CPU usage to show on screen

  compumac 18:09 31 Jul 2008

My PC, in company with many other PC's, does not have display lights to show cpu usage and therefore you cannot be sure that the PC is doing anything. Anyone know of a useful free tool to show on the screen when there is activity and the level of that activity?

  Technotiger 18:12 31 Jul 2008

Click on Ctrl/Alt/Del and then on the Performance tab!

  compumac 18:15 31 Jul 2008

Thanks for that, I am aware of it, but I had Norton System Doctor continually on the screen with a cpu usage monitor that I have become accustomed to seeing this. I did have a programme in a past life that just put a small box on the screen with PC usage displayed.

  Technotiger 18:27 31 Jul 2008

Like this then ... click here

  sinbads 18:30 31 Jul 2008

xp or vista? if vista then there are plenty of gadgets that will do this for xp click here=

  Sea Urchin 18:32 31 Jul 2008

or this?

click here

  I am Spartacus 18:41 31 Jul 2008

Following on from Technotiger. Once you have the Performance tab selected then double click the window at the side which shrinks it down thnn drag the sides and bottom to shrink it down to the mini footprint version.

  rdave13 18:44 31 Jul 2008

CPUmon; click here

  mark2 18:58 31 Jul 2008

uptimer from click here or click here produced by the original developer of hijackthis so you know no unwanted items come with it.

  compumac 19:18 31 Jul 2008

Did not realise you could shrink Task Manager like that, great, thanks

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