Using Your PC’s Resource-Monitoring Tools to Troubleshoot
All computer performance monitoring tools and resources provide good feedback, but the details are trivial. Activity is always buzzing inside the computer. The concern is whether this activity is causing the system to slow down.
When the computer starts to run slowly, the task manager pops up and click on the Processes tab. Click the CPU column header to sort the list of running programs by processor usage. (If necessary, click the title twice until the programs that use the most CPU appear at the top of the list.) The program that uses the most CPU time is probably the program that is slowing down your computer.
You can also click the Performance tab in Task Manager to check memory and other resources. But to make sure that the individual program consumes a lot of resources, use the resource manager: in the resource management window, choose the suspected program from the list on the tab overview. Then select all resources.
What you are looking for is an increase in resource consumption over time. In some cases, the program may engage itself for a short time, and then resume regular activity. When a program continues to consume resources, you might consider quitting it to see if your computer’s performance improves.
>>If one software is to blame, consider getting a software update.
>>If the program is a background task that is consuming a lot of resources, consider rescheduling the task at a time when you are not using your computer.
>>A program that continues to use resources after its termination, especially memory, has a memory leak. You should stop using this software and see if an update or replacement is available.
>>Some webpage plugins may cause problems. These plugins may appear as problems with the web browser software itself, but they are not. The way to solve this problem is to check your web browser settings or preferences and disable the plugin.
>>Malware also consumes resources at a frantic pace. You can try to stop the driver, but it is better to perform a scan and remove it from Windows Defender.