Performance check

Windows and Mac offer some useful tools to check your computer’s performance.  These can offer you a clue about where your computer is struggling.  Is it running our of memory, is the drive overly-busy or has the processor got too much to do?

Here are some links to get you started.

Windows uses Task Manager which has a series of graphs on the Performance tab to give you a quick overview.

Macs have Activity Monitor for the same purpose.