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How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Lagging, overheating, and other system issues indicate that you need to run basic operations on your PC and check out the resources and utility of the major components, namely the CPU, GPU, and RAM usage.

Windows 11 offers you three detailed summarised versions of your CPU, GPU and RAM usage, which allows you to check out the lagging components and optimise the performance of your PC. You can access the information on resource usage by your PC on the following.

Follow this article to learn how to access this information on Windows 11.

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How to access CPU, GPU and RAM usage on the Task Manager?

The Task Manager provides you with a summary of the utility and performance of your CPU, GPU, RAM and other components of your PC. This can help you get a basic overview of the functions and also allows you to remove the entries that are hogging up space.

Follow the actions mentioned below to access the Task Manager on your PC:

Step 1: Press the ctrl+shift+esc shortcut on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can also search for Task Manager from the search icon on your taskbar. If you have performed the shortcut action, choose the Task Manager option in the pop-up window.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 2: Click on the Performance tab. Here you can find a graph of the primary functions, such as speed, utilisation and other details. You’ll also find the CPU, Memory (RAM usage) and GPU option on the left corner of the Task Manager.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 3: You can head over to the Processes tab to check out which apps consume the most space and resources.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 4: Click on the entry hogging up space and select the End Task option to optimise your resources.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

How to access Resource Monitor on Windows 11?

If you want to access more detailed information about the performance of your CPU and the other components, the Resource Monitor can undoubtedly help you out with that. It also helps you conveniently decide how to optimise the performance of an app.

Follow the steps mentioned below to access Resource Monitor on your PC:

Step 1: Search for Resource Monitor on your taskbar.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 2: Click on the Memory tab to check out the memory currently being used, how much is on stand-by and other variables.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 3: You can check out the performance utilisation of the CPU by clicking on the CPU tab.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 4: Alternatively, You can check all the functions such as CPU, Disk, Network and Memory on a single tab by clicking on Overview.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

How to access the Performance Monitor on your PC?

If you want to analyse the data usage by the apps on your PC individually or at a time, then the Performance Monitor can help you comprehend how the apps are performing in real-time. You can also figure out the issues and sort them out once you get a detailed analysis.

Follow the steps mentioned below to access the Performance Monitor on your PC:

Step 1: Type in Performance Monitor in the taskbar of your Windows.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 2: Click on the Performance Monitor tab on the left corner of the app. The app displays the Processor performance counter by default.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 3: You can add counters to the graph by clicking on the plus sign.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 4: Select a counter on the pop-up window.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

Step 5: Click on Add and click on OK to add the counter to your Performance Monitor graph.

How to check CPU, GPU and RAM usage in Windows 11?

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