Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Gadgets 5.0.0 by SilverAzide Gadgets 5.0.0 by SilverAzide
System monitoring gadgets inspired by the well-known Windows Sidebar gadgets.

Arguably, some of the best and most popular Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets for system monitoring were done by Unfortunately, with the deprecation of the Gadget platform and outright banning of gadgets by some corporate policies, these gadgets have become obsolete. Gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 or Windows 10 without hacks and workarounds and often they break after applying Windows Updates.

I've searched everywhere to find equivalent gadgets, and finally found one on the Rainmeter forums, the "All CPU Meter" skin, by James Musix. The skin never made it out of beta, so I've completed his original work and expanded the suite to include a number of the most widely used gadgets.

All CPU Meter
  • Displays CPU utilization for 1 to 64 logical cores.
  • Displays processor model and clock speed.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available.
  • Shows used, free, and total page file available (optional).
  • Shows core temperatures (optional, requires CoreTemp, SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows CPU fan speed (optional, requires SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here).*
  • Displays graphical line chart of CPU utilization, with RAM and page file percent usage.
  • Shows Task Manager when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Drives Meter
  • Displays disk information for up to 26 physical drives (fixed and removable only). Gadget dynamically adjusts to handle adding and removing drives.
  • Shows used, free, and total disk space available.
  • Displays percent disk utilization for each drive, plus the total.
  • Shows throughput for each drive (read and write).
  • Shows total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover (optional).*
  • Displays disk throughput graph.
  • Displays disk time percentage histogram (optional).
  • Drive space bar graph changes color when disks are nearing capacity.*
  • Shows Explorer when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Opens drive in Explorer (or runs any user-defined command) when disk label is clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.

Network Meter
  • Shows data for all or selected network interfaces (info).
  • Displays internal and external IP addresses.
  • Displays peak network throughput.*
  • Shows inbound and outbound throughput in bits/sec and bytes/sec.
  • Displays graphical chart of inbound and outbound network activity. Does not require guesstimating your network speed, chart dynamically scales to handle both LAN and WAN traffic.
  • Shows statistics for the current session and the total to date.
  • Indicates internet connectivity.
  • Animated network icon shows network activity (in/out/both/neither/disconnected).*
  • Performs external IP address and location lookup.
  • Shows Network and Sharing Center when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Network Meter Pro
A precision network monitor with all the features of Network Meter, plus:
  • More accurate network interface statistics monitoring, including data when Rainmeter is not running or no user is logged into the system.
  • Not affected by Rainmeter restarts/refreshes.
  • Not affected by network adapter configuration changes.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network Pro gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Note: Requires installation of a Windows service (included).

GPU Meter
  • Displays GPU model and clock speed (requires HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available, with memory clock speed.
  • Shows GPU temperature, core load, and core voltage.
  • Shows GPU fan speed and percent utilization.
  • Displays graphical line chart of RAM, core load, temperature, and fan usage.
  • Multiple GPU Meters provided to allow monitoring more than one GPU (for dedicated GPUs and 2-way SLI-equipped systems; for 4-way SLI systems, see info).*
  • Scales to any desired size.

Weather Meter
  • Displays the current weather for any location from The Weather Channel.
  • Displays data in metric or standard units.
  • Shows current temperature, forecast high and low temperatures, "feels like" temperature, current conditions, current location and station, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and chance of precipitation.
  • Shows current sunrise and sunset times, day length, and sun angle.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase and description.
  • Shows complete 5 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Shows severe weather alerts for the current location.*
  • Includes additional language translations: Bulgarian, Czech, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Serbian (SP), Slovak, Spanish (SP), Ukrainian (info, source here).
  • Supports having multiple Weather Meters to allow monitoring more than one location (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget in a smaller size; expands to full size on mouseover.

Battery Meter
  • Displays the current battery status, including time remaining and current percentage remaining.
  • Shows current voltage, charge and discharge rates, current and maximum charge capacity.
  • Shows battery manufacturer/model.
  • Displays power in either watts or milliamps.
  • Supports automatic failover on systems having multiple batteries.*
  • Shows Power Options when gadget is double-clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget that works with HWiNFO.

  • Based on LuaCalendar, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Supports localized month/day names automatically.
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget that shows the current day, similar to the original Windows Sidebar gadget.

