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ForceX System Monitor V3.0.6 (Feb-20-2013) by ForceX34 ForceX System Monitor V3.0.6 (Feb-20-2013) by ForceX34
ForceSystem Monitor Release V3.0.6
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What is ForceX System Monitor:
FXSM is a simple GUI that will display the status of vital components of your system. Features include:

1. Monitor 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 core cpu (Hyper threading)
2. Monitor the current number of Processes <--- New 1.4
3. Monitor the current "Top Process"
4. Monitor the System Uptime <--- New 1.3
5. Monitor system RAM usage
6. Monitor system SWAP file usage
7. Monitor Network Utilization and WAN / Local IP addresses
.....a. Monitor your total upload and download <--- New 1.4
............1. To reset your upload / download counter just click on "Total UL or Total DL". This will set the count back to 0.
8. Choose to monitor up to 7 HDD
.....a. Monitor the current read / write bandwidth for each drive
.....b. Monitor drive space usage for each drive
.....c. Drive meters change color to red when a drive reaches 90% <--- New 1.3
9. Dynamic naming of HDD's in the skin <--- New 2.0
10. Dynamic NT selection for number of connections <--- New 2.0
11. (Optional) Monitor the systems CPU temperature via SpeedFan <--- New 2.0
12. (Optional) Monitor up to 2 system GPUs temperatures via SpeedFan <--- New 2.0
13. Volume meter<--- New 2.1b
14. Open Drive by clicking on the drive letter / name<--- New 2.1b


Uses the Rainmeter skin installer

The downloaded zip file contains a folder named ForceX extract and place this folder into your "Documents/Rainmeter/Skins" folder. Your directory structure should look something like this after: "Documents/Rainmeter/Skins/ForceX"

Tips & Information

Dynamic setting of network connection type based on versions of windows. XP, Vista, 7, & 8 is working, but may need more testing on many different versions of windows to make sure i got all the naming conventions correct.

Network Issues: (the following goes for all Rainmeter skins)

Set your network speed in the file.
Current setting is 18000000 for 18Mb or 2MB


Wireless addon NIC or USB set your Interface number to 0 if 1-5 do not work.

For those of you that may be having problems with the network graph displaying incorrect network speed; you will need to change the interface number under Network Interface Settings in the file. The current interface is set to 3 this is the network interface number on my machine which is the second network port on the motherboard. So make your changes accordingly. Usually 1-5. This goes for all Rainmeter skins you may download, though I have placed this information in the file so you only need to make changes in one place. Other skins you may need to change the numbers on many different lines.

HDD Settings:

Change your drive assignments in the file. Current drive associations are:


Setting up SpeedFan:

SpeedFan is required to be installed in order for the skin to report system temperatures.

To setup SpeedFan:
1: Download and Install from [link]
2. Set SpeedFan to startup with windows by adding it to the startup folder.
3. Configure SpeedFan to monitor your GPUs and CPU. Do this by clicking Configure and selecting the check boxes by the GPUs and CPU. The order of the selection list will be how you set up SpeedFan in the file. The top most listed item will be number 0. The second will be 1 and so on.
4. Edit the files SFCPU= "your number here", SFGPU1 = "your number here" SFGPU2 = "your number here"
5. Refresh the skin.

Change Log:
1. Centered the CPU and GPU temperature bars
2. You can assign a max value for Fahrenheit & Celsius in the file. This affects how the temperature bars and graphs scale.

1. Gave the HDD meter it's own internal separation var in the file. Change "HDDPadding" to adjust the vertical spacing of the HDD meters independent of the rest of the skin.

Fixed the audio + date & time component internal padding.

New Features
1. Custom title bar padding

1. Fixed some color assignment names

New Features
1. Added a fan RPM monitor for CPU & 2 AUX fans.

New Features
1. Added Fahrenheit as a temperature option

New Features
1. Modular components - Pick and choose the components you want and the order you want them to be.
2. Support for transparency out of the box. The default setting is transparent with priority for viewing the skin.
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nickyjkim Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  New Deviant
Is it just me or does the Fan RPM not work? Also, WAN IP isn't showing up as the fellow below me said. I also run Windows 10
Palatkik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  New Deviant
WAN IP not showing on Win10?
nmdelrio Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
MY HDD bar for external USB HDD shows GREEN even when the external drive is disconnected/not present? It is kind of misleading.

How to I configure the HDD bar so that when the drive is disconnected/not present the bar does not show GREEN? Or even better a text saying "DISCONNECTED" appears along the bar?

Thanks in advance.

