Resource Monitor: A More Granular View on the Processes

Task Manager is the go-to option when getting an overview of the Windows 10 Workstation performance allocation in terms of CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. In most cases, Task Manager is more than enough to check to get a brief performance report on the system. However, in nail-biting cases where the Windows 10 is severely degraded, advanced users and administrators need to have a more granular look at the underlying processes involved.

These processes aren’t easily diagnosed using Task Manager and a more powerful and advanced tool is required. Microsoft has developed a cool feature called ‘Resource Monitor’ that does exactly advanced monitoring of processes. In this article, we will show how to open resource monitor and discuss the different views involved:

 

  1. Resource Monitor can be opened via several methods:
    1. From the Task Manager, go to the lower screen and click on ‘Open Resource Monitor’

 

 

 

  1. Type ‘resmon’ from the Windows 10 search bar.
  1. Resource Monitor Window contains several monitor tabs for CPU, Memory, Disk and Network Connectivity.

 

  • The right panel contains an overall dashboard for the CPU, Disk, Network and Memory utilization.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2 The CPU tab displays all the processes, services, associated handles, and associated modules consuming most of the CPU resources. The Resource Monitor provides all details such as Name, Process ID, Description, Status, and other CPU related information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3 The Memory tab displays all the processes involved that are consuming most of the memory resources and physical memory allocation.  The Resource Monitor provides all details such as Name, Process ID, Hard Faults/sec, Commit(KB) and other memory related information.

 

2.4 The Disk tab displays all the processes with disk activity, disk activity and storage details.  The Resource Monitor provides all details such as Image, Process ID, Disk Read (B/sec), Disk Write (B/sec), Total(B/sec) and other Disk related information.

 

2.5 The Network tab displays all the processes with network activity, TCP connections and listening ports.  The Resource Monitor provides all details such as Image, Process ID, Send (B/sec), Receive (B/sec), Total(B/sec) and other network related information.

 

 

Did you learn something new about resource monitoring in Windows 10? If so, please like and share this article. Are there better ways to monitor the CPU, Memory, or Disk of a Windows 10 platform? Please leave a comment below!

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