Keep Track of Your Resources
Keeping track of your computer’s resources is a habit that you need to abide by to make sure that your device runs in optimal conditions. However, the problem with Windows computers is that there are way too many utilities available that can help you track your resources. The most prominent one, is perhaps, the Windows Task Manager, which highlights resource usage of individual processes, and gives admins and users the option to kill ones that aren’t working properly. However, if you want to look under the surface for information that the Task Manager cannot provide, you might want to try Resource Monitor. This task manager is best to use when you want to track your resources simply and concisely.
When Windows Task Manager Isn’t Enough
Resource Manager loads an overview when launched, and this overview lists CPU, Disk, Network, and Memory data—including all processes that use resources. You can hide and show elements with a click on the icon to tweak the way the app shows your data. You can also move the mouse cursor over dividers to increase or decrease the visible area. To make room for more information, you can also hide the graphs on the right-hand side of the screen, since they are often a waste of space.
Each of the tabs in Resource Manager gives you a list that you can click on for you to get more in-depth information. Among the data you can find using the app is how much physical memory your computer has left or which programs write to disk at a specific timeframe. You can even list all outbound connections of the PC or find out if a process connects to the internet.
All in all, Resource Monitor is a handy tool for any type of user. Whether you are a system administration, an experienced user, or a newbie, you can surely understand how this resource monitoring app works. It offers more information than the Windows Task Manager, and even gives you tools to dig deeper into your device’s activities.