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Monitor Your Hardware From The Desktop, With Free All CPU Meter

As you can see from the screen capture of my desktop, I’m a minimalist. Maybe I’m a throwback to an earlier age, but I like the look of a clean desktop – I don’t even show desktop icons.

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Those applications I use every day, have been added to the taskbar. It works for me – a clean desktop and, ready access to frequently used programs.

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But you will, no doubt, have noticed two desktop gadgets displayed. One is a calendar (got to know the day and the date), and the other gadget is one I can’t do without – All CPU Meter.


Since I’m mildly obsessive when it comes to hardware monitoring –  All CPU Meter gives me the following information which makes it an easy task:

How hard the CPU is working.

Ram used, and Ram free.

And, most importantly – the processors core temperatures

As an added bonus, double clicking on the gadget brings up Windows Task Manager, which I refer to frequently.

Once installed, choosing the options which best suit your needs is easy.


System requirements: Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008 (64 bit supported).

Supported: Twenty Four Core, Sixteen Core, Twelve Core, Eight Core, Six Core, Quad Core, Triple Core, Dual Core or Single Core.

Download at: Windows Live (Microsoft)

NOTE: In order to show core temperatures, All CPU Meter relies on an additional stand alone application – CoreTemp.

Download CoreTemp at: Download.com

In the two years or so, that I’ve been running with this Gadget, I’ve not experienced any problems – it just sits on the desktop doing its job.

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