Tech Tip: Monitor System Resources

Resource Monitor IconIt’s useful to find out what is using up your computer’s system resources  out of curiosity or when you are troubleshooting a problem. This can reveal the programs that are memory hogs or indicate when a hardware upgrade may be necessary. On Windows there is an easy way to monitor your memory, CPU, network and disk activity using the Resource Monitor.

To open the Resource Monitor:

  • Open the Task Manager (Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc or right click taskbar then click Start Task Manager)
  • Click on Performance tab
  • Click Resource Monitor… button at the bottom of the window.

References

How to Use Resource Monitor (PC World, 2011)

Nathan Vidal

I am a website and graphic designer interested in technology sports and music.

You may also like...

Add your comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.