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Minimalist Loop Information



The skin I threw together to monitor the different temperature and speeds present in the custom watercooling loop I recently built.


Here's what you're going to need to do:
 - Download HWiNFO here:
 - Install, make sure to run it at the end
 - in HWiNFO, go to:
Program -> Settings
Make sure you check "Shared Memory Support"
Make sure you check "Auto Start"
In some cases, you may also need to check "Show Sensors on Startup" if it doesn't automagically begin reading the values you want when your boot up your computer tomorrow.
You can minimize HWiNFO to the tray at this point, we shouldn't need to work with it anymore.
 - Go to where this skin is installed (typically C:\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Minimalist Loop Information)
 - Keep going, \resources\HWiNFO\resources\HWiNFOSharedMemoryViewer.exe
 - Find the sensors you want to monitor.
Are your rad fans plugged into your CPU header, or a chassis one? YMMV here, as it depends on how you physically wired up your build.
 - Once you find the sensors you want, navigate further down in this skin to the values you want to change, and make sure they match up to the information given o you by HWiNFOSharedMemoryViewer.
 - Save
 - Refresh the skin
 - Enjoy

Thanks to the Rainmeter and HWiNFO community, and JSMorley in particular for his more exhaustive guide, here:…
Thanks to billstelling for providing a cleaned up version of the original images used with the base skin

Change Log:

Corrected image paths (credit: Wimball)
Massively reduced filesize
Cleaned up smaller images (credit: billstelling)
Larger images
Fixed GPU image, removed colormatrix
Added tutorial
Consolidated plugin dependency to only HWiNFO
Skin pushed to standalone edition
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I have modified mine a little bit to include GPURAM temp next to GPUCORE temp because the new RTX30 series are running a bit hot on the ram side. I can include the modifications if anyone is interested.

Thanks for the skin!