CPU Monitor is a small software application designed specifically for helping you monitor your CPU activity right from the system tray.
Unobtrusive running mode
The tool runs quietly in the system tray until called upon when it reveals only a few configuration settings to experiment with. When you hover the mouse cursor over the program’s icon from the system tray, it displays the available or used CPU.
CPU Monitor gives you the possibility to check out information about your CPU, such as processor, number of cores, and speed. Additionally, the tool records the used and available CPU in real-time with the aid of two animated bars.
What’s more, you can make the program reveal the used or available CPU in the system tray, run the tool at Windows startup and show the main panel, as well as keep the primary window of top of other utilities.
Since it doesn’t require much computer knowledge to work with this app, even less experienced users can master the entire process in no time. Tests revealed that CPU Monitor carries out a task quickly and without errors. It leaves a minimal footprint on system resources, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
What it lacks
On the downside, CPU Monitor doesn’t let you set up alarms when the CPU activity exceeds a user-defined value, change the color of the icon displayed in the system tray, play sound notifications and show popup warning messages.
All in all, CPU Monitor proves to be a simplistic piece of software that comes bundled with limited features for helping you monitor the CPU performance in real-time from the system tray, view additional information about your processor, as well as display the used or available CPU.