Performance Monitor

Performance Monitor


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1
File Size:
1.41MB
Date Added:
May 06, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
6,079
Downloads Last Week:
24
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

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  • 5 stars

    "awesome ,can't imagine better"

    October 15, 2011   |   By PapaJohnn

    Version: Performance Monitor 4.0

    Pros

    very simple to use, 4 avail graphs.can place them in small tray or any where on desktop.many options,as size in graphs,opacity of graph.small application.etc.

    Cons

    haven't found one.

    Summary

    sometimes my computer slows to halt and id like to see whats going on. i had other software before but this is great. also cnet is great,no spyware. =D

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  • 4 stars

    "Monitor Your Computer's Vitals!"

    September 18, 2010   |   By benjiroo

    Version: Performance Monitor 4.0

    Pros

    Click-through doesn't get in the way of applications, especially on space-limited laptop screens.
    Customizable colors and transparency

    Cons

    Previous version allowed you to move the whole group by dragging only the CPU monitor, but not this version.
    Sometimes on my laptop XP SP3 it fights with Chrome for always-on-top.

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  • 5 stars

    "A top rate basic monitor. 3.6 is an old version though!"

    December 12, 2008   |   By crisoco

    Version: Performance Monitor 3.6

    Pros

    I absolutely love this system tray (notification area) monitor for my CPU.
    It has a plain simple face with a scrolling graph to show usage.
    The colour of the display can customised to your liking.
    Other monitors can be switched on / off as required.

    Cons

    If you upgrade to version 3.9.5 (the latest as at 12-Dec-08) then the system tray monitor display changes to a bar type graph with horizontal and vertical lines which in my opinion do not look as good in such a small size.

    Summary

    I have decided to install version 3.8.15 as this seems to be last version with this clear display in the system tray.
    You can download the latest version at the developers site www.hexagora.com
    I had the greatest of difficulty finding a download for version 3.8.15 and had to settle for pctuts.be but as this site is a forum it requires registration and has no English translation that I could find. If you cannot speak the Dutch language then you have to rely on Yahoo! Babel Fish to help you through the translation which can make the whole process rather tedious.
    Look for Pctuts.be ┬╗Downloads┬╗ Tools' Tools' Performance Monitor (v 3.8.15).
    It is probably best to view the site with Google translation but you will need to copy and paste text from pctuts to Yahoo! Babel Fish when you come to register. It does not seem to accept certain pop ups in Google translation.
    Hope this helps.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great light weight application"

    September 15, 2008   |   By cody_powers

    Version: Performance Monitor 3.6

    Pros

    No problems and lightweight!!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  • 5 stars

    "Get the newest version"

    September 02, 2008   |   By kottos

    Version: Performance Monitor 3.6

    Pros

    The updated version, 3.8.15, works great! Can customize graphs, tooltips display more detailed info, the ability to double the size of graphs for higher resolution monitors, and a small memory footprint.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more control over the sizing of the graphs

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  • 1 stars

    "Blew up my machine"

    July 12, 2007   |   By timothydh65

    Version: Performance Monitor 3.6

    Pros

    Installation looks like old software. While installing several prompts about a newer file exists I did not let it overwrite and then when application started it just hung and locked up PC. May work for others but didn't work for me.

    Cons

    Didn't like at all see above.

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