RAM CPU Taskbar
RAM CPU Taskbar is a lightweight, but very handy software solution developed to show CPU and memory usage right on your Windows 7 Taskbar.
The application works with the common monitor resolutions on the market, including 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, and uses different colors for CPU and memory usage, respectively.
Of course, it allows users to quickly change these colors, with different options for normal, warning and critical usage levels.
The configuration screen is just minimal and lets you adjust refresh rates, visual positioning, RAM and CPU warning levels and colors.
Once configured and minimized to Tray, RAM CPU Taskbar automatically keeps an eye on CPU and memory performance and uses the defined colors to show usage level right on the Windows 7 Taskbar. It doesn’t affect the overall system stability in any way and, what’s more, it runs smoothly without interfering with any other running app.
The only problem we discovered during our testing however is that pressing the Windows “Show Desktop” button also minimizes RAM CPU Taskbar’s graphs, so it sometimes disappears from the screen.
On the other hand, the app isn’t included in the Alt+Tab window switching screen and works flawlessly on all Windows 7 versions.
All things considered, RAM CPU Taskbar is an app to try, especially if you’re one of those users who like to keep an eye on their system’s performance permanently. It doesn’t slow down the computer at all and although it’s supposed to run all the time, it’s a very fast way to see CPU and memory usage in real-time.