is there anything like a system monitor graphes in mac os?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sarah.kho, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. sarah.kho macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2010

    I have just switched to mac os and I am looking for some small icons or graphs to show me the RAM, CPU and network load in the apple top bar or perhaps in the system tray.

    Is there something like that in the mac or as third party software?

  2. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    OS X comes with Activity Monitor--look for it in your Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. It will show you exactly what you asked for (RAM, CPU, network, as well as disk usage). It does not put the graphs in the menu bar or dock, but as MacDawg says above, iStat menus is another solution that does just that.
  3. al2o3cr macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2009
    I've been using MenuMeters for years and it works well. I've got it set to a very narrow set of icons that only take up a little space on the menu bar but that still show a pretty complete picture (memory pie chart, network up/down arrows, CPU bars and HDD activity lights).

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