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support for drives by letters: C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,  Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z,
➢drive Label,
➢read/write speeds,
➢Used-Free/Total space, New
➢activity indicators,  
➢open disk on click,
➢show/hide graphs on "-|+" button,
➢active bar (used disk space with warning levels),

➢Download/Upload speeds with graphs,
➢activity indicators,
➢Internal/External IP Addresses (toggling on click on the IP area),
➢Total Download/Upload data,
➢Reset the Total data button,
➢Open "Network Connections" on click,
➢show/hide graphs on "-|+" button,
➢active bars (vertical, Upload/Download speeds),

➢Separated skins for ATI and NVIDIA Graphics Cards,
➢GPU usage,
➢Memory usage (measures Video memory for NVIDIA, Dedicated for ATI's cards) [needs to enter the total memory of your ATI Card manually],
➢GPU temperature,
➢Fan speed (rpm),
➢GPU clock, Memory clock,
➢show/hide graphs on "-|+" button,
➢active bars (GPU Usage, Memory Usage, FAN with warning levels),

➢open Recycle Bin (Click on the title),
➢empty Recycle Bin (Right mouse click),
➢number of Items in the Bin,
➢total size of Items in the Bin,

numbers of the Cores supported: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36,
the skin AUTOMATICALLY finds and sets the number of CPU cores,
CPU clock,
CPU Fan speed (rpm),
➢show/hide graphs on "-|+" button,
active bars (Total CPU Usage, CPU Cores Usage with warning levels),
CPU-RAM LIGHT Skin: includes only Total CPU usage with CPU and RAM bars, and RAM usage info,

 (as a part of CPU-RAM skin):
Used and Total RAM (Auto detection),
active bar (RAM usage with warning levels),

shows system up-time,


➢Day in the Year,

X CALENDAR: (to be addded separately) (made by smurfier),


➢Battery charging status,
➢battery life,
➢bar with warning colors depending on the battery charge level,
➢animated Battery icon related to the battery status,

(Basic and Professional versions):
➢Power usage,
➢PSU temperature,
➢PSU Fan speed,
➢Voltage, Amperage and Wattage for +3,3, +5 and  +12 connectors,
➢show/hide graphs on "-|+" button,
➢active bar (Power Usage with warning levels), - [enter the PSU wattage manually]

➢Volume up/down (with mouse over the skin and scrolling mouse wheel up/down (steps per 1)),
➢mute/unmute (speaker button),
➢volume up/down buttons (change volume per +10 or -10),
➢device change buttons,
➢Open Volume Mixer (click on the Title),

Number of Active processes,
Top Processes by CPU Usage,
memory usage of the processes.

✔ POWER PLAN:        
➢3 standard Windows' power plans (as textual buttons) ("Min"= Power saver, "Balanced"=Balanced, "Max"=High performance),
➢open "Power options" to customize power plans on click on the title.
✔ SUN-MOON SKIN: New credit to balala
➢works completely OFFLINE with a possibility to Detect your IP Address via Internet ("Detect" button),
➢Sunrise, Moonrise, Sunset, Moonset times,
➢Daylength (for today),
➢Daylength difference (for the next day),
➢Sun position and Moon phase icons.


1) You need any FULL EDITION of AIDA64 installed for the next skins: CPU_RAM (partially), PSU, NETWORK(for IPs only) and Video Card. Others work independently of AIDA. 
AIDA64 must be running (in the background) all the time!
P.S. Always check out for the latest versions of Rainmeter and AIDA64 .

2) To set up the suite to works properly, configure AIDA64 as follows:

Run the program (AIDA64) and go to:  Files --> Preferences --> External Applications.

- Check the "Enable writing sensor values to Registry" box (must be enabled),

- check the following boxes as on the picture below (you can check them all, but it will use more PC's resources):

3) Set up AIDA64 to starts up with Windows and minimize [OPTIONALLY]:
Example .

