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\Process(sqlservr)\% Processor, why is higher then total processor time, how to calculate them ?

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\Process(sqlservr)\% Processor Time show me I have 457.172116158291% of usage. But total processor time only show me 100%.
Actually how this calculation work ? in our server we have 4CPu.

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Hi,

 Counter                                                 Description
 Process\% Processor Time                -  The sum of processor time on each processor for all threads of  the process.

Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time  -  A measure of processor activity for all processors in the computer.This counter sums the average nonidle time of all processors during the sample interval and divides it by the number of processors. For example, if all processors are busy for half of the sample interval, on average, it displays 50%. It also displays 50% if half of the processors are busy for the entire interval, and the others are idle.

Thread\% Processor Time                   -  The amount of processor time for a thread.
 
Although these two counters are named the same, they are calculated quite differently:

 

The % Processor Time for the _Total instance under the Processor object shows an AVERAGE of the processor used across all cpus (we have 8.) , so if 2 are 10% and 6 at 5% the the counter shows around 6%. On the other hand, the % Processor Time under the Process object for the sqlserver instance shows a SUM of all the processors. so if 2 are 10% and 6 at 5% then the counter shows 50%.

 Hope it may helpful to you.

Regards
Guvera



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HI guvera,
You copy this on net. I would appreciate if you or someone here can explain on his way.
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Expert comment base on article on net
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