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    dr_doof's Avatar
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    Mar 19, 2008
    sydney, australia
    2.4GHZ Macbook (black), OSX Leopard 10.5.5, 1GB Shuffle,4GB Nano,2GB nano 2nd generation
    Cool menu bar to show how hard the processor is working
    i've heard some people are using a thing in their menu bar to show how hard thir processor is working. what is it called? and even better, could you give me a link to where i can download it?

    Thanks heaps
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    Mar 04, 2008
    I use iStat menus.

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    13in macbook - 10.11 --- 21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP win 8
    MenuMeters, turn on the CPU part.
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    Apr 29, 2006
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    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    Another vote for MenuMeters. It is wonderful, and it will show you a lot more than just the CPU if you are interested. For example, you can display your internet traffic, your RAM usage... LOTS of stuff. All of it is updated in real time. I wouldn't run a Mac without it any more.
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I previously used MenuMeters, but I have since moved over to iStat Menus, which I find to have a lot more features.
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