Checking current CPU and RAM (Memory) usage on Windows 2008

If you need to check the current CPU and RAM usage on Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 as well, it is a matter of right clicking on the Task Bar (Usually found on the bottom of the display) and selecting ‘Start Task Manager’:


Here on the Windows Task Manager you can see current CPU usage, keep in mind this fluctuates a lot, as well as Memory usage.  In this screen the 2.67 is the memory in use, and the total memory is listed as 3071 (actually 3GB).  Both numbers are useful for reference   Make note of the green bar graphs as they are easy indicators:






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