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Windows Performance Tab Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BML, Dec 13, 2001.

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  1. BML

    BML Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2001
    I know that XP is a bit different than '98 but when I bring up the task manager and go to the "performance" tab I really don't understand what everything means. Physical Memory, Kernal Memory, Comitt, Page File.... can someone give me a little lesson in how to interpret my performance?

    My system has 128mb RAM. That said, here is what my performance reads now:

    system cache...72216k


    Page File usage: 126mb

    total: handles, 5282
    threads, 298
    processes, 25

    Commit Charge:

    Is this good? How do I use this info to determine how well my computer is performing? Why is Physical and Commit slightly different?
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    For a detailed description of what they are, open up the task manager and click on help, under the contents go to performance fields overview. They have pretty good explanations of what they are.

    Without knowing what you use the computer for, I would say those are pretty good for things like surfing, light gaming, email and such.
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