PC monitoring software for CPU, RAM and HDD temp and usage.

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  1. Satangel
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    I've been looking for the best monitoring software for a while now.
    I've used Motherboard monitor for a long while on another PC, and I've tried quite a few.
    But none of them fullfill all of my needs.

    I have a Thinkpad (notebook if you don't know [​IMG] ). Dual core 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB, 256MB gfx, XP Pro SP3,... you get the idea.

    What I want is very light software, I despise software that uses to much resources when it's not needed.
    I want a small toolbar where I can see a few specs I want, for example on my taskbar, or next to the clock, or maybe somewhere else.
    The specs I want to keep an eye on are:
    -CPU usage
    -CPU temp
    -RAM usage
    -HDD busy
    -HDD read write speeds
    -optional: HDD temp
    -optional: mobo temp

    The most difficult to find are the HDD specs...
    I don't care much about looks of the program, nor of user friendlyness.

    If you know about software that fullfills my demands, or very close to it, I'd be thankfull if you'd share that with me.
    Greetings
     
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    can use rainmeter to always show up on the desktop. i know it can monitor cpu usage, hdd usage, ram usage e.t.c and im sure someones done a temperature monitor for it out there somewhere
     
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    I second speed fan, everest is a bit bulkier when loading up but when it is minimized not to bad, except it fills up the lower right hand corner with temp gages. where as speed fan does not.
     
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    Thanks for the replies everybody, but I haven't found what I'm looking for yet.

    What I meant with HDD usage is "HDD busy"
    I'll edit it in the topic.
     
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    I think you want Samurize. Pretty much customizable in every way (and very easy to do so) and has a shitload of configs out already. Can tell you everything you want it to tell you about your PC.
     
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    tnx, that's what I was looking for.
     

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