Windows 10 and 8.1 Performance Monitor – In depth Monitoring of Your PC

Windows 10 and 8.1 Performance Monitor - In depth Monitoring of Your PC Video Tutorial

  Windows 10 and 8.1 have a tool that is able to monitor in depth aspects of the system from .Net to XHCI and all in the middle including, processor, disk drives, pagefiles, network etc. This tool is called performance monitor and here we show how to use this tool and also to customize it.  
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1. 00:00:00:06 / 00:00:06:40 - hello today we're having a look at
2. 00:00:02:66 / 00:00:11:16 - performance monitor and how to basically
3. 00:00:06:41 / 00:00:14:96 - set it up use it view it then also shall
4. 00:00:11:16 / 00:00:16:44 - we say customize it for using a
5. 00:00:14:96 / 00:00:18:80 - basically second opinion
6. 00:00:16:44 / 00:00:21:00 - okay the main thing about performance
7. 00:00:18:80 / 00:00:23:75 - monitor is it has so many different
8. 00:00:21:00 / 00:00:26:64 - counters okay so many different aspects
9. 00:00:23:76 / 00:00:28:41 - of the entire window system that can be
10. 00:00:26:64 / 00:00:30:59 - monitored for example this is looking at
11. 00:00:28:41 / 00:00:34:64 - the CPU usage right now and it's doing
12. 00:00:30:59 / 00:00:36:50 - it over time okay let's actually see how
13. 00:00:34:64 / 00:00:40:82 - to start performance monitor you
14. 00:00:36:50 / 00:00:46:67 - basically go over here and er f mo n dot
15. 00:00:40:82 / 00:00:50:21 - exe okay click on perfmon run it and it
16. 00:00:46:67 / 00:00:51:86 - opens that up okay now there are some
17. 00:00:50:21 / 00:00:54:03 - times when you might look at the graphs
18. 00:00:51:86 / 00:00:56:18 - or so and think oh well that doesn't
19. 00:00:54:03 / 00:00:58:32 - quite make sense and you might want like
20. 00:00:56:18 / 00:01:00:08 - a second opinion like with a doctor you
21. 00:00:58:32 / 00:01:02:78 - can actually start up performance
22. 00:01:00:09 / 00:01:13:04 - monitor with a second opinion by typing
23. 00:01:02:78 / 00:01:16:82 - in PE RF mo n dot exe /sy s m o n
24. 00:01:13:04 / 00:01:18:71 - underscore WM I okay and then you run
25. 00:01:16:82 / 00:01:22:82 - that and then it basically is using a
26. 00:01:18:71 / 00:01:25:14 - different system to monitor it okay all
27. 00:01:22:82 / 00:01:28:81 - right let's clear all these things and
28. 00:01:25:14 / 00:01:31:68 - then show how do we start with it okay
29. 00:01:28:81 / 00:01:33:53 - when you start up it comes over here you
30. 00:01:31:68 / 00:01:41:85 - click over there it generally has the
31. 00:01:33:54 / 00:01:42:32 - basic CPU running and now let's add okay
32. 00:01:41:84 / 00:01:46:48 - let's
33. 00:01:42:31 / 00:01:48:85 - and shall we say the desk okay now let's
34. 00:01:46:48 / 00:01:52:14 - look at how we do for the physical disk
35. 00:01:48:85 / 00:01:56:56 - okay basically click on there and then
36. 00:01:52:15 / 00:02:02:05 - you can choose which ones you want okay
37. 00:01:56:56 / 00:02:02:04 - basically we just want the last ones so
38. 00:02:02:65 / 00:02:09:70 - disk read this transfer just great okay
39. 00:02:07:75 / 00:02:14:87 - we don't really need the rest that's
40. 00:02:09:70 / 00:02:17:95 - fine we can click Add there we go
41. 00:02:14:87 / 00:02:19:67 - and now basically this will be
42. 00:02:17:95 / 00:02:25:18 - monitoring what's happening with our
43. 00:02:19:66 / 00:02:27:67 - disk okay if we are looking at the way
44. 00:02:25:18 / 00:02:29:47 - it is it has a nice little graph you
45. 00:02:27:68 / 00:02:33:43 - might want to change the view okay you
46. 00:02:29:47 / 00:02:37:34 - can change the view basically to a bar
47. 00:02:33:43 / 00:02:39:34 - you can go to a report view where it
48. 00:02:37:34 / 00:02:42:97 - basically just gives numbers depending
49. 00:02:39:34 / 00:02:46:90 - on how you want to use it okay now with
50. 00:02:42:97 / 00:02:48:31 - the disk okay if we are seeing that our
51. 00:02:46:90 / 00:02:51:85 - computer is running a little bit slow
52. 00:02:48:31 / 00:02:53:50 - okay and the disk drive is constantly
53. 00:02:51:86 / 00:02:55:67 - flashing but we're not getting enough
54. 00:02:53:50 / 00:02:57:25 - out of it and we think it should be
55. 00:02:55:66 / 00:02:59:56 - faster we could go and check with the
56. 00:02:57:25 / 00:03:03:59 - manufacturers website and see how many
57. 00:02:59:56 / 00:03:05:50 - basically bytes per second
58. 00:03:03:59 / 00:03:07:87 - okay the transfer rate should be what
