System Monitor II - Windows Gadget To Display System Health In Real Time.
System Monitor II is a free desktop gadget for your windows which checks memory usage and core CPU usage
in real-time and lets you monitor system performance. It can display the system's overall memory usage and CPU usage of each core in
a multi-core processing environment. It has the ability to show the percentage usage and temperature of each of the core associated with the
processor, which makes it better than the windows default Task Manager. So whether you have a single core, dual core, quad-core, 10-core, or even
higher core processor, you can monitor the percentage usage and temperature of each independent core through this powerful application.
How System Monitor II helps to Monitor System Performance in a better way?
System Monitor II displays the memory and CPU usage in percentage, graphical representation, and bar form to better analyze the CPU and Memory
performance of your system. It shows the overall memory usage, PageFile usage, and RAM usage in bar form as well as in percentage form. It also
shows the overall CPU usage and core CPU usage of each of the associated core in bar and percentage form. You can see the temperature of each of the
core by changing the Core Temperature settings from the settings menu.
Although the interface is very simple and each single information is being displayed in proper manner, I am going to list out some important
parameters to give you a brief idea about each part of the gadget.
You can see various parts of System Monitor II in the above image showing important information regarding CPU and memory usage to monitor system
performance in detail. You can also go through various settings available in this gadget to customize it like the way you want.
Settings Available in System Monitor II:
System Monitor II has a separate "Settings" menu which you can open to make changes in your gadget. To open this menu, you need to
move the mouse cursor to the top left corner of the gadget's interface. Once you open the settings menu, you will see twelve different
sections containing different setting options. Lets see what all you can do with these settings:
Change Size: If you find the interface quite small, you can change its size and make it large. The size is
displayed in percentage form by default.
Core Temperature Settings: By default, the core temperature is not displayed by the gadget. To enable System
Monitor II to display core temperature for each of the core, you need to download and run the CoreTemp
application in background. If you set the "Display core temperature" setting without running the CoreTemp application, It will display that the CoreTemp
is not running.
Graph: You can change the graph settings by changing the graph line width or graph drawing style for memory and CPU.
Hide: This setting lets you hide any information related to CPU or memory like memory/CPU clock string, usage
string, bars, etc.
Colors: You can have options to change the colors of title, background, memory legend, CPU core, etc.
Language: System Monitor II is available in sixteen different languages including Russian, Ukrainian,
Portuguese (BR), Dutch, Spanish, German, Turkish, Romanian, Chinese Simplified & Traditional, Macedonian, French, Italian, Catalonian,
Indonesian, Hindi, Slovak, Polish and of course English.
Restore Settings: You can restore all your default settings through the "Restore factory default settings" option.
Besides giving lot of options to change the settings, System Monitor II also gives a facility that displays windows task manger if
you double-click anywhere on the interface. You need not press "CTRL+ALT+DEL" to open it separately. System Monitor II will open it for you
just by a double-click of your mouse.
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The default Windows Task Manager is doing a decent job when is about tracking information about CPU and memory usage. However, there is always
place for better than that. System Monitor II is a small but powerful application that can track down every useful data about CPU and memory
usage. The Windows Task Manager can show plenty of information but there are some features (extremely important) that are not available. For example,
Windows Task Manager cannot display the core CPU usage for each core in particular. If you have a dual core, triple core, quad core (and so on)
processor, the Windows Task Manager is going to show you only the overall value of core usage. In exchange, System Monitor II can display the exact
value for each individual core. That can be extremely useful in more than one single way.
Besides core usage display, System Monitor II can also display the memory usage: Total of used RAM, Total of free RAM, Total of RAM, Total of used all
memory, Total of free all memory and Total of all memory. These are also extremely useful information and System Monitor II can show you these data
using percentage, raw numbers and graphical view.
System Monitor II is more accurate than the default Windows Task Manager. Let's take the example of a Dual core processor. If the first CPU usage is
20% and the second CPU usage is 11%, Windows Task Manager is going to show you an overall value of 16% CPU usage. That is not bad but is not accurate
either. With System Monitor II you can see each value in detail so you can receive a better view over what is happening in your computer.
Why is System Monitor II famous?
System Monitor II is famous because it is a powerful application that can show you (in an accurate mode) the CPU and RAM usage. System Monitor II
comes with more features and options than the default Windows Task Manager and it can provide you a better view of what is happening with your CPU and RAM.
Move mouse over any PageFile element (except graph) for view maximum PageFile usage
Click on CPU vendor icon (
or gadget's title for show WEI into flyout, click again - close flyout window.
You can use mouse wheel ()
for switching between CPUs and different CPU's settings in multi CPU system. Don't forget click on gadget's body before use wheel.
Double click on background show Task Manager or Resource Monitor
Version 17.5 - Fixed Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.
Version 17.4 - Added Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.
Version 17.3 - Improve work with multi CPU systems.
Version 17.2 - Improve work with multi CPU systems.
Version 17.1 - Cosmetic changes in settings.
Version 17.0 - Added Slovak translation by Ivan Očadlík.
Version 16.9 - Added Hindi translation by Raunak Dutta.
Version 16.8 - Fixed Italian translation by Carlo Adami.
Version 16.7 - Added Indonesian translation by elda taluta.
Version 16.6 - Added broken WMI determining procedure.
Version 16.5 - Determine enable or disable performance counters.
Version 16.4 - Determine Hyper-Threading.
Version 16.3 - Added Catalonian translation by Jordi Bartrina.
Version 16.2 - Change cores usage calculation algorithm.
Version 16.1 - Change Autoscale procedure behavior.