  • Digital Clock displays time, date, day, week, and quarter of the year.
  • Shows computer uptime and session logon time (optional).
  • Shows configurable event countdown with customizable sound (optional).
  • Includes configurable chime and multiple alarms with customizable sounds (optional).
  • Supports Windows localized or custom time and date formats.
  • Supports world times, can be adjusted for time zones and daylight saving time.
  • Supports having multiple clocks to allow monitoring time in multiple locations (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes Analog Clock variant, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Includes clocks ported from the original Windows Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar gadgets.

...get even more Gadgets!*

*Feature not part of original gadgets.

*** Requires Rainmeter 4.2 or later. ***
*** Requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later. ***

Version History
5.0.0 - 2019-01-03: Reuploaded .rmskin to correct packaging error.
5.0.0 - 2018-12-21: Revised Calender to handle issue where auto-configuration could fail in rare cases.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support AMD Threadripper 32-core (64-thread) CPUs.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter Lua script to properly configure the skin on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter to show proper CPU clock speed when using CoreTemp.
                    Corrected ActiveNet plugin to properly calculate threads per core on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter so severe weather alert icon is color-coded by significance.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to show total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover.
                    Enhanced GPU Meter to show RAM usage on AMD GPUs (requires HWiNFO v5.80 or later and recent AMD GPUs/drivers).
4.1.1 - 2018-07-08: Enhanced Weather Meter to allow searching for location codes.
                    Revised Network Settings to more reliably display service status in non-US locales (again).
                    Enhanced Calendar to auto-configure localized month/day names.
                    Enhanced Digital Clock to show clock name.
                    Corrected Settings to prevent long text entries from displaying outside the bounds of textboxes.
                    Updated Welcome gadget for Rainmeter 4.2 and ConfigActive 2.1.
4.1.0 - 2018-04-27: Corrected All CPU Meter issue where fan usage may not be calculated correctly in rare cases.
                    Revised Network Meter external IP address and location providers.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to add ability to monitor drives A: and B:.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to use new UsageMonitor plugin to improve performance.
                    Corrected Weather Meter sun angle calculation when monitoring locations in non-local timezones during DST.
4.0.0 - 2018-03-17: Enhanced Digital Chronometer to use new SysInfo USER_LOGONTIME to get logon time.
                    Enhanced Network Meters and Wireless Meters to allow hiding current/total statistics.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Intel Core i9 18-core CPUs.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs (preliminary; no temps or fan speeds at this time).
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter Settings to allow HWiNFO configuration.
                    Added pre-configured GPU Meters for systems with multiple video cards to make configuration slightly easier.
                    Enhanced GPU Meter to support Qualcomm Adreno GPUs (preliminary; requires HWiNFO support).
                    Major enhancements to Weather Meter to improve support for Weather Channel language-specific data and webpages.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter to auto-configure languages, added custom action menu to simplify manual configuration.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter show correct sunrise/sunset times (TWC does not have correct times in forecasts).
                    Enhanced Weather Meter to show day length, sun angle, and moonrise/moonset times.
                    Revised FixedPrecisionFormat Lua script to work with inline Lua.
3.0.2 - 2018-03-17: Corrected Weather Meter gadgets for date formatting issue when using leading zeros.
                    Revised Weather Meter to fix spurious "RegExp matching error" message in the log.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter clock speed display when using HWiNFO and having a CPU with more than 10 physical cores.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter processor name display for Intel Xeon CPUs.
                    Enhanced Chronometer Settings to simplify customized time display.
                    Corrected error in Digital Chronometer that did not display AM/PM properly after noon/midnight transition.
                    Corrected Network Settings to properly display service status in non-US locales.
                    Updated ActiveNet plugin to use latest Rainmeter SDK and Visual Studio 2017.
3.0.1 - 2017-08-04: More...

  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by James Musix.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar 5.0 by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by TGonZ0, and with localization and style mods by me.
  • Clock gadget uses techniques from the System skin in JSMeterVIII 8.0 by JSMorley.
  • Network Meter gadget based on NetTraffic by JSMorley.
  • Weather Meter gadget based on the Weather skin in Steampunk Cogs, Tubes and Gauges by Mordasius, on skins and translations in VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds, location code search based on WXDataWeather by JSMorley, and includes weather icons by JSMorley (and others) with modifications by me.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses a Lua script from Sunset-Moonrise by Mordasius to calculate sun/moon times.
  • Welcome gadget uses the ConfigActive plugin by JSMorley.
  • Additional code cleanup and tweaks by Milamber33.
Add a Comment:
fbutler99 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019
Hi, thanks for creating these gadgets.

