ForceSystem Monitor Release V3.0.6 You can also follow us in the Rainmeter Forum [link]
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
2.1+ Uses the Rainmeter skin installer
2.0 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 FXSM_V2_Settings.inc file. Current setting is 18000000 for 18Mb or 2MB
ONLY DO THIS IF NETWORK MONITOR IS DISPLAYING THE WRONG SPEEDS AND YOU HAVE SET YOUR SPEED BASED ON YOUR ISP OR LOCAL LAN
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 FXSM_V2_Settings.inc 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 settings.inc file so you only need to make changes in one place. Other skins you may need to change the numbers on many different lines.
Change your drive assignments in the FXSM_V2_Settings.inc file. Current drive associations are:
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 FXSM_V2_Settings.inc file. The top most listed item will be number 0. The second will be 1 and so on. 4. Edit the FXSM_V2_Settings.inc files SFCPU= "your number here", SFGPU1 = "your number here" SFGPU2 = "your number here" 5. Refresh the skin.
Change Log: 3.0.6 Changes: 1. Centered the CPU and GPU temperature bars 2. You can assign a max value for Fahrenheit & Celsius in the FXSM_V3_Settings.inc file. This affects how the temperature bars and graphs scale.
3.0.5 Changes: 1. Gave the HDD meter it's own internal separation var in the FXSM_V3_Settings.inc file. Change "HDDPadding" to adjust the vertical spacing of the HDD meters independent of the rest of the skin.
3.0.4 Fixes: Fixed the audio + date & time component internal padding.
3.0.3 New Features 1. Custom title bar padding
Fixes: 1. Fixed some color assignment names
3.0.2 New Features 1. Added a fan RPM monitor for CPU & 2 AUX fans.
3.0.1 New Features 1. Added Fahrenheit as a temperature option
3.0 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.
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
For some strange reason my CPU bars are stuck since a couple of days, too. And I tryed to refresh the skin a few times, but nothing happens ... the bars are still stuck! Only solution for this problme?
With the newest version, in any view the individual core usage bars are maxed out, but the overall percentage is functioning. Nothing I've tried has fixed it. Also, it'd be really great if you could include a recycle bin section! Preferably a size and item count, as well as an icon to click to open the recycle bin directly.
If your CPU bars are stuck at full try to refresh the skin. This happens when the computer comes out of sleep mode or was locked out. I don't know why, but I think it looses its connection instance to the perfmon in windows and needs to reconnect. Which is done by refreshing the skin.
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