Cynrid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I'm getting the auxtin temperatures instead of the real cpu temp, anyway know how to fix ?
Cynrid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
ok nevermind i didnt read the tutorial 
Ragingwasabi Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! heres a tip though, if you want the volume bars and arrows to change instantly when u click them, add [!Update][!redraw] to the end of your existing bangs. like so:

X=(30 + #SidePadding#)
LeftMouseUpAction=[!RainmeterPluginBang "MeasureWin7Audio ChangeVolume -10"][!Update][!redraw]

LeftMouseUpAction=[!RainmeterPluginBang "MeasureWin7Audio SetVolume 10"][!Update][!redraw]
romejeme Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
WAN IP not showing? :c
Woraug Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
RegExp=(?siU)<td.*>Your IP Address:</td><td>(.*)</td>
xlovexxx69 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
link Download program ? i dont want skin !! please help me ! :)
borazp Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Any chance of adding a output selector to the sound skin?   See SoundDevice 1.1…
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When using Speedfan this widget shows that my CPU is always 23c and GPU is 31c and never updates, anyone have this issue? using something like coretemp by it self the temperature changes constantly in real time, speedfan configuration does nothing.

Windows 8.1 Update 1
ForceX 3.0.6
Speedfan 4.50
Intel Core i5 4670k
Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind, I fixed it, thank you for this awesome widget by the way :)
RECOGNIZ3R Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Hi. I discovered this skin few months ago, and I really like it. Thank you for this great skin.

Because Sppedfan never ran well on my computer, I've been working to do it compatible for HWinfo plugin. Now It shows a lot of more information, and I have added a lot of new features and new skins.

In honor of this skin, I called it "FORC3XT"

Here you can find it:…
MrArmageddon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Really like this Skin for RainMeter.  Great Job!  I have been looking to replace Windows Sidebar Gadgets, and this perfectly fits the bill. 

I have started customizing, and have ran into a bit of an issue with the CPU Core Activity.  Temps work great, and the overall CPU usage % is correct, but the independent core readings are always showing 100% (blue bar all the way across).  Screenshot here:…

I have an Intel 970 i7 with 6 Physical cores.  I have seen a few other post about the same thing.  Any thoughts on how to fix this issue?  Thank you.
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This happens from time to time mostly after the computer comes out of sleep mode and i don't know why. To fix it simply right click on the CPU monitor and select refresh skin. This will fix the stuck bars.
primortal Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just started seeing this problem in the last few weeks.  Refreshing the skin or rebooting doesn't seem to clear this issue up.  I don't know if one of the patches Microsoft released lately caused this or not being I never had this problem since October.

Processes always stays at 0 and Top Process always is blank.

Total CPU and System Update is working fine.

I'm running Windows 8.1.1 64-bit, Rainmeter 3.2.0 beta r2326 64-bit.  Also the official release was doing the same.
MrArmageddon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014
Thanks for the reply.  I ended up fixing it by modifying the activity bars along with the rest of the CPU Skin to pull data from HWiNFO instead of SpeedFan and "PerfMon.dll".  Problem solved!  Thanks for the great skin.
doctormcfetus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Does this not work with an AMD Fx 8 Core? It show's me that all my cores are at 100% for some reason 
NinjaGrunt Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is awesome!  I was looking for exactly this (a tool that monitors loads and temps of things like CPU, GPU, and also network monitoring, etc.).  It's working flawlessly for me right out of the box.  I downloaded and installed SpeedFan, which actually BSOD my machine twice (I had done some OC Tweaking and hadn't rebooted yet, so I'm not sure if that was the real cause).  I reverted the changes, then reinstalled SpeedFan.  I then downloaded and installed ForceX and popped up the monitors--> everything's working without any manual tweaking at the moment.  I not the fan speeds will need my manual tweaking once I decide to monitor that, but thanks so much!
adampski Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hey man, my CPU readings are inccorect. I can't read the SpeedFan's plugin in Notepad++ and don't fancy unpacking it in IDA :-P. I don't believe #SFCPU# should be the value as it's reading 70~*c, whereas my temperature in SpeedFan is 40~*c.
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
You might be reading the wrong value from speedfan. You need to make sure you are accessing the correct temp monitor from speedfan in the skin.
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Make sure to read the description above on how to configure the skin and speedfan.
adampski Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Does this skin interpret each thread as a core, also?
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Yes. If you have a 4 core i7 it will show as a 8 core CPU.
kirk56k Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Love this skin, its almost perfect for what I'm looking for, which is a replacement for what I used to have with the Sidebar Gadgets. All I would like to say is I wish Sammaelus had posted his mod, it sounds like it would have been awsome! Anyway thanks again for your hard work!
bidomo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Pretty good work!

Do you have any plans on releasing a CoreTemp Version? SpeedFan gives different readings every time I shut down, Instead of CPU temp it start showing Core temp, and Motherboard temp for GPU, also, GPU fan is not reading at all some times, had any trouble like that?
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
At this time I don't have any plans for the skin.

As for SpeedFan what I do is remove all temp monitors from speedfan's list so that only the CPU and GPU are left. Then assign those list positions into the .inc file. Just remember the first item in the list is 0 (zero) not 1.

I know there are others that have modded the skin to use other monitoring software such as sammaelus. If he has it posted you can give it a try.
sammaelus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013

this is hands down my most favourite skin for rainmeter (from those I saw and tried so far), i'm not the arty type so I'm more after compact and comprehensible information :)

I've been tinkering and hacking away at your skin, and modified it to such extent that I thought someone might like the changes and hence I was wondering what is your policy on redistribution.