In the weather meter gadget I am seeing a grey "No Entry" type sign to the left of the temperature rather than a representation of the current weather. How do I fix it? 

Weather Meter by fbutler99  


SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2019
Hello!  Glad you like the Gadgets! I tried your location and I am getting the same thing as you are.  There is nothing you can do to fix this.  The problem is with The Weather Channel data feed.  Their data is missing not only the icon for the current weather condition, but also the descriptive text of the current weather condition itself (normally shown above your location).  The daily forecast data is OK; only the current conditions are messed up.

Your only option is to wait it out... eventually TWC should start sending the data in their feed.  Another option is to pick a nearby town or to try using your postal code instead of the name of the town.  I tried GU18, GU19, GU21, but none of these include the conditions data either.  (Note, when using a postal code as the location code, you will need to add ":4:UK", as in "GU18:4:UK".  "4" tells TWC that it's a postal code, and "UK" is the country code.)

PS: The data shows the observation station as "Farnborough, SRY, UK".  Pick a location that is NOT this one; this location is putting out bad info.  You can see the observation station if you hover your mouse over your location shown in the Gadget.
fbutler99 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019
OK, thanks for your help. I'll try experimenting with the different settings.
SorbeDeviant Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2019
I'm not sure when this started, but my "Drives Meters" started showing a solid 100% on all drives, all of the time.

I know this used to work on this PC correctly until recently -- this issue persisted even after updating to the latest version of the Gadgets skins and the latest version of Rainmeter.

This i5-7400 Win10Pro x64 machine is idle and task manager correctly shows 0% disk utilization.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2019
Yep, this happens to people all the time.  Happened to me just last week even.  The problem is that your Windows Performance Counters database has become corrupted.  For me it happened when I went into the Windows Disk Management applet and changed a drive letter on a disk drive... instant corruption for the original and new drives.  But it can happen without doing this as well.

To fix this, open a command prompt as an administrator and enter the following commands:

cd c:\windows\system32
lodctr /R
cd c:\windows\sysWOW64
lodctr /R

After each database is rebuilt, you should see the following message:
Info: Successfully rebuilt performance counter setting from system backup store

If you get an error message, run the command a second time.  Once you have done the above, reboot your machine and all will be back to normal.
SorbeDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2019
That was it!  Thanks for the quick reply and fix.
I downloaded the "Feedback Hub" from the MS Appstore and reported this problem.  Maybe they will actually fix this.
NRG-SubZero Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  New Deviant
This is great work my man exactly what I was looking for. I love the 8gadetpack meters cuz the info, design and all but I moved over to rainmeter instead. I looked everywhere for good meters but they just dont look good or bad design with no good info. This is perfect and with some editing you can fix all the values aswell. Thx alot GOOD JOB!
Oliselia Featured By Owner May 15, 2019
Love the skin! Been playing with it for the past few days and have been unable to get the CPU fan speed and utilization to work. Went through the configuration process of updating the MOBO variable to match HWiNFO. Am I missing something obvious?

Gadget by Oliselia  
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2019
Thanks for the screenshot, that is very helpful.  However, from the looks of things, everything is configured correctly.  There is no reason the skin should not be showing the exact same thing as the Shared Memory Viewer.  So, I have a couple of questions...  I have to ask (sorry) if you've modified the "All CPU Meter.ini" file in any way.  Second, is there any chance you are also running CoreTemp or SpeedFan?

If you can, open the Rainmeter About screen and on the Skins tab select the CPU Meter skin.  Find the measures "CalcIsCoreTempInUse", "CalcIsSpeedFanInUse", "CalcIsHWiNFOInUse", and "CalcNoTempInUse".  Only one of these should show a non-zero value; let me know which.

You should also see a measure "MeasureMoboCPUFanRpmHWiNFO"; the measure should be enabled (not grayed out) and the value should match what is shown in the Shared Memory Viewer for your CPU fan RPM.
noctambulent Featured By Owner May 8, 2019  New Deviant
Amazing work, thank you! I've been using the 8gadgetpack for years until recently bitdefender started marking it as ransomeware on all three of my machines, I'm fairly new to rainmeter and this is the first skin I have tried and it's actually better than the real gadgets were!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner May 9, 2019
Thank, glad you like the Gadgets!  I created these for the exact reason you stated, so hopefully you will find them useful.  You can find a few more here...
Top Process Meter - Gadgets Patch 5.0.0 by SilverAzide

...and a ton of cool additions here:
Gadgets Additions 3.2.0 by Dudebaker
noctambulent Featured By Owner May 10, 2019  New Deviant
Awesome, I could use a good process meter, thanks again!

