: System Monitor II
: 08 May 2011
: System Administration, Information & Security
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Do you want to monitor your computerīs health in real-time? Of course you can already do this from Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE keys but if you want it on your computer desktop always then install the System Monitor II Windows Gadget. It will shows you all core CPU usage (1 Core, 2 Core, 3 Core, 4 Core, 6 Core, 8 Core, 12 Core, 16 Core or 24 Core) and RAM (physical, page file and full, includes virtual) usage. It also displays all cores and RAM usage history and cores temperatures (CoreTemp must be running on the background).
Some users may want to increase the size of the gadget's display to make it better readable, which can be helpful especially on larger displays. A click on the settings button allows that and a lot more. The size of the gadget window can be resized to every available size. The value is set as a percentage of the default value. But that's not the only setting and option available in the eight tabs.
From useful double-click actions to spawn the Windows task manager, to changing the display of graphs, color schemes and interface elements, and enabling additional hardware parameters like core temperatures, users who delve into the options find a lot of useful settings. Gadget save settings to file. File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% Filename: gadgetname_Settings.ini
It is furthermore possible to hide specific information from the System Monitor II interface which is helpful if space is of the essence or if those values are not necessarily needed.
System Monitor II is a great gadget for Vista and Windows 7. Mainly because it combines the most important hardware information in one highly configurable interface, and because its option to launch the task manager with a double-click. That's really helpful to check a peaking value in the task manager. The gadget is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
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