59. 00:03:05:50 / 00:03:10:39 - should be the read/write transfer etc on
60. 00:03:07:87 / 00:03:14:00 - that and if the numbers coming out over
61. 00:03:10:40 / 00:03:17:45 - here okay are not as per our
62. 00:03:14:00 / 00:03:20:32 - expectations okay we can then maybe
63. 00:03:17:44 / 00:03:24:69 - shall we say modify settings in device
64. 00:03:20:32 / 00:03:27:40 - manager or etc on the transfer type okay
65. 00:03:24:69 / 00:03:34:48 - now another thing that you might want to
66. 00:03:27:40 / 00:03:37:31 - look at is basically the CPU okay which
67. 00:03:34:48 / 00:03:40:34 - is a processor okay for constantly
68. 00:03:37:31 / 00:03:43:15 - seeing that our computer is extremely
69. 00:03:40:34 / 00:03:47:15 - slow okay you might want to look at
70. 00:03:43:15 / 00:03:50:50 - processor okay click on processor you
71. 00:03:47:15 / 00:03:50:50 - can add all of them
72. 00:03:51:50 / 00:03:56:04 - okay that's basically got the star
73. 00:03:54:37 / 00:03:58:87 - weather so that's adding all our
74. 00:03:56:05 / 00:04:01:42 - counters okay so basically we're looking
75. 00:03:58:87 / 00:04:06:21 - at the processor you might look at shall
76. 00:04:01:41 / 00:04:09:28 - we say percentage used okay percentage
77. 00:04:06:21 / 00:04:13:99 - idle time okay you can fine-tune it
78. 00:04:09:28 / 00:04:17:37 - based on each processor etc okay you
79. 00:04:13:99 / 00:04:21:97 - might wanna change the colors of things
80. 00:04:17:37 / 00:04:24:51 - okay there we go you can change the
81. 00:04:21:97 / 00:04:29:47 - colors you can basically move things
82. 00:04:24:51 / 00:04:33:81 - okay that's basically that over there
83. 00:04:29:47 / 00:04:36:22 - you can change the width now you might
84. 00:04:33:81 / 00:04:40:05 - also want to look at for example page
85. 00:04:36:22 / 00:04:44:26 - files okay let's just clear all these
86. 00:04:40:05 / 00:04:50:50 - now what this is gonna be showing is
87. 00:04:44:25 / 00:04:51:55 - basically our page file how's it being
88. 00:04:50:50 / 00:04:54:00 - utilized
89. 00:04:51:55 / 00:04:57:63 - are we getting shall we say 100 percent
90. 00:04:54:00 / 00:05:01:53 - usage 85 percent usage if our page file
91. 00:04:57:63 / 00:05:03:61 - is being used extremely highly we might
92. 00:05:01:54 / 00:05:06:01 - want to kinda like shall we say go and
93. 00:05:03:61 / 00:05:09:16 - modify the page file if we've manually
94. 00:05:06:00 / 00:05:11:28 - set shall we say like five gig for a
95. 00:05:09:16 / 00:05:14:05 - page file we might want to increase it
96. 00:05:11:29 / 00:05:16:68 - okay or we might want to set it back to
97. 00:05:14:05 / 00:05:18:79 - automatic okay also you might want to
98. 00:05:16:68 / 00:05:20:74 - consider if it's constantly running at
99. 00:05:18:79 / 00:05:24:31 - max page file you might want to consider
100. 00:05:20:74 / 00:05:26:47 - adding more memory to your computer okay
101. 00:05:24:31 / 00:05:29:64 - another thing that you might want to do
102. 00:05:26:47 / 00:05:34:38 - is save your settings once you have your
103. 00:05:29:64 / 00:05:39:33 - settings setup including shall we say
104. 00:05:34:37 / 00:05:41:07 - how frequent it's being monitored okay
105. 00:05:39:33 / 00:05:42:36 - you could sample every one second every
106. 00:05:41:07 / 00:05:44:19 - ten things for example if you're doing
107. 00:05:42:37 / 00:05:45:22 - over a day you don't want it every
108. 00:05:44:19 / 00:05:47:56 - single second because that's a lot of
109. 00:05:45:22 / 00:05:50:23 - data being monitored you might wanna do
110. 00:05:47:56 / 00:05:53:88 - it every so often okay so you can change
111. 00:05:50:23 / 00:05:57:16 - the duration and the sample in settings
112. 00:05:53:88 / 00:06:01:55 - okay and then once you have that done
113. 00:05:57:16 / 00:06:05:37 - you basically right-click over there
114. 00:06:01:55 / 00:06:06:75 - okay and then save settings as okay and
115. 00:06:05:37 / 00:06:09:95 - then you give it a name and then save it
116. 00:06:06:75 / 00:06:11:73 - wherever you want to okay hopefully this
117. 00:06:09:95 / 00:06:14:81 - has helped regarding performance monitor
118. 00:06:11:73 / 00:06:17:18 - this is just a very simple introduction
119. 00:06:14:81 / 00:06:20:79 - however please do look through it
120. 00:06:17:18 / 00:06:23:96 - because it literally monitors most stuff
121. 00:06:20:79 / 00:06:27:50 - what is ever gonna be needed for a
122. 00:06:23:97 / 00:06:27:50 - computer thank you
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