All CPU Meter Gadget

Use this gadget to keep track of CPU usage

All CPU Meter is a straightforward and well-designed system monitoring gadget for Windows that serves as a fantastic way to provide a frequently updated look at your most important system resources. It tracks CPU usage (up to 24 cores) and displays used, free, and total RAM.

It works with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

All CPU Meter gadget in Windows 7

This review is of All CPU Meter v4.7.3. Please let us know if we need to update this review based on a newer release.

All CPU Meter: Quick Summary

This is a great little gadget but you'll need yet another program installed if you want to get temperature data:

What We Like
  • Shows usage for Dual, Triple, Quad, up to 24 Core CPUs.

  • Displays current load on up to 8 CPU cores.

  • One-second updates to RAM and CPU data is more frequent than most other similar gadgets.

  • Optional background colors are bold and should fit with any scheme.

  • Histogram shows nearly two minutes of CPU history.

  • Options screen shows current gadget version and if any updates are available.

What We Don't Like
  • CPU temperature display requires third-party program to be installed and running.

Thoughts on All CPU Meter Gadget

This is an excellent resource tracking Windows gadget. There are a few others from our gadget list that we might choose over this one, like CPU Meter, but overall, we like it.

Aside from the massive 24 CPU core support, our favorite feature is the quick, one-second resource usage update. Many system monitoring gadgets update at a slower interval, maybe every two seconds or even longer. This gives the gadget more of a "live" feeling than other similar gadgets.

While it might not seem a worthwhile thing to discuss in a quick review, we really appreciated the background color options. No boring, overly bright colors here. All the color options are bold, and at least one should compliment your desktop theme.

The completely customizable size option is also a huge plus. You can set it to be as large as 400% the normal size, something most Windows gadgets don't support.

While you do have to install a third-party application to get your CPU core temperatures to display, it's worth it. We happen to love the program PC Meter, and seeing the temperatures right in All CPU Meter is really handy.

Overall, it's a fantastic choice among the many CPU and RAM monitoring gadgets available for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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