Windows | CPU

This alarm calculates the average of CPU utilization over a period of 10 minutes.

It is raised into warning if the value exceeds 85%.
If the average exceeds 95%, then the alert gets raised into critical.

Troubleshooting Section

Processes slowing down your CPU

In Windows, you can open up the Task Manager from the menu or by pressing ctrl+shift+esc.

  • Under the processes tab, you can see a list of the processes currently running on the machine.

    • To get a better picture of the main consumers, order them by their total CPU usage by
      clicking the CPU column. That will sort the top main processes utilizing your CPU.
  • To get a more detailed look, click the “Performance” tab (next to the processes tab) and
    then click on the bottom of the window “Open Resource Monitor”.

    • That will open up a window with a more detailed view on the processes.
    • On the “Processes” table, look for the column “Average CPU”. Clicking this will order the
      processes again by CPU utilization.

It would be helpful to close any of the main consumer processes, but Netdata strongly suggests
knowing exactly what processes you are closing and being certain that they are not necessary to
your workflow or system.