ATI Cards users need to enter the Total memory amount of their cards manually, unlike nVIDIA owners.
- Select the ATI GPU skin, click Edit on the skin and enter the value, 
- Save and close your text editor. Then refresh the skin or Rainmeter.
Here is an image that illustrates where to enter the amount in MBs (delete and replace the white text "Enter amount_" with yours):

To use PSU Skin, you need a PSU with Data Link like Corsair's RMi, HXi and AXi series are.
Here is an instruction how to setup AIDA64 for Basic or Pro version of the skin: 

Then enter the Wattage of your Power Supply Unit in the skin's code (replace that "850"): 

The setup is FINISHED!

How the suite works: Watch

If you have any problem, suggestion or whatever else, feel free to write.

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SeanMalahy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
I'm using the latest versions of IP, RM, and Aida, with a Corsair AX1200i.  I'm showing no readings (all zeroed out) for the PSU (Pro) widget.  Any ideas?  I selected "select all" in aida, so I know the right boxes are checked.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Pls open your Registry Editor (regedit) and go to "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FinalWire\AIDA64\SensorValues". Hide your IP Address if you want, and make a screenshot of all the sensor values. Since it usually cannot fit on one picture, make 2 if it would be enough. Send...
SeanMalahy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019
   The attached zip file has 6 screenshots that show both the regedit data, and a shot of rainmeter with the missing info:
nVidia GPU fan speed
PSU Pro wattages and currents (all but main draw PWR) for 3.3, 5, and 12V rails


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Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
The GPU Fan seems ok but since the GPU temp (as PSU's) was low when you made the screenshots, the Fan is off. Both PSU and GPU Fans turn on when the temp reaches the determined value, either by factory or by you. Watch more of it here: video.
As to the others issued sensor values, none of them has been shown in the regedit. I'd suggest you to check out does HWiNFO read that values in its Sensor panel. I'd also make sure that all the other Hardware info softwares are closed. Also install the newest Corsair Link software, then close when you run AIDA. Don't forget to restart your PC after the CL software installation is finished.
vyper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Pul53dr1v3r!

Been using your skin for a year or so now. Love it!

Had a problem recently though. The CPU-RAM.ini module stopped detecting the number of logical processors. It would even come up with an error in the Rainmeter log.

However, I managed to find a correction to your code to get it working again...

Measure = Plugin
Plugin = RunCommand
Parameter = WMIC CPU Get NumberOfLogicalProcessors/Format:List
State = Hide
OutputType = ANSI
RegExpSubstitute = 1
Substitute = "(?siU)^.*NumberOfLogicalProcessors = ([\d]{1,2})":"\1","#CRLF#":""
FinishAction = [!EnableMeasure "MeasureRunCond"]
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi vyper. Sth is strange with your PC/OS. The code you pasted here does just a mess, but glad if it helped you. 
Btw, nobody else haven't had such issue so far.
What's your OS and hardware config?
vyper Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Pul53dr1v3r: I'm sure the pasted text is a bit jumbled, deviantART's comment system doesn't work well with code, unfortunately. For a look at the correct code, have a look at the Rainmeter forums post here:…

You'll be surprised to know the error was happening for me on Windows 10 Pro x64. And my hardware is pretty common being a 4 core, 8 thread AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.

NOTE: Even if I type...
WMIC CPU Get NumberOfLogicalProcessors
... in the command prompt (cmd), I get an error of "Description = %1 is not a valid Win32 application".
Yet if I enter...
WMIC CPU Get NumberOfLogicalProcessors/Format:List
... it works.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the explanation. I'll consider is there a need to change the current part of the code. If you have any other issue or suggestion, just write. 
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
Any update on working with something other than Aida? My machine is crashing as soon as the program starts analyzing my system, I can't even get it to run to work with this skin. :(
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Steph. Just to inform you. A variant of the suite suported by HWiNFO is right arount the corner. Expect it to be released next week, until the next weekend.
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Sweet, just installed the program and had no issues with that one.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It's finished, though the tutorial is not probably the best:  illustro Pulsar 2.2 HWiNFO Rainmeter by Pul53dr1v3r  
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
hi Steph. I just was going to tell you to post that issue on AIDA's forum, but saw you already did it since the bug has nothing to do with Rainmeter and not in the least with the suite. 