The changes are mostly "under the hood" the look is pretty much the same, I rewrote 90% of sensors to use HWiNFO, wrote a new GPU Monitor skin fitting with the theme, added Top processes list, etc. Basically reshaping your vision to better fit with mine :D

At it's current state it's just a mess of copypasted stuff all over the place and as I start to think of packaging it in the future I need to know whether I am allowed to reupload the theme (with due credit given ofc) or whether I should keep it personal.

Oh, i'll attach a screen of what I did so far.
MrArmageddon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I really like the GPU meter you created from FXSM.  Can you share your skin?  Thanks!
sammaelus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
here you go,…
it evolved a bit since the image I posted. it only uses 1 external plugin that is HWiNFO as the topprocesses was causing me memory leaks. i remade the top processes part after getting inspiration form the rainmeter official skin. This is how it looks now

all props to original forcex creator
uses slightly modified feedreader sorted from… all credit to its original author
also uses colorchanger.lua script i got off rainmeter forum but acn't find the link, all credits to its author

you will need hwinfo rainmeter plugin from…
you will also need some basic knowledge of editing rainmeter skin, whats packed is just for my personal setup i.e. tracking 6 cores, sensor id's from my hw, monitoring 4 hdds etc.
MrArmageddon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thanks!  I was able to configure everything to work properly.  Really like using HWinfo.  Thanks again.
sammaelus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I forgot to take off my ip form the pic, so deleted it, but since there ain;t no obvious way to edit posts, I had to doublepost.

correct pic here:
kgreenek Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Dude this is awesome! Where can I download this?
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Great mod sammaelus.  I always enjoy seeing what people come up with and how they like to use rainmeter or the FXSM. I have no problem with you making changes for re-post. The only thing i ask is that you mention that is a mod of the FXSM.

Thanks for posting your version :)
simonjh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I love this skin - but it would be nice to be able to set the temp bars for CPU and GPU to change colour when the temp reaches a trigger level - in the same way that the Hard Drive indicator bars change colour when the drive is getting full.
Lenmaer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Hello and thanks for your work.
But I would like to know if it was possible to add more HDDs?
I've 10 internal HDDs and would love to have them all shown in Force X.
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Adding new drives is quite easy. If you edit any of the drive ini files you will see that each drive is broken down into a modular section of code. To add more drives you can simply copy a single drives section of code and paste it at the bottom. Then you will want to replace any number that refers to that drive with the new drive number. 

[Rl_Drive5Access_txt] would = [Rl_Drive6Access_txt] and so on for all the drive name links in that section of code. That's it. 

The file already has support for up to 10 drives. You would just need to modify the Drive Letter & Naming Assignment to reflect you drive letters.
TheStagged Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
How would I change the color of the bars? I notice it just says #Bar_BG_Color# and what not, I'm kind of confused, any help would be nice.
ForceX34 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
When you see something like #color# this is a reference to a variable located in an .inc file. In this case the file is

You can find it in your rainmeter skins folder. I'm not at my PC so I can't give you the exact info needed but If you look their you will find it.
nealon01 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
had a messed up. reinstalled rainmeter (just over the current install) and everythings fixed. love the skin!
ForceX34 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Fantastic. Glad you were able to get it working.
nealon01 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
sorry for the double post, I tried using both indexes according to the order shown in the main screen and the one shown in the configure window. neither worked. what am I doing wrong?!?!
nealon01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Everything works perfectly except for the temperatures, I modified it like you suggested, indexing starting at zero and coressponding with the list in SpeedFan... but it shows temps of 0 for both cpu and gpu. help?
nealon01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Everything works great but the temperatures... do you know why this would be? I configured it like you said I should, SpeedFan lists the CPU cores as the 4-7th items and the GPU as the 3rd item for temperature. so I put SFCPU=3 and SFGPU1=2. saved and refreshed... help?
NoLongerSeemsSoFar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the perfect replacement for my old windows gadget setup. Thanks!
dnalloheoj Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Been using your old version for what's probably been over a year now, just found this one while searching for how to change some settings on the old one, and wow, this is an AWESOME upgrade.

I've had more than a couple friends ask what I use to monitor my computer, and I always point them your way.

Had to create an account just so I could say how much I appreciate your work.

ForceX34 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
That's awesome! I hope your friends like it as much as you do and thanks for the kind words :)
SuperSnowleopard Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Only just started using Rainmeter after using Bumptop for sometime. Your skin pulled me right in, I love it thank you. Of course I have been editing it so things work with my system and now I can monitor everything at a glance on the other screen while maxing FPS on the other.
As with any process, gradually Rainmeter very slowly eats a tiny bit of memory, but I'm well covered for this.

As I have said, I am new to Rainmeter so just getting started, learning as I go. I do have ideas but must learn how to do what I want to do first. Cheers for your skin. Snowy
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