View CPU load

View CPU load

A computer's CPU can be running at full capacity or idle. However, it is not always the user who causes full load or, conversely, CPU idle. You can use third-party software or standard Windows monitors to find out which applications or processes are stressing the CPU and monitor them.

Also read: What to do if your processor charges 100% for no reason

Monitoring the CPU load

Various processes and applications load the CPU in one way or another, moreover, viruses and miners can load it. At best, this can cause the processor to run at full power, get very hot, and force the cooling system to dissipate most of the heat while the computer feels very slow. In the worst case, your processor can burn out. To prevent this from happening, you should check the charge level of the device using the methods outlined in this article.

Also read: How to reduce processor load

Method 1: AIDA64

AIDA64 is probably one of the best, albeit paid (after a trial period), third-party system monitors. Collecting data about your PC, its components, and CPU load is easy.

Download AIDA64.

  1. In AIDA64, click the tab "System Dashboard."by clicking on the shortcut or on the desired line.
  2. Click on the article "CP". or the line of the same name.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the tab and you will get to "CPU load".. View CPU load by cores and threads.

Thus, AIDA64 gives you a cross-sectional view of the CPU load. Unfortunately the total CPU load cannot be seen with the program.

Method 2: Process Explorer

Process Explorer - This program can quickly view data about the current operation of computer components. At the same time, it is copyrighted by Microsoft itself, which provides an adequate level of support and compatibility with Windows. A distinctive feature of the program is that its main version is portable and does not require installation. The CPU load on it can be seen in two steps.

Go to the official site of Process Explorer

  1. In the main program window, pay attention to the parameter "CPU usage".The current CPU usage is shown in the "CPU Usage" graph. For more details, click on the first graph responsible for displaying the CPU information.
  2. The scale on the left shows real-time CPU utilization, and the graph on the right shows overall CPU utilization, selecting a point of interest if necessary.
  3. Note that green will indicate total utilization, and red will indicate how much the CPU is using the most resource consuming process. Also, when you click "Show a graph by CPU", you can see the load on the individual threads.

The bottom line is that Process Explorer seems to be quite an informative and practical program when you need to see the overall load on the CPU and its threads.

Method 3: System Tools

One method that does not require the installation of third-party software and that is available to all Windows owners is to use the "Task Manager", which displays information about the CPU load immediately.

  1. Using a combination of keys. "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" or searching in the panel "Start". Open "Task Manager.
  2. Is already in the account "Processes". about the letters "CP". you can see the total CPU load. For more detailed information, go to the tab "Performance" tab..
  3. Near the first box of the graph on the left you can immediately see the CPU load, as well as in the full graph and below it. At the same time, you can chart the process in real time, mark the maximum and minimum points. To see the load of the individual threads open Resource Monitor..
  4. The resource monitor will allow you to keep track not only of the CPU load, but also of the frequency that is taken in relation to the maximum. Also, the CPU thread load is shown on the left.
  5. Also read: Using Resource Monitor in Windows

It can be said that the standard Windows tools at hand are more than a complete solution, both for looking at the overall CPU load and in terms of individual threads.

In the end, it remains to be said that figuring out the CPU load in real time and with a fixation on certain points is not difficult thanks to the monitors built into the operating system and third-party software such as AIDA64 and Process Explorer.

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