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iStat Menus for OS X

This is a cool monitoring app for Mac OS X. It looks a bit over the top in terms of exhaustivity but we all like it don’t we. It is called iStat Menus and is donationware. It sits in the menu bar and will display ‘real time’ information related to the usage of CPU, memory, disk, etc. It will also show you the temperature sensor status as well as the various fan speeds. The cpu menu looks like this (I like that you can see the top 5 cpu hogs at a glance):

iStats cpu menu

It is quite configurable:

iStats preferences

Hopefully it will not be a resource hog itself, I will give it a go.