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Windows 7: Any System Monitor Gadgets that DON'T have a memory leak?


16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Any System Monitor Gadgets that DON'T have a memory leak?

I've been on the quest for a good system monitor gadget that doesn't hemorrhage RAM like a hemophiliac running through a thorn bush.

All the ones that work good spool up RAM. For example, I really like the CPU Meter III G.5 but running it will eat up all my RAM over enough time. I forgot to keep an eye on it once and it spooled up over 9 GB of ram.

So how about it sevenforms? What gadgets have you found that don't drain your RAM?


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16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

The All CPU Meter.
First link on this page: Desktop gadgets - Microsoft Windows This one is up to date: Most Wanted Windows Gadgets - Windows Vista and Windows 7
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22 Oct 2011   #3

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What all do you want to monitor? A Guy
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22 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I was just looking for something that had System Up Time, RAM usage, and core activity. I found one finally that didn't have a memory leak, but it's missing the system uptime.

All the one's I tried on window's site that had a system uptime feature slowly robbed my RAM.. even one that did nothing BUT system uptime.
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22 Oct 2011   #5

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Ahhh, never used the system uptime. No need personally. Perhaps that is what causes them all to leak? A Guy
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22 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I would think that. Except most of the gadgets that have just ram and core activity leak RAM too! Oh well. The one I found isn't as cool as the speedometer looking ones i was using before, but it does the job..
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23 Oct 2011   #7

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Ahhh, never used the system uptime. No need personally. Perhaps that is what causes them all to leak? A Guy
I've got a leaky gadget of my own, and this thread makes me suspect the system monitor I'm using. No uptime in mine, either, but the Windows Sidebar starts out at about 80MB and slowly grows over time to as much as I'll let it before I bite the bullet and restart.

Not to derail the OP's thread (I hope), but the one Corazon recommended looks good except for the fact that I'd miss the battery (UPS) monitor in the one I'm using. (All CPU Meter.) Of course, it might be one of the other four causing the trouble, though they are all basic: date/time/notes/weather.
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23 Oct 2011   #8

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I use 2 system monitoring gadgets, the Core Temp gadget, and Sysinfo gadget. I have never noticed any memory leaks. I also have GPU monitor, a weather gadget, and a recycle bin gadget.



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23 Oct 2011   #9

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Who is using the sidebar? Could that be the common thread here?
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23 Oct 2011   #10

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Was under the impression all gadgets used sidebar.exe, mine do. A Guy
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