PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor

PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    36,141
  • Date Added:
    April 15, 2005
  • File Size:
    2.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This tiny CPU-monitoring tool is quite handy and true to its name, but it contains only two, unlabeled buttons, and the help file is nonexistent. PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor has a sleek, semitransparent interface with a fluctuating bar graph and percentage ticker with a continual wavelength pattern to show CPU usage. As thin as the title bar on most programs and about one-fifth as long, this program can be docked anywhere on the screen and is always on top. Pushing the green button will access the settings menu, where users can choose to create a log file, change the percentage of transparency, and change the speed of refresh for CPU usage readout. Log files are in the program's folder on your hard drive. Although the usage features can already be found within Windows, the added transparency and accessibility of this freeware program make it a worthwhile download.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Farce!!!!!"

May 08, 2013  |  By Amozh4

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

there is no

Cons

What is an application installed called Imminent????? is an internet search bar and social networking

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3 stars

"Look for something else"

May 06, 2010  |  By onezavalar

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

Is ok to keep track of the cpu

Cons

I used to use yahoo widgets to monitor cpu activity but got tired of the size of it, so I've looking for something similar but so far no luck.

Summary

Way too small, I kept squinting my eyes, and it does not start at windows startup. Which is why I got it in the first place to monitor cpu activity during load up of programs
If dragged and placed on the top of the task bar it eventually disappears so I have to unlock to task bar in order to see it and place it somewhere else. Nice looking colors and presentation but again, too small.

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2 stars

"Old version was nicer"

April 11, 2010  |  By sakuraplush

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

I liked the old version - small, unobstrusive and easy to understand quickly.

Cons

They revamped the GUI and it's now an eyesore. Uninstalled it in 5 mins.

Summary

Get the 1.x version

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3 stars

"Its v2.0 not 1.3 and it uses the cpu too much"

November 14, 2009

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

It does give some information on how each core are sharing the load, which is what it is meant to do, even if it does have the cores reversed. Plus it doen't take up all that much space.

Cons

Where is the developer, I have yet to connect to their site. The monitor give no information about itself. It has a spare section that seems to do nothing, flashing lights that indicate something, but what? Plus it uses the cpu when nothing else is.

Summary

A help file would be nice, as would a link to the developers website. It is supposed to be congigurable, but no instructions are given. And when the computer has been running for a fair while it will use up to 9% of the cpu when nothing else is.

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2 stars

"Application Window not what I'm looking for"

August 23, 2008  |  By gconnery

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

Seems to do what it says

Cons

Displays in a (small) application window. I just want a tray/notification area display I can keep running at all times.

Summary

Not worth the download.

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4 stars

"Wonderful tool"

August 11, 2008  |  By prazim

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

CPU Monitor gives you real time status on key system performance indicators. Each monitor can be configured for preferred color and arranged on your desktop in the way that best suits you. I far prefer it to any of the widgets I tried for the same purpose.

Cons

The labels for each of the monitors blends with the color selected for the monitor itself making it hard to detect. Of course, once you have configured and arranged each monitor you know which is which, but enabling them to be as white as the status lines would be preferable. Also, using the same font for the label display as one's desktop theme would be wonderful.

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1 stars

"No Good"

June 11, 2008  |  By alfiethecat

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Cons

I can't tell if it's running ok or not. VERY small-worst I've ever seen.

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1 stars

"installed it but it did not work"

September 02, 2007  |  By nielsappelman

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Cons

Didn't function on my Dell D505 notebook

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5 stars

"handy little tool"

June 29, 2007  |  By ritchie58

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

if you are like me and like to keep tabs on everything your computer is doing then this handy little tool is for you. With this tool you will know how hard your cpu is working at just a glance. Great diagnostic tool as well.

Cons

No reason for this program to access the internet. Used my zone alarm firewall to deny access. After that it still works just fine though.

Summary

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Updated on Jan 21, 2011

Since I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from XP Pro 32 bit this app will not work with 7. I'm not sure it's because my system is 64 bit or it's just not compatible with Windows 7. I even tried to run it in XP Compatibility Mode with no success.

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4 stars

"What i like in a program"

January 28, 2007  |  By nuljunk

 |  Version: PowwwerSoft CPU Monitor 1.3

Pros

What i was looking for. A 4.5. It's a streamlined, low impact program that takes little to no real-estate on my desktop (while showing what i need). When you mouse over the (color coded) unlabeled buttons, XP told me what the buttons are. It displayed my hyperthreading details on my P4 3.4 in two small yet effective bars. It also gave the small but handy windows task manager line graph style all in a small amount of space. I think we need more programs designed like this. Low impact, functional, compact and delivers only what you ask it too. It doesn't try to invade my desktop or my system and takes up no more vertical space than the immediate window's minimize button. It's found a home on my system.

Cons

The only thing that kept me from giving it a 5 is, while it's extremely functional and by no means unatractive, it doesn't provide a "wow" factor in presentation. In the age of new Vista users and borderline Mac users this is what i and others are looking for. My last .5 score would have came in the asthetics.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PowwwerSoft
Publisher web site http://www.pwrsoft.com
Release Date April 15, 2005
Date Added April 15, 2005
Version 1.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.38MB
File Name cpusetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,141
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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