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I'd welcome an explanation of  the displays I see when I click Task Manager\Performance.

 

Re the CPU Usage display: What is the unit of time for each unit of the x-axis?

 

Re the PF display: What does "PF" mean" My reading shows a flat line of 1.21 GB; is that too high, too low? How do I modify it?

 

Where can I get more information on what Task Manager is telling me?

 

Thanks.    .... wdc


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There's some information Here. That may be helpful to you.

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Joe: Thanks much. That is the best treatment I have seen. But it still is not complete or simple enough for me. I don't believe it answers the specific questions I posed (re the units on the time (horizontal) axis). So, I welcome any other GtG suggestions. ... batpark


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I'm not sure if I understood your first question well, but for the first question :

 

"Re the CPU Usage display: What is the unit of time for each unit of the x-axis?"

 

If you count the display ticks of that graph, you can see that there's one tick every second and that it goes through a full square in 5 seconds, so I guess 5 would be the answer if this is what you're asking.

 

For the second question :

 

"Re the PF display: What does "PF" mean" My reading shows a flat line of 1.21 GB; is that too high, too low? How do I modify it?"

 

PF stands for page file. It's a file where Windows store the data that cannot be held by your computer's RAM when it's filled up (full). Here's a good guide to understanding what the page file is and also how to modify it's values (with pictures included !) :

 

http://www.howtogeek...you-disable-it/

 

Does it answer your question ?


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