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Is there an ap that can run and historically record processor / ap usage (or will I just depend on event viewer)

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Hi,

A PC intermittently freezes up (user can type faster that pc can display) and then returns back to a normal state.

Im not present to see when it happens - and when Im there alls normal!

Is there an ap that can run and historically record processor / ap usage (or will I just depend on event viewer)


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Pete Long earned 167 total points
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Hello worded,

Start > Run >  Perfmon > Enter

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PeteLong
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worded,

Using Performance Monitor to Troubleshoot System Performance in Windows XP Professional
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=26114&rl=1

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Have you tried reinstalling the graphics drivers yet?  I have seen the same issue on several client's PC's over the years where this resolves these issues.  Also, if they are running WinXP, try setting the Performance Settings to "adjust for best performance" under Properties of My Computer, Advanced tab.
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if you are familiar with SQL, ASP, and vbs i wrote a script that runs as a schedled task that pulls  historical cpu data for trend analysis and writes it to a sql database and you can then pull it from and asp page.    but this may be a little more involved than you want.  i designed it to run against a huge set of servers not jsut one machine.  but nonetheless i have it handy if you wan t a copy.

also you could user CS firemon, it is handy too. http://www.croftssoftware.com/Downloads.html 
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every bodys posts on this thread have been very useful / insightful

simonlimb - Updating the vid drivers - I just replaced the card + got the latest drivers - good tip.
PeteLong - never seen Perfmon  before - cant believe no one mentioned it here before.
weellio - You are a mad thing with all that coding! Its way over my head by that ap looks cool.


A long successful day over - thanks a mill everyone.
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Thanq
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