GkrellM for Windows

A GKrellM version made for


GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

Some time ago, Bill Nalens ported GKrellM to Windows but abandoned the port in the year 2002. Because I found myself using GKrellM for remote-monitoring and always have been a huge fan of this helpful tool I decided to get it running on Windows again. The result can be seen and downloaded on this site.

Features & Differences

The most significant differences between the Windows version and the Unix version of GKrellM are:

  • No local mail support (Windows has no concept of local mail)
  • Hardware sensors are read using external tools. Supported tools are SpeedFan, CoreTemp and MBM.
  • Windows has no concept of system load (i.e. "proc" ), therefore the system load value is calculated by GKrellM itself. This calculation is rather inaccurate compared to the system load value determined by Unix systems.
  • Swap activity cannot be determined in a reliable way on windows, therefore the swap activity graph is non-functional


System Requirements

GKrellM for Windows works on Windows XP or newer.

Acquiring the number of logged in users (part of the "proc" graph) may need administrative privileges on Windows. Most other functionality works just fine as a normal user though.


If you have a question not answered in the FAQ or have trouble running GKrellM on Windows you may either ask on the GKrellM Mailinglist or contact the maintainer of GKrellM for Windows directly.