Performance Tweaks: The New View of Your System Info
When your computer is in need of some maintenance or troubleshooting, make Vista's Reliability and Performance Monitor your first stop. While you can find many of the individual tools in previous Windows versions, the new Control Panel applet helpfully puts much of Vista's most important and useful system information in a single location.
The resource overview in the main Reliability and Performance Monitor window shows, at a glance, the percentage of resources that your CPU, disk, RAM, network, and other system components use.
Obtain a second-by-second look at your PC's activity level via the Performance Monitor option. Shown is the percentage of processor time in use.
Dig deeper into the causes of application and hardware failures, Windows crashes, and other system woes on a day-to-day basis in the Reliability Monitor tool.