Monitoring Your Energy Usage: How to Check PC Power Consumption in Windows 10

How to Check PC Power Consumption in 10

Hi, I'm Tracy! Today, I am here to walk you through the process of checking your PC power consumption in Windows 10; a simple yet essential task to understand your PC's efficiency and functionality.

An Overview

By checking your PC's power consumption, you can better understand how different programs and activities impact your PC's energy usage. This can be useful for or even just maximizing your battery life.

How to Check Power Consumption in Windows 10

Accessing the Task Manager

The first step to check your PC power consumption is to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard, which opens the Task Manager. Here, you will find all running processes and the energy impact they make on your system.

Understanding Power Usage

In the Task Manager, you will see a “Power Usage” column. This column gives a constant estimation of the energy used by each running app or process. Terms like “Very Low”, “Low”, “Moderate”, and “High” indicate the power used by each process.

Power Usage Trend

Adjacent to the ‘Power Usage' column, you will find ‘Power Usage Trend,' which shows power usage over time. This helps identify what programs are consistently using more resources and can help you optimize your usage.

Closing Remarks

Mastering such tech aspects can truly make your life easier and your work more efficient. Checking PC power consumption in Windows 10 is a great way to monitor your computer's efficiency and extend its lifespan. It's less complicated than you might think! Email me for any queries at Let's take this tech journey together, making it less intimidating and more approachable.

Thanks for tuning in!

Happy tech-ing!

– Tracy

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Tracy C.

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