Windows® Task Manager CPU Usage
Get to know more about CPU usage of Windows Task Manager
Task Manager is an application which comes with Microsoft Window series. It is an application which shows detailed information about your entire computer system. Task Manager will monitor the status of all running programs, CPU usage, performance of the system and processes. This application is available in most of the Windows series such as Windows XP, Vista, etc. One of the features of Windows Task Manager is its CPU Usage feature. It monitors how well the CPU is performing in the system. We can access Task Manager by pressing 'Alt + Ctrl +Del' keys simultaneously. The main function of the CPU usage is to monitor the performance of each running process. It helps the system to identify whether it s running slow and thereby we can increase the performance level of the system. This performance level is represented by a graphical representation.
Here are some of the features of CPU usage utility in Task Manager and tips to resolve issues obstructing Task Manager:
- Kernel Mode Time
- Normal Mode Time
- Tips to Fix
Kernel Mode Time
One of the most important facilities for CPU usage of the Task Manager is that it allows two modes such as Kernel Mode Time and User Mode time. In our system many components such as device drivers, core part of Windows operating system run in kernel mode. The performance monitoring of these devices are displayed in the Kernel mode time. Kernel Mode time is represented graphically by a line graph. It is represented as red area.
User Mode Time
User Mode time is another graphical representation of CPU Usage. In the system most of the components run as user application. These include additional programs installed by the user and user applications. We can enable user mode time of the CPU usage from the 'View' menu. In the 'View' menu choose 'show kernel time'. After selecting this user mode time is represented by red area.
There are several problems in the system to lower the performance of CPU usage. One of the main problems is due to the malware attacks. Then the CPU usage time will be very high. This can be solved by removing malware from the system. Some of the programs running in the system also cause problems. In order to perform smooth working of the CPU, select the program from the 'Task Manager' which causes slow performance and stops that particular program.
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