Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Task manager/ resource monitor CPU usage


04 Apr 2011   #1

7 home premium 32
 
 
Task manager/ resource monitor CPU usage

The task manager shows CPU usage at 86%, but the resource monitor shows it fluctuating between 3 and 8 percent with maximum frequency at 46%. Which is right and if maximum frequency is the speed of the chip, such as 2.0 Ghz, why isn't it always 100%?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Apr 2011   #2

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

What CPU and motherboard do you have? I ask because some have built in throttling - lowers CPU speed when speed isn't needed.

Regards,
GEWB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2011   #3

7 home premium 32
 
 

It is a T60 with a 2.0 Ghz dual core.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Apr 2011   #4

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

If a ThinkPad, it probably has CPU power management enabled in the BIOS (maybe a power scheme set up in Windows).

Features

  • Dual Core
  • 1.5 - 2.33 GHz clock speed
  • 15 (low voltage) or 31 (normal voltage) watt thermal design power consumption
  • 667 MHz FSB
  • 151 Million Transistors
  • 65 nm fabrication process
  • 2 MB L2-Cache with dynamic cache sizing
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep (EIST), power states: normal (C0), AutoHALT/MWAIT (C1), Stop Grant (C2), Deep Sleep (C3), Deeper Sleep (C4)


Regards,
GEWB

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The Intel Speed Step or EIST, idles your CPU when not needed and speeds it up when more power is required.

It's a great fearure that keeps you temperatures and power consumption down.

Where you looking at task manager and resource monitor side by side?
They should be reading the same, speed step can change the CPU usage very quickly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #6

7 home premium 32
 
 

The task manager CPU usage does not change, it stays at whatever the reading when first opened and the memory meter remains fixed as well. The resource monitor reading will fluctuate which has me thinking that there is an issue with task manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Just to be sure, run a full anti-virus scan with your AV and Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes free version.

After d/l'ing, if you don't have it, be sure to update the database before running the full scan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Task manager/ resource monitor CPU usage




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Task manager/ resource monitor CPU usage
Thread Forum
Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager Performance & Maintenance
CPU Usage and Memory in Task Manager Performance & Maintenance
My Task Manager Doesn't Show RAM Usage each Program. General Discussion
Resource Manager Bug: CPU Usage Performance & Maintenance
Monitor Page file in task manager / resource manager Performance & Maintenance
RC High CPU Usage - Task Manager or Kaspersky? Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33