As to making the suite to work with sth else apart from AIDA, there is no positive news so far. :( 
I didn't touch this for a while and can't promise anything for the future. But if you don't solve the issue soon, tell me and i'll try not to leave you in such a situation without solution.
stefanw1337 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  New Deviant
nVidia not working, got any tip? Using an RTX 2080 Ti
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Did you follow the instruction how to set up it all and did you do it correctly? 
What exactly is not working, whole the skin or just some sensors?
 Is your AIDA full, not trial?
tt-tiger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019
Hello! I have installed the skin and I like it a lot - I have a second monitor which is dedicated to performance monitor display on a new system (Ryzen 2400G APU, four processors/eight threads/seven Radeon Vega GPU engines).

I'm trying to figure out how to maximize the visibility of the displays; the transparency leaves them sitting over the display's background image and hard to read separately. Do I have to eliminate screen backgrounds? or are there other choices available (Can I edit the skin description to be a solid light gray field, instead of transparent)?

Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Please try if this bg image fits your needs:  Background by Pul53dr1v3r

To replace the bg image, go to "C:\Users\User\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\illustro Pulsar\@ Resources", backup (or just rename) the original background.png image and then put this one and give it the name of the original bg image (background). Tell me if you're pleased with the result.
tt-tiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
Got it. Thank you - I just put this image in the directory as directed, and refreshed one of the skins, then moved a bright app behind two elements, one of them the refreshed element.  This works exactly as I had hoped.  Excellent!

Again --
Thank you.

emcee1991 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019

I'm using the ATI Radeon style of the GPU Monitor and had the problem, that no temperature is displayed. I compared the Nvidia and the ATI skin source code and figured out, that theres a typo in the ATI file.

It says:


and it should be:


after that correction the temp is shown correctly. Maybe the creator wants to edit the file.

Thanks for the work!
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Firstly, tnank you for the notice. I know for that difference and I've made it in on purpose at the beginning when my PC was equipped with an ATI card (5770) using AIDA that was much older than the current version. And, seems then the RegValue for that purpose was RegValue=Value.TGPU1DIOD for that ATI card at least. When I migrated to nvidia, I've noticed the difference and made the two variants of the GPU skin, for ATI and NVIDIA separately. The RegValue for ATI  was Value.TGPU1DIOD and for NVIDIA RegValue=Value.TGPU1DIO. I didn't check if it has been changed in the meanwhile but seems AIDA's team made a good step forward if it's really so for all the cards.

Could you tell me what's your ATI card model?
emcee1991 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
I've got a Vega64.

Maybe you can help me with this: I can't get the RPM to be shown. The procentual value works great, but I can't get the RPM itself displayed. It always stays at "0 rpm" ..
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
User drbong35 (see the comments below) had the same issue but he hasn't answered as yet. 
The first thing i'd do is to check out the Card software for 0 dB fan mode if the card has the option. If yes, it usually doesn't turn the fan on until a determined temperature. When the determined temp is reached, fan turns on and its speed is ascending as the temp goes up. Make sure the issue has nothing to do with it.

Then, as i mentioned to the previous guy, see are there the 2 FGPU1 boxes in AIDA's External Application menu and select them.  Capture copy by Pul53dr1v3r

If you don't see the 2 boxes, update AIDA to the latest version and try again. If the same still exist, sth is wrong either with your Card ot with AIDA's support for the model. But we know that Windows 10 can be a trash with tons of bugs as well.

If the boxes exist in AIDA, go to "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FinalWire\AIDA64\SensorValues" and find Value.DGPU1 (percentage) and Value.FGPU1 (real Fan rpm number).  regeditFgpu by Pul53dr1v3r
emcee1991 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019
Your first hint was the right one, as long as my fan was off the sensor wasn't shown in the Aida External Application menu. I closed the menu, started FurMark until my fan began to work et voila, the sensor appeared under cooling fans. I checkmarked the sensor and now the rpm are shown in the rainmeter skin. Thanks!
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Np mate. I'd also suggest you to customize the fan setting (if you wish) of you Graphic card in order to improve cooling (it may produce more noice if you care) since the factory settings are not always best for what we want, either cooling or silence is concerned. You can see more as to it on the video: watch video.

