Your CPU is constantly under stress, especially if you are running soliciting applications or playing video games. The same is true for the memory available on your computer, which must always store and discard various information used by the operating system.
Compact Tray Meter is an application that can monitor the activity of your CPU, RAM and even removable devices, such as external hard disks or USB flash drives.
If you want to know how many cores your processor has, or what kind of features it supports, you can access the CPU Information window. Experienced users can also find more advanced data, such as NUMA nodes count, CLFLUSH cache line size and the APIC physical ID.
The same is true for the RAM Information window, which displays details like the total physical memory installed, manufacturer and speed. As for more advanced characteristics, you can view the socket type, interleave data depth and data width.
One of the major annoyances in the case of such CPU monitoring applications is the fact that they have to be opened manually each time you need to check the memory usage or the CPU activity on your system. Compact Tray Meter displays this information in the tray, where it can be easily viewed and accessed when you need it.
Every tool can be displayed separately, so that you can keep an eye on the memory, external devices and processing unit at the same time. You can also change the meter update frequency from 50 milliseconds to 1 second, depending on your requirements.
Compact Tray Meter is a simple yet powerful utility that can offer you a wide range of information about the state of your system, whether it is the CPU activity or the memory usage. The interface is very straightforward and easy to handle, making it versatile for any type of computer users.