Sometimes, we realize that our system performance is slowing down. The main reason behind that is there are applications that are memory hogs and take up most of your RAM (Random access memory). Sure, a slow computer with less RAM can also be the reasons but that’s rare nowadays since majority of people have at-least 2 to 4GB of RAM installed in their hardware.
Still, I’ve always needed a tool that monitors which applications are causing my system to run slow. Luckily, I got my hands on ‘Process Piglet’. It’s a portable (free) application that monitors the memory use of currently running processes. It tracks everything that’s running and new applications are tracked for 30 seconds where it access their average requirements.
In-case any application/program starts consuming significantly more RAM, it alerts you.
If you get an alert that a particular application is suddenly hogging more memory than it should, you can always right click on it, either click on terminate process or restart process.
It’s a simple yet effective tool that sits down in your system tray and quietly monitors the memory use of all the currently running processes. There also is an option where you can simply turn off the alerts and let Process Piglet just record the memory issues in its logs.
Even if you think you don’t need it. I’d totally recommend this nifty application. You never know when you’re going to need it.