How To Quickly View Hardware Usage in Windows 10

[Show CPU, GPU & RAM Usage In A Desktop Sidebar]

There are many desktop gadgets for Windows to show the CPU usage, RAM info, and Graphics memory information.

This is where Sidebar Diagnostics comes into play by offering a more convenient and stylish solution for analyzing and viewing hardware information.

Sidebar Diagnostics is an open source tool which displays useful system information – CPU type, load, RAM usage, GPU details, network usage, a simple view of free drive space, and date and time – in a desktop sidebar.

There’s no setup required, just run the executable and the sidebar appears.

And there are plenty of configuration options, too. The sidebar itself is vastly configurable, with tweaks for width, font, colours, opacity and more.

If you don’t need the full set of hardware monitors then you’re able to select specific items – CPU, RAM, GPU, Drives or Network – and reorder them.

Sidebar Diagnostics is easy enough to control from the mouse, or a system tray icon, but the Settings dialog also provides optional hotkeys to turn it on or off as required.


  • Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives.
  • Create graphs for all metrics.
  • Allows for lots of customization.
  • Allows alerts for various values.
  • Allows binding hotkeys.
  • Supports monitors of all DPI types.
  • Has a clock at the top.

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Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 @ 00:31

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