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GPUMonitor Sidebar Gadget

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by stangowner, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    Hi Guys. I compiled a helper that reads MSI Afterburner memory instead of RivaTuner. Therefore you can use the sidebar gadget if you want. Here is what you need to do:


    1. Download and install the gadget from Microsoft's Site or here on Guru3D
    2. Close the gadget
    3. Download this file and overwrite the one at "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\GPUMonitor.gadget\"
    4. Open the gadget

    Here is a sample of my GTX280 on Win7x64 with Afterburner 1.5.1 running Kombuster.

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    Let me know if you have any issues.

    - Nick
     
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  2. boogieman

    boogieman Ancient Guru

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    You've been busy Nick....nice job ! :)

    (although I don't use AB)
     
  3. Lory.hacker

    Lory.hacker Member

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    Good for Monitor, ma not overclocking..
     
  4. burebista

    burebista Ancient Guru

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    I don't use AB but I've installed briefly. Your gadget works OK. :)
     
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  5. Thewiruz

    Thewiruz Member

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    Works perfectly with my Gigabyet HD5870 and afterburner!!

    Thanks a million
     
  6. Stukinit

    Stukinit Member Guru

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    Wait... how is this different than having, say, my temps in the system tray where they don't take up screen real estate?
     
  7. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    How is the systray better than, say, the LCD or OSD display options where they don't up any system tray real estate?

    Like the systray option better, then use that. It is just another "option" for users until Afterburner includes a gadget of its own......but it might be "slightly" different. You just have to look closely.
     
  8. Stukinit

    Stukinit Member Guru

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    ouch much, never said that either of them was better than the other, I just wanted to know what the difference was if any. Hell, I like the graphs much better than just simple unnatributed #'s in my system tray, cause then I know what is what. I would usually attempt to end with some witty remark, however its too early for that...
     
  9. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    Sorry, but thought the differences were obvious and you were being smug.

    As you mention, you can see the data source name, not just the number. But you can also display a bar, graph which shows the last 100 readings (not just the current), flyout has min/max history, change colors and display styles to suite your taste, etc.
     
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    Works great! The only thing i got confused on was the script part, i really didn't know which file to over write with that, as when i click to download it, it takes me directly to the script. NVM, i figured it out, :banana:
     

  11. Stukinit

    Stukinit Member Guru

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    Moment I get home I'll try it out
     
  12. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Great job, stangowner! :thumbup:

    You aren't by any chance working on an Afterburner plug-in for Rainmeter (http://rainmeter.net/RainCMS/), are you? :D
     
  13. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    No, but that's an interesting thought. I'm too busy with other projects ATM, but maybe I'll play with it on a rainy day. :)
     
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    +1 on Rainmeter plugins

    btw the gadget works great, good job!
     
  15. itsb1again

    itsb1again Master Guru

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    Okay i'm stupid, i've tried twice. It says failed to connect riva turner.. do i need them both dl'd and running or something???
     

  16. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    No, don't run both of them.

    That is the default behavior for the download. The gadget was designed for Rivatuner. You have to close the gadget and replace the GPUMonitor.exe file linked at the beginning of the first post. This one is designed to work with Afterburner.

    Once you do so, you will no longer see failed to connect to RivaTuner.....you would see failed to connect to MSI Afterburner if it is not running. You do not need RivaTuner installed at all.
     
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    itsb1again Master Guru

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    Got it going. Thx for the APP!!!! Great job btw.
     
  18. stangowner

    stangowner Master Guru

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    Good news. I have a plug-in that is contributing MSI Afterburner data to the Rainmeter GUI (just hard coded data source to test for now). It is working with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Rainmeter. Just give me a little time to learn a little about Rainmeter as I don't use it. I need to make the plug-in configurable with the Rainmeter .ini files.
     
  19. sandeepb

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    Good stuff will be looking forward to it.

    When you do figure it out can you also implement it in the templates they have in the Omnimo Rainmeter theme.

    Thanks.
     
  20. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    there are gadgets around that dont need programms running in the back.
    for temps etc..cause i always hate it to have things running in background only to see how hot it is..

    any way heres a link..maybe you can use the driver they using to make one without afterburner ;)

    http://blog.orbmu2k.de/sidebar-gadgets/gpu-observer-sidebar-gadget

    but still THX for your work..^^

    greetz Beta
     

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