows Task Manager - Performance Tab

Here are the performance parameters of my system:

CPU Usage: 22%
PF (Page File) Usage: 498 MB
Handles: 9521
Threads: 426
Processes: 41
Total Physical Memory: 1047916 KB
Available Physical Memory: 449148 KB
System Cache: 295652 KB

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 What Is Windows Task Manger?

 Starting Windows Task Manger and Using Applications Tab

 Using the Processes Tab

 Ending a Running Process

Using the Performance Tab

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version