View CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network Usage in The System Tray in Windows 10

Using XMeters, you can view CPU, memory, disk and network usage in the system tray and you don’t need to keep the Task Manager open. The Windows Task Manager gives you the information about CPU utilization, memory/RAM utilization, disk input/outputs and network bandwidth in use.

We can use it to find which program or their instances are consuming your computer’s hardware resources. Unfortunately, when you close the Task Manager, the system tray icon disappears.

XMeters for Windows will display the CPU, Network, Disk Usage, Storage, RAM usage. etc. in the Taskbar & help you monitor your system performance.

By using XMeters we will be flexible enough to view our hardware utilization in real-time on the taskbar. As all the data are visible on the Taskbar and you do not have to open any window to see the stats.  It can show you CPU usage for individual cores, or give you an overview of the CPU usage.

You can download and install XMeters for Windows 10.

When you run XMeters, a dialog box will appear that asks you if you want to add XMeters toolbar on your taskbar. Click Yes.

This will add the CPU, memory, disk, and network usage stats to the system tray.

By default, all four stats are enabled. CPU activity for all cores is shown separately, and system and user stats are separated.

In XMeters Settings option windows, you can uncheck the Show Individual cores option and this will give you a single stat for CPU usage.

XMeters can display stats in a plain text, and different charts layouts like bar chart or pie chart. It up to you to decide how you want to view the stats

You can also select different colors for the stats by clicking the color box under ‘Colors’ in the app’s settings.

Once this program is installed, you will have access to hardware utilization in real time. This will be more useful while working on hardware intensive tasks.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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