Here's what you're going to need to do:
- Download HWiNFO here: www.hwinfo.com/download.php
- 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.
- Refresh the skin
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
Cleaned up smaller images (credit: billstelling)
Fixed GPU image, removed colormatrix
Consolidated plugin dependency to only HWiNFO
Skin pushed to standalone edition
Hi, thanks for your work.
I've followed every step on the instructions and made sure HWiNFO is running and the IDs and Instances are the same on the sensors and on the skin .ini, but can't get my rainmeter to show any values.
Anything that might come to your mind?
Thanks in advance
Not sure why the skin doesn't work after I reinstall my windows system.
I checked all the steps. I checked Shared Memory Support.
I'm able to get the value under HWiNFOSharedMemoryViewer.
But the skin was not able to show it.
Any steps wrong?
They're the same size (30x30), but they are the only images not from EK. The rest were pulled directly from their site, after chatting with a rep. Since they didn't (and still don't, to my knowledge) have an in-house GPU waterblock logo, I snagged another.
The pump and rad measurements are their respective RPMs, and the CPU is temperature (C), and the GPU is fan speed (RPM)/temp (C).
Navigate to where the skin is installed (typically C:\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Minimalist Loop Information).
Scroll down to the particular values you want to track (water temp, fan RPM, etc). Click on them, and keep this program open.
Edit the skin. In the Measures section, change HWiNFOSensorID and HWiNFOEntryID to the appropriate values that correspond to the values you want to track (again, water temp, etc).
Save and refresh the skin.
It really is that simple. If you've done it right, then you should be all set.
Failing to update the skin with the values that correspond to your particular computer, with your particular motherboard and sensor setup, is crucial to having the skin function properly. This isn't just a plug-and-play kind of skin, since everyone runs a different setup.
Please help me, I'm w8ing your answer.