Normally, you can get system performance data using the Windows Task Manager as well. But that data is separated and grouped by tabs and you may lose track of what you were doing switching among the tabs. Plus getting the Task Manager to work in real-time (or with a second’s delay) is sometimes very heavy on the computer resources. Moo0 System Monitor is a PC performance monitor software that allows for monitoring system performance and to see what process is eating up your computer resources.
Moo0 System Monitor
The interface of Moo0 System Monitor is totally customizable. By default, it is a vertical bar but you have options to convert it into horizontal bar or into a box shape. You can also control the size of the window by right clicking on it and selecting the Size options among Very Large, Very Small, Large, Medium, and Small.
The right click menu also offers plenty of options for choosing Colors other than the size and shape of the Moo0 System Monitor window. You can also select Transparency and if you wish to keep the window Always On The Top.
To change the shape of Moo0 System Monitor Interface, right click on the window and click Layout and select the type of Layout you want. It has three vertical options, three horizontal and three box options. The last option under Layout is Cell Width.
If you feel the data is crammed within the columns, you can increase the cell width. Remember that that will have an effect on total space occupied by the system monitor if you intend to keep it on top as a sidebar on applications to see which app process is being used by the CPU.
To change the default black color, again right click and select Skin. From the list of available skins, select one that suits your eyes. The default one is black and a bit hard on eyes so if you are to keep it on the top, I recommend changing it to blue or something that does not strain your eyes.
Moo0 System Monitor Fields
The default fields set by Moo0 System Monitor are CPU, Free memory, CPU Temperature, Hard Disk Temperature, Data Transfer on the Network (Internet) and Total Up Time of the computer. You can add more fields and even remove the default fields if you wish.
To add or remove fields, right click on the Moo0 System Monitor window and click on the first option that says Fields. Then click on fields you want. When you enable a field, a tick icon appears in front on that field. When you disable a field or if it is already disabled, you will not see any tick mark in front of it.
The CPU field and the Memory fields are most important in my view as you might want to know which program is slowing down your computer. The CPU Loader field shows the name of program that is using the processor at any given moment. If the cell/field is displayed in red, you know that the current program using the CPU is being hard on the resource. Otherwise too, if you experience lagging in the computer, you can look up to the CPU Loader field to know which process/program is the culprit and take steps to prevent it from slowing down the computer by terminating the process or by removing it altogether from the computer.
Moo0 System Monitor is a lightweight program that you can use instead of Windows Task Manager to know what is happening on your computer. There are enough fields you provide you with the right kind of information you want for optimizing the performance of your computer – by removing or blocking certain processes.
Moo0 System Monitor is quite handy to have a quick look at resources being consumed as you work on your computer. You can download it from here.
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