WinBar is a free and lightweight program that lets you control your system and provides easy access to commonly used controls. It can run on Windows 2000 and newer operating systems and is available in 32- and 64-bit versions. It is a portable application and does not require installation to work, so you can carry it around on a flash drive as well as on your personal system monitor. Moreover, it does not leave any traces on the computer on which you decide to use it, because its operation does not depend on any specific registry entries.
The application can support multiple profiles creation and enables you to load them easily through the associated menu. In case you are using multiple monitors, you can select the one to have the toolbar display. In different modes alignment is possible but this assigns to the toolbar elements and not the toolbar itself. You can choose to have it display either at the bottom or top of the screen.
In addition, there is the option to automatically hide the toolbar when it is out of focus to use the entire desktop space. All things considered, it can be stated that Portable WinBar is a clean application that you can use to view disk space, memory, or even customize media playback with a cool toolbar. You can easily carry it around with you, and while it lacks many modules.
Process Tamer is a tiny and ultra-efficient utility for Microsoft Windows XP / 2K / NT that runs in the tray of your system and constantly monitors other processes’ CPU usage. When it sees a process that is overloading your CPU, it temporarily lowers the priority of that process until its CPU usage returns to a reasonable level.
Many times the process will overload your processor, for example, when converting audio/video files or working with compressed archives. Because these processes consume the processor, your system becomes unresponsive and you cannot use your computer for other tasks while these processes are running. The platform addresses this problem by detecting such degenerate conditions and temporarily lowering the priority of problematic processes to allow your system to respond to other requests. Stop being a victim of an overloaded processor and let this application keep your system up and running, no matter what you do.
Big Meter Pro is a utility that monitors the disk and memory of your CPU. It enables you to continuously track various system parameters from your desktop screen using multiple meters. If you want to avoid various system problems, it is helpful to keep track of the basic resources of your computer. The application is a good tool that can monitor multiple areas of the system from a single interface. It has a simple graphical interface and a clean layout, which means that all users can understand it easily. As mentioned, the application acts as a CPU counter for the desktop computer. By switching the display, you can view the levels of CPU, memory, and disk or alarm usage. The program provides real-time evaluation of the specified functions.
You can also view information on the above items. For example, when analyzing a disk, it gives you the serial number, disk size, and amount of free space, as well as disk usage and file system. Likewise, by checking memory information, you can view the total physical memory in bytes and the available user address space bytes. In the end, it comes to conclude that Big Meter Pro is a useful tool that can be useful to install on your computer. Less experienced people will find it easy to operate due to its intuitive structure and overall simplicity. The salient features of the platform include displays the CPU, Memory, and Disk usage, CPU usage for a selected process, Multiple instances can run simultaneously, smooth motion and hand color options, Information about CPU, Memory, and Disk, a 3D Dial form and variable opacity, Stay on Top of other programs option, and works with any Windows version, from XP to 10.
AMD System Monitor is a free and amazing software tool for the graphic card (GPU), processor (CPU), and memory utilization that illustrates various workloads of the GPU and CPU. With the release of AMD’s new Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), this utility has been designed to showcase the x86 and GPU composition of the new class of processors, as well as display the workload balance between GPU and x86 as seen in today’s most new applications. The application is lightweight and does not require as much storage space as many other programs in the Productivity Software category. This program is available for users with the operating system Windows XP and earlier versions and it is available only in English.
AMD64 CPU Assistant is a powerful software that is designed to monitor the temperature of an AMD64 CPU core by utilizing the processor’s on-die thermal sensor. In addition, the utility can track CPU and memory usage, display CPU information, monitor memory timings, and system processes. The program uses its own driver to access ports and MSR registers for systems based on the NT AMD64CAx86.sys / AMD64CAx64.sys kernel, which is installed and started when the program is first launched without user intervention.
SSuite System Monitor is a completely portable and stand-alone application that monitors the RAM of your system, page file load, CPU usage, and the system power in real-time. It gives you a real-time desktop monitoring system with a LAN search engine. Also displays your current I.P. address. The power consumption meter of the platform is ideal for notebooks, laptops, and netbooks. Just drag the small window to the desired location on the screen, it will remember its position the next time it starts. It runs on all Windows systems including 32 and 64 bit.
