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Xperf for Excess CPU Consumption: WPA edition

Last year I wrote an article about how to use xperf to analyze a CPU bound program, using the xperfview UI. Since then the WPA UI has come out and replaced xperfview. This updated version of the article explains how … Continue reading

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Xperf for Excess CPU Consumption

When an application is slow you can, in my experience, generally categorize the problem as CPU bound or CPU idle. Either the CPU is spending an annoyingly long time on computing some result, or the CPU is idle, waiting on … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Poor Performance Problem

While creating slides for a recent conference I noticed that PowerPoint was having trouble keeping up with my typing. Since the topic of my talk was ETW the obvious thing to do was to profile PowerPoint to figure out what … Continue reading

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