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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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borazp Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  New member
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!
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