Monitor Process Memory Usage with Alarm Notification
March 6, 2010 | Filed under Software;
Not every software programmer is skilled to create software that is clean and light so that it doesn’t take unnecessary memory usage. A badly coded software might have memory leaks and this will cause the program keep on eating the memory until Windows runs out of them and finally prompts you with a nasty Out of Memory error message. Even if you found a software that is able to help you perform a task in Windows, it doesn’t mean you must use that particular one because there are always alternative. After finding a few alternatives, it is advisable to test it out and measure the memory usage in order to use one that is the lightest that doesn’t slow down the computer.
Usage Monitor is a very useful free application that is able to monitor the usage of running processes. Usage Monitor lets you set watch limits on processes to know when your process is using too much. Watch limits can be placed on Memory Usage, GDI Objects, and USER Objects. This is a great tool for any developer and even end users.
Usage Monitor Features:
* Monitor Memory Usage, GDI Objects, USER Objects
* Minimize to the system tray for uncluttered monitoring
* Audible and visual alarm is triggered when a limit has been surpassed
* Alarms can execute a file
* Display all processes or only processes you are monitoring
* Automatically have Usage Monitor generate a CSV output
To monitor a process memory usage using this tool, just select the process that is on the list, right click, select memory usage and click Set. You have to set the maximum amount of memory limit to notify you via alarm. Works on all versions of Windows from 98 to Win7.