Many manufacturers set the target temp at 50-60 °C. Then the fan starts spinning gradually in accordance with the temp level. You can customize the target temp as well as the target fan rpm.

The min fan speed for the most cards is 40% of the max speed.

As we know, less the heat-longer life of a device. But also keep in mind that fan lifespan is not eternal.
drbong35 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
hi mate i have some problems. ı already installed lastest version of AIDA64 extreme. I already dont what u saying in tutorial but my FGPU stats not loging in regedit.  Untitled Drawing by drbong35 
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi mate. Do you have the 2 GPU Fan related boxes checked on ? Capture copy by Pul53dr1v3r

If yes, go to the regedit and make sure if there is a label  Value.FGPU. It is not need to be Value.FGPU1 as on the picture, it can differ.
Btw, what the GPU you possess?

remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
HISS! Needing 40 dollar software to show a cpu meter!
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
40$ for 3 PCs .* ~13$ for 1. At the very beginning, when i made up my minds to create the skins, i had AIDA64 on my PC, so i went with it. I suppose a free software would be best bet for the most of us, and if i ever find more time and wish, will modify it for HWINFO. For the time being, AIDA as the most accurate sw but paid, will stay as the only solution.

If you need any more help, feel free to write. :)
remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Aida is 200 USD to even run on server 2012. Growl.
Dgonix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional Artist
Can this skin be Russified?
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hi. Yes, it can but you or somebody else should provide me all the words and abbreviations you want to be translated to Russian.
For instance:
CPU -> ЦП or ЦПУ,
Volume -> Громкость ?

Fla5hFyre Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
This is a sick skin, definitely one of my favourites. It just adds to the simplicity of illustro, perfect.

However, I did notice that having the "top processes" display loaded, a brief lag spike is caused every couple of seconds for other skins (try it with a visualizer active and you'll notice)
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Thx for your reply. Yes, it causes lagging since the Top Processes skin uses a different plug-in (AdvancedCPU) from the others. The plug-ins don't take-read the values at the same time (in miliseconds) and it's one of the reasons. Btw, the skin is pretty resource hungry and me by myself don't prefer to use it. The issue was even worse with an older plug-in that caused crashes apart from lags. 
If there is a better plug-in, i'd be honoured to tackle it. For the time being, we have to make do with the one. I ain't even sure can it get better.
Sbarra Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
psu Corsair CX850M dont work, you can help me?
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. The PSU doesn't have Corsair Link interface built in with its sensors in charge of giving the requiring data.  Rmi10003 by Pul53dr1v3r
The Corsair's PSUs equipped with it (digital link) are RMi, HXi and AXi series. There are some PSUs like RM serie with only Analog interface that is more complicated to use  (…).
Arjay192023 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Hello. Just wanna ask why my cpu temp is not working.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. What's your CPU and Mb model?
Arjay192023 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2018
Intel Pentium G4560 and MSI B250M BAZOOKA(MS-7A70).

