Interpreting Task Manager display

By DannyBelle
Dec 10, 2006
  1. Whenever I look at Task Manager's Performance tab, the CPU usage comes in two colors, red and green. I have always wondered what each color indicates. I would appreciate some enlightenment on this.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Red shows the CPU time spent in the system kernel. You can enable/disable this in View->Show Kernel Times
  3. DannyBelle

    DannyBelle TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thank you. Now all I have to do is research what exactly the kernel does. I can probably find that information somewhere on this site. :D :D
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