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Trying to see the max cpu usage of guildwars 2 over a play period to see if overclocking would help anything. I can't seem to find this anywhere. I'm running windows 7, is there an easy way to track MAX cpu usage history so that it tells me the max cpu usage of a single process?

I've tryed sysperf and sysinternals, but can't find those options if they are available at all. Any help appreciated!
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"Just type perfmon into Start > Run and press enter. When the Performance window is open, click on the + sign to add new counters to the graph. The counters are different aspects of how your PC works and are grouped by similarity into groups called "Performance Object".

For your questions, you can choose the "Process", "Memory" and "Processor" performance objects. You then can see these counters in real time

You can also specify the utility to save the performance data for your inspection later. To do this, select "Performance Logs and Alerts" in the left-hand panel. (It's right under the System Monitor console which provides us with the above mentioned counters. If it is not there, click "File" > "Add/remove snap-in", click Add and select "Performance Logs and Alerts" in the list".) From the "Performance Logs and Alerts", create a new monitoring configuration under "Counter Logs". Then you can add the counters, specify the sampling rate, the log format (binary or plain text) and log location."

Source - Stackoverflow


EDIT: It's going to be dificult to monitor a single process outside of an IDE. Perhaps you could monitor your machine under normal load as a baseline and go from there.
Edited by Gilroyy - 8/27/12 at 1:55pm
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"Just type perfmon into Start > Run and press enter. When the Performance window is open, click on the + sign to add new counters to the graph. The counters are different aspects of how your PC works and are grouped by similarity into groups called "Performance Object".
For your questions, you can choose the "Process", "Memory" and "Processor" performance objects. You then can see these counters in real time
You can also specify the utility to save the performance data for your inspection later. To do this, select "Performance Logs and Alerts" in the left-hand panel. (It's right under the System Monitor console which provides us with the above mentioned counters. If it is not there, click "File" > "Add/remove snap-in", click Add and select "Performance Logs and Alerts" in the list".) From the "Performance Logs and Alerts", create a new monitoring configuration under "Counter Logs". Then you can add the counters, specify the sampling rate, the log format (binary or plain text) and log location."
Source - Stackoverflow
EDIT: It's going to be dificult to monitor a single process outside of an IDE. Perhaps you could monitor your machine under normal load as a baseline and go from there.

All you did was copy and paste from google without reading my post.
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Read the edit.

Also, it was copied and referenced from StackOverflow.
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Trying to see the max cpu usage of guildwars 2 over a play period to see if overclocking would help anything. I can't seem to find this anywhere. I'm running windows 7, is there an easy way to track MAX cpu usage history so that it tells me the max cpu usage of a single process?
I've tryed sysperf and sysinternals, but can't find those options if they are available at all. Any help appreciated!
There is applications to do it, but they're all 3rd party tools. I really can't recall the name of any of them though - sorry redface.gif
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EDIT: It's going to be dificult to monitor a single process outside of an IDE. Perhaps you could monitor your machine under normal load as a baseline and go from there.
You do realise that task manager works in the command line too?
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Task manager doesn't have a logging feature though, as far as I am aware.
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Check out PC Monitor I just recently started to use it so don't know all the bells and whistles yet. But they do support notifications, such as when the processor usage is above a specified percentage for a specified period of time. It does alot more then this as well, plus has mobile support. The mobile support is why I am using it to begin with. Also works on Windows 8.
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Task manager doesn't have a logging feature though, as far as I am aware.

No, but command lines do wink.gif
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True, but can you view CPU usage in there?
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Check out PC Monitor I just recently started to use it so don't know all the bells and whistles yet. But they do support notifications, such as when the processor usage is above a specified percentage for a specified period of time. It does alot more then this as well, plus has mobile support. The mobile support is why I am using it to begin with. Also works on Windows 8.

Interesting. Before I go 3rd party though, I think there must be a way to do this with perfmon or logging. I'm still hoping. All the guides I find when googling are not for windows 7, either.
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