Checked the registry editor and there's no Value.TCPU under SensorValues of AIDA64. Tried checking all in external applications and still no Value.TCPU 
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
As so, there is sth wrong either with your Hardware or AIDA64. Check out if you can read the temp in Computes => Sensor panel of your AIDA and with some other app like CPU-Z. 
Arjay192023 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
I see the temp of 2 cores of my cpu on aida sensor panel but when I edit it again and put the value of core 1 or 2 on registry it show 800,3600. so it's like 3600 degrees celcius. I just use the PCH diode since the gpu use gpudiode. but it's mostly 49,50. just going back and forth on that two numbers. I tried using the sensor of HwInfo64 but still no luck. When i use it i only shows 35 below.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
once upon a time i had an issue where the sensor displayed the temp that was pretty much below the room temp. After i've reinstalled Windows it worked proprely. I'd suggest you the same as well. Just to eliminate one more possible cause, at least. Don't forget to always use the newest AIDA, drivers...
jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Afterreading this, i find this is an interesting link . it calculates the recommended watts for PSU for the system. It gives video card values for nvidia and amd. But i do not know how to input my.
If it is useful, then see this link and if it could be used by you in any of the skin, i will download and get the results happily.
I found out after a lot of searches
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please use "REPLY" button to avoid this mess here. Tell me pls, what's your PSU model name?
jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
xebronix 230 volt. Thanks for the advice. That is the onlything i could see outside.All other details are inside the box. i have xebronics mother board also. the cost is near RS.650.
Is Psu supplying power to hdd and other devices thro mother board? or direct?
I only have trail version of aida64.
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jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Thanks for your reply. I will buy when i plan switching to win 10 from present win 7. Thanks for the information on everything.
Ok forget, about the software path i raised the query.
Is there any way to know the SMPS is going to fail. I want only information on this , so that i could save or takea backup to not totally loose the data.
BUt thanks to your introduction of a new term to me, Digital link interface to the mothr board to get the sensor data. I will look elsewhere on this to gain some knowledge about it.
Just core parts of the pc are mb,smps,ram,cddrive, besides the coverbox to assemble a pc. So , i will choose the best hardware when i switch to win 10.
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry but i don't have any useful knowledge for you as to smps is concerned. I guess it's hard to know when it could fail as most of hardware. Probably a thunderstorm (overvoltage, overcurrent) could burn it up in a second. Over time, the PSU units are loosing its efficiency, depending on the use, but it doesn't indicate end of the life. 
You could get an external storage and keep the most imortant data on it. Standard External HDD's aren't so safe, but an USB Flash Drive or an External SSD (costs a fortune) could be the best choice. 

Just to mention that the backup device should be connected to PC only when you do backup and restoring of the data. On that way it will last much longer. Hope you know that, but isn't bad to remind.
jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Thank you so much for the replies. if any query , i will raise.
jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Glad that yo;u repliled to my query. You are not a programmer but a code lover. Excellent piece of work. But some says that this data, what i ask, could not be gathered by any program or code. Is it correct. They say, that PSu supplies power to the hdd directly without mother board in between. As such, it could not catch the real dc power in voltage , as there is no software tricks that could be made to work. But i saw in aida and in your tutorial the marking of ticks in aida64 preferences, covering all the voltages 3,5 and 12 and minutes details of power usage.
Is that correct? I ask you, because i was facing black screen of death , while surfing the net, with complete black screen due to the voltage drops to hdd from the psu, which i found out after taking diagnostics of hdd, change of sata cable and switching the ports of joining of sata cable to mother board. I immediately replaced the SMPS or Psu in other words.
If this could be gauged or monitored in the top of desktop as gadget, then it will reflect the same in the gadget display, so that i could close the windows and then check the fault of psu power supply.
This has occurred in my connection of computer PSU and monitor by UPS, uninteruppted power supplly device. The ups normally act as a stablililzer of sort in giving power.
Sorry for my query. But since your gadget has a power Supplyl skin, i wrote to you.
Your efforts to capture minute things free of charge of using it is commendable and recommendable.
I will try to find the PSu maximum powr in watt and also the Ati video card total memory?
Does the skin support intel or zebronics motherboard and smps
expecting your valuable reply as always.
Thanking you for attending to the queries . I will try the link you posted. Expecting..
jraju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Hi, One more thing, Some vallues of your skin is not shown. While viewing the video instructions, i came to know that i have to edit some of skins to put my system values. That itself is not easy for non programmers. For eg. I want to know the power that comes from smpc to hard disk and other drives, particularly to hard drives to know, if it  supplies the required voltage. But ,psu skin does not contain any data in my pc. I have to supply the maximum power of my psu in watts. i do not know how to find this to manipulate in your skin.
Only extreme programmers or code writers could do all the things.
Why some manipulations are needed to get the result
non programmers would find it difficult to supply the data by manipulating the skin..
I am verlly thankful that you give this skin, but how to get the correct real values is the thing that i have to get it from you to how to insert or edit the skin or
by referring to your materials in detail and also writing to you here
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