SysGuage is a responsive software utility that monitors the memory status, CPU usage, as well as network and disk activities of your system. It is a robust application that can monitor not only the local computer but also remote PCs and analyze their performance from multiple perspectives. It has proven to be very responsive throughout the testing process and has been recommended by many counters as a one-stop solution.
You can also set user-defined limits for the system monitoring counters, display error or warning messages, play notification sounds, or even send email notifications if a predefined system monitoring counter goes up or down below the limit. The application will also generate periodic status reports and notifications, which can include up to 24 hours of continuous monitoring history. Then you have the option to save the report as HTML, PDF, Excel, Text, CSV, or XML files.
PCNetMonitor is a program for monitoring and recording performance data from local or remote computers. It uses the Windows WMI DCOM interface to connect to five standard CPU performance counters and three standard network performance counters. It displays meter data in a graphical user interface and also displays meter statistics over several different time periods. It writes all data to a formatted log file that can be easily imported into Excel for graphing and subsequent analysis. It can also run timed tests to measure performance over user-specified time periods.
The salient features of the program is it provides interactive GUI with eight separate counters for performance, GUI provides tooltips on all controls, Scrolling text display with options to stop scrolling, Displays running averages, Displays maximum, minimum, and average values of all counters, Provides time test capabilities, Designed to run for long periods, Easy plotting with Excel, Designed to run for long periods with minimum CPU usage, and much more.
CS Fire Monitor is a user-friendly system monitoring application that keeps a keen eye on your computer’s behavior and aspects related to the hardware of your system. It is a software solution designed to monitor every part of your system, including CPU, disks, hardware, bandwidth, software, and network. The application is not only a full-featured system monitoring utility but also allows you to create complete reports on all these tools, as well as graphs and detailed statistics. The interface may seem a little complicated at first glance, and it probably is, but it only takes a couple of minutes to figure out how to use the program. All functions are nicely organized in tabs, so you have Monitors, Reports, Settings, and Help.
The Monitors section provides an impressive number of subcategories including Bandwidth, CPU, Disks, Hardware, IP, Memory, NetStats, Processes, Services, Software, Tasks, and Templates. Each one contains a ton of parts, so when clicking on a CPU, it displays the manufacturer ID, CPU name, type, family, model, brand, stepping and serial number, current speed, and real-time speed. Reports can be created by category using a dedicated tool to automatically save them in any of the four available formats that are HTML, TXT, ASC, and CSV.
Yet Another (remote) Process Monitor (YAPM) is a powerful application that allows you to manage and view your running tasks, threads, processes, modules, etc., and your services on a local or remote computer. YAPM offers many features to manage them such as memory management, privilege management, complete statistics history, dependency viewer, etc.
The salient features of the platform include Local & Remote Monitoring, Module & Thread Management, Job management, Handle Management (keys, files, semaphores… etc. launched by a process), View of TCP/UDP connections, Windows management, Emergency Hotkeys Feature, Privilege Management, Build-in Hex Editor, Log Mode, Local & Remote Shutdown, Dependency Viewer, Powerful Service Creator, System Snapshot Feature, and much more.
MiTeC Task Management is a free, portable, and lightweight process monitoring software that provides real-time observation of running processes, installed drivers and services, available network adapters, network traffic, etc. The application is based on the MiTeC System Information Component Suite and offers the powerful features available in the standard Windows Task Manager in a lightweight portable package with many other enhancements. It does not require installation and leaves no traces on the system, so it can be easily used as a portable application anywhere.
The salient features of the platform include disk and I/O utilization, active terminal sessions, autostart entries, CPU usage, frequency, and other advanced stats, GPU usage, and GPU engines usage, memory map, and utilization, system information, opened/locked files finder, machine journal, user account list, monitor layout view, windows available updates, and much more.
3R CPU Monitor is an easy-to-use lightweight application that allows you to track the processor’s performance of your computer, as a percentage, graph, or speed indicator. It allows you to monitor your computer’s CPU usage in real-time. The software can display processor performance in a small window that remains on the desktop.
It is important to keep records of CPU usage because too much voltage can damage your computer. The software can show a warning when the utilization percentage reaches a certain threshold, it mean that your computer is in danger. You can check the exact CPU usage at any time using the software and take appropriate action. What’s more, you can easily switch between different windows, configure it to start from Windows, or always stay at the top. The program window is small, with a simple interface that allows you to work on top of other applications without distracting your attention from your work.