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Chapter 25. Maintaining and Optimizing S... > Measuring System Performance with Pe...

Measuring System Performance with Performance Monitor

Before you can improve your system’s performance, you need to find out how well it’s currently performing. Use Windows XP’s integrated Performance Monitor to learn what’s happening inside your system in much more detail than is available from the Task Manager’s Performance tab (press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Task Manager).

Performance Monitor creates a graphical or numeric display of essential system information, such as memory use, status of hard disk use, CPU activity, network traffic, and many other quantifiable aspects of your computer’s real-time operations. You can display the gathered information in graph, histogram, or numeric format. Displaying this information is useful for trying to get a handle on what’s happening with your computer, particularly when you’re troubleshooting or tracking down bottlenecks.


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