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Tech Tip: Monitor System Resources

Tech Tip: Resource Monitor

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)

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