I am looking for a (preferably free) logger application for Windows which logs the CPU usage of the process & also total CPU.

Functionality I am looking for:

• Logs total CPU every second

• Check if total CPU is going more than 80% & logs the CPU usage of highest CPU taking process

• Logs the processes (i.e. 2-3 with high CPU)

  • For something specific like that, if you know how to code, I'd suggest you to write your own, for example using PowerShell. Some initial ideas on StackOverflow ([powershell] cpu is:question)
    – mguassa
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 18:24
  • I assume a solution like ProcessMonitor is too verbose. Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 19:56

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I can recommend our tool SysKit, formerly Terminal Services Log, and it does exactly what you need. The thresholds (e.g. 80% CPU) can easily be adjusted, and you can receive alerts when it goes over your desired threshold. Unfortunately, the tool is not free, but give it a spin, download free trial, and if you still think it should be free, contact us.

Please note: I work for Acceleratio, the makers of the tool mentioned above, so I might be a little bit biased here.

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