Version 16.0 - Added Autoscale DPI option (#1 settings tab).
Version 15.8 - Improve code.
Version 15.7 - Fixed bug with logging in multi CPU system.
Version 15.6 - Fixed bugs with negative cores usage value and logging in multi CPU system.
Version 15.5 - Optimize code.
Version 15.4 - Improve CPU usage calculation.
Version 15.3 - Fixed French translation by Sylvain Legrand.
Version 15.2 - Added Italian translation by Paolo Caporali.
Version 15.1 - Added French translation by Largo.
Version 15.0 - Fixed bug with output temperatures for multi CPU systems with HT enabled in 'combined' mode.
Version 14.9 - Improve logging.
Version 14.8 - Fixed bug with show parking status if case more than 10 cores per CPU. Added Chinese Traditional translation by Ellis Chang.
Added Macedonian translation by Vasil F. Bachovski.
Version 14.7 - Added Chinese Simplified translation by Luping.
Version 14.6 - Added Turkish translation by Celal Osmanbas.
Version 14.5 - Fixed bug with show parking status for multi CPU systems and under Windows 8 Release Preview.
Version 14.4 - Added show CPU frequency graph and log
CPU frequency. Added Romanian translation by Ciprian Manolache.
Version 14.3 - Added German translation by Jonas Bauer.
Version 14.2 - Added Dutch translation by Jonas Haezebrouck.
Version 14.1 - Added Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael "R4to0" Maciel Alves and Spanish translation by Antonio Moreno Gamez.
Version 14.0 - Added Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Version 13.41 - Added "Disable show wheel on gadget start for multi CPU system" option.
Version 13.40 - Added "Show cores for multi CPU" option.
Version 13.30 - You can use mouse wheel for switching
between CPUs and different CPU's settings in multi CPU system. Don't forget click on gadget's body before use wheel.
Version 13.21 - Change "Restore factory default settings" function behavior.
Version 13.20 - Added support for five cores CPU (in case Phenom II X4 960T CPU with one unlocked core or same).
Version 13.10 - Added auto switching between CPU setting. Added two methods of CPU clock calculation.
Version 13.01 - Improve code. Fixed bugs.
Version 13.0 - Optimize code. Fixed bugs. From this version gadget doesn't support Windows XP.
Version 12.05 - Added "Restore factory default settings" button.
Version 12.04 - Fixed bug in srttings.
Version 12.03 - Different ini files for different CPUs added.
Version 12.02 - Fixed bug with wrong CPU load graph.
Version 12.01 - Fixed collision in settings. Improve code. Works on Windows XP again.
Version 12.0 - Supports multi CPU system.
Version 11.81 - Improve code.
Version 11.80 - Added "Enable get WEI from WMI" option.
Version 11.74 - Same element open and close flyout.
Version 11.73 - Improve settings interface.
Version 11.72 - Improve interface.
Version 11.71 - Added custom refresh rate (1-999 sec).
Version 11.70 - Added sounds when operate with flyout.
Version 11.63 - Added new information into bubble string.
Version 11.62 - Cosmetic changes in main view.
Version 11.61 - Fixed bug with fill graph type.
Version 11.60 - Added update notifier.
Version 11.55 - "Stacked graph for the CPU" option added.
Version 11.54 - Improve interface. Fixed bug.
Version 11.53 - "Allow get CPUID and clock from CoreTemp" option added.
Version 11.52 - Improve code.
Version 11.51 - Improve WEI picture. Improve code. Change version numbering.
Version 11.5 - Added WEI picture into flyout.
Version 11.4 - Added WEI into flyout.
Version 11.3 - Added new features. Improve code.
Version 11.2 - Fixed bug in settings. Improve code.
Version 11.1 - Fixed bug in settings.
Version 11.0 - Added "All-in-one graph type" option.
Version 10.9 - Added change graph line width and hide gridlines on a graph.
Version 10.8 - Allow hide "Title" and "Copyright".
Version 10.7 - Added logging.
Version 10.6 - Enable click-cycle load/temperatures graph.
Version 10.5 - Fixed bugs.
Version 10.4 - Fixed bugs.
Version 10.3 - Added temperatures graph identification watermark.
Version 10.2 - Minor changes.
Version 10.1 - Added change between load and temperatures graphs. Allow temperatures graphs scaling.
Version 10.0 - Added color changeable for all gadget's elements (background, each core, graph, ram, clock and font).
Added support for Twenty Four Core.
Version 9.7 - Minor changes.
Version 9.6 - Added scale MB to GB in numbers.
Version 9.5 - VIA CPU support added.
Version 9.4 - Tracking for cores and CPU overheat added.
Version 9.3 - Fixed wrong parking status output.
Version 9.2 - Fixed bugs.
Version 9.1 - Many settings added.
Version 9.0 - Shows cores temperatures (CoreTemp must be running on the background).
Version 8.8 - New settings futures added.
Version 8.6 - Save settings to file. (File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% File: gadgetname_Settings.ini). Fixed bugs.
Version 8.4 - Fixed bugs.
Version 8.3 - Change "Ram" into "RAM". Allow option not
to display each graph. Little bug fixed.
Version 8.2 - Allow option graph not to display.
Version 8.1 - Fixed bugs.
Version 8.0 - Uses two bar graphs mode. Many settings.
Version 7.0 - Added size adjustable.
Version 6.0 - Check for update button added.
Version 5.4 - Fixed bug (thanks to Craig Schreiner).
Version 5.3 - High CPU utilization problem fixed. Improve graphins.