This tiny executable places four system monitoring graphs on your desktop, but we found them too difficult to read. Performance Monitor's simple settings interface makes it easy to set the visibility and colors of the four monitoring graphs, but they don't make enough of an impact. A setting to double the graph sizes just changes them from tiny to small.
Performance Monitor's graphs are easily dragged to sit anywhere on your desktop. Setting an option to make the graphs invisible to regular mouse clicks makes it easy to set them above other applications. You can move your mouse over any graph to get current information. That works better than trying to figure the scale of an unlabeled graph. The four graphs are Disk Usage, CPU Usage, Memory Usage, and Net Usage. We had to roll over each graph to see those titles.
What you don't know may not hurt you, but what you can't see surely can't help you. Performance Monitor will work for a select few with small screen resolution, but all others will need to find a better way to see how their systems are working.
Performance Monitor is a program that shows you the CPU, memory, disk, and network utilization under Windows NT platforms. It's composed by four fully configurable small graphs and it can work in the tray area also.
The windows are fully attachable and by moving the "CPU" window you'll move the other attached windows. Performance Monitor can become transparent and permits you to forward left-mouse clicks so you can place it anywhere
What's new in this version:
Version 4.1 added network max bandwidth in settings, ability to set the update interval time, and ability to backup and restore position of panels.