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Author Topic: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info  (Read 3311 times)

fatjoe

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IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« on: November 21, 2006, 10:01:05 PM »
Aite i'm talking about something like this



Basically a little tool that when run will sit in the tray & provide realtime info on customisable info on your system which you can place where you want.



These images are taken from Bginfo ~ microsofts very old suggestion of a tool to do this - http://www.microsoft...tilities/BgInfo.mspx

I know theres a few out there like samurize but really they are like entire programs & just consume too much memory. Just thinking of something simple along the lines of the first picture above, simple straightforward. Refreshed every say 5 minutes? or configurable.

Let me know if this has been done/suggested before/a better one exists anyway.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2006, 11:19:06 AM by brotherS »

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Re: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 02:16:58 AM »
... a little tool that when run will sit in the tray & provide realtime info on customisable info on your system which you can place where you want ... a few out there like samurize.

Let me know if this has been done/suggested before/a better one exists anyway.
yup.
it HAS been done amigo.

and you answered your own request already.
what's wrong with Samurize?

i find it to be extremely low on system resources.
and it DOES provide realtime stats.

i use Samurize with Desktop Coral by Mouser (the forum head admin)
http://www.donationc...ktopcoral/index.html

I keep an eye on my RAM usage, as well as CPU activity. and when downloading/uploading, i also keep an eye on my bandwidth usage.
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Re: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:05:15 AM »
Some years ago, i used to use rainmeter. It's also very well known, and i think it's not as resource-expensive as samurize. (i don't think it looks as good, though).
For getting the full stats, i suggest everest (which still keeps a free version).


[edit] I shouldn't be this outdated.. Sorry![/edit]
« Last Edit: November 25, 2006, 07:14:10 AM by jgpaiva »

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Re: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 07:06:23 AM »
Some years ago, i used to use rainmeter. It's also very well known, and i think it's not as resource-expensive as samurize. (i don't think it looks as good, though).
For getting the full stats, i suggest everest (which still keeps a free version).

Can you actually find the free version of Everest - I have looked recently for the latest version and can't find it (maybe it is just me being dumb) - there just seem to be 2 paid for versions now.

Rainmeter is now here http://www.ipi.fi/~rainy/legacy.html an is treated as a legacy app.

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Re: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 07:10:33 AM »
i was going to suggest Samurize as well.

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Re: IDEA: Desktop System Specs Info
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 07:16:57 AM »
Thanks Carol, looks like i'm severely outdated.

I'm sorry rainmeter isn't available anymore, it was a very good piece of software :(
And i also thought that everest still kept that free version but took it support. Apparently, they don't even host it anymore. It still is possible to download it elsewhere, though.