Do you have a donation link, I'll make a donation right away.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner May 11, 2019
Thanks, but no need!  Glad you find them useful!
Canzara Featured By Owner May 1, 2019
Great job on this conversion. I used the originals on windows 7 for years and was so disappointed to not be able to, until I found these. Thanks so much.

Everything is working correctly except gpu memory usage percentage, for some reason its showing the used mb as a percentage, so right now I'm using 483%. I've gone through the sensor ID's but can't find the problem. Any ideas?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2019
If you have an nVidia GPU, make sure variable HWiNFO-GPU0-MemoryUsage is set to the entry ID for the "GPU Memory Usage" value shown in the Shared Memory Viewer (you will see the "Units" for this is "%", not megabytes).  If you have an AMD GPU, then the entry ID for this variable must be set to 0x0 since AMD GPUs do not have this sensor.

Also, variable HWiNFO-GPU0-MemoryAlloc is the amount of VRAM in use (in MB), so make sure this corresponds to the proper entry ID as shown in the Shared Memory Viewer for your GPU.  If you do not have this sensor, then set to 0x0.

Adjust the above logic if you are configuring GPU #1 or whatever.  From your description, it sounds like you might have the "memory usage percentage" setting pointing to the wrong entry ID (or have them swapped).
Canzara Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2019
Hi SilverAzide, I apologize for the long delay. I have checked the settings over and over and according to shared memory viewer they are correct.  It is working differently now, but still not quite correctly.
I now have it showing the correct percentage and its shown used memory, however, under "free" and "Total" it just  has zeroes. 
I'm also getting 2 errors in the log 

Calc: Syntax error (Gadgets\GPU Meter\GPU #1\GPU Meter.ini - [MeasureGPURAMTotal])

Calc: Syntax error (Gadgets\GPU Meter\GPU #1\GPU Meter.ini - [MeasureGPUMemoryUsage1])

BTW if its of any use, I have an MSI Gaming x 8GB if its of any use to you.
Thanks again for any help.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2019
"MSI Gaming" doesn't tell me much, what I really need to know is if this is an nVidia or AMD GPU.  But those errors in the log are very helpful, because there is definitely NOT a syntax error in those measures unless the configuration ( is incorrect (or unless you've edited the skin file and changed the formulas).

Please open the config file and check the value of the variable "GPU1-MemoryTotal".  This variable is used on both the measures you are getting syntax errors with, so something is wrong with it.  If you have an nVidia GPU, this variable MUST be set to the number 0.  Not blank or "0x0" or "8 GB" or anything else.  If you have an AMD GPU, this must be the number 8192 (since you indicated you have an 8 GB card).  You might want to check the other GPU memory variables in this file ("GPU0-MemoryTotal" and "GPU2-MemoryTotal") and ensure they are set properly as well.

Let me know if this helps...
Canzara Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2019
Geez apologies, I didn't realize I hadn't said Nvidia. But pasting what I did say would have answered the  question in a millisecond. I 
This helps, the variable mentioned doesn't exist in my, I am not sure why, but ya. I installed it again its working thanks. 
Have a good one. 
aaronpriest Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Love these gadgets! Would you consider creating a liquid cooling gadget? My NZXT Kraken shows liquid temperature (°C), fan RPM, and pump RPM in HWiNFO and I'd love to see that in a gadget. Those with custom loops using EKWB and what not probably monitor water temp in/out and water flow rate as well off motherboard headers, also visible in HWiNFO. It would be nice to have a generic cooling gadget where you could choose a custom name/description, color, sensor ID, instance, entry ID, and unit type (RPM, °C, %, Watts, Volts, etc.) to mix/match any number of variables for custom liquid cooling. Let the gadget resize its height based on the number of custom fields added. 

SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019
Glad you like the Gadgets!  Your suggestion sounds interesting, but that's a tremendous amount of work for a very limited audience, and no ROI for me.  But you're welcome to give it a try yourself! ;)
aaronpriest Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  New Deviant Professional Photographer
I hear ya there! I wish I had the talent... LOL

Thanks for the honest reply :-) 
ukoa Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019
Awesome gadgets! Any way to add the Dew Point to the weather meter?
Thanks for creating this!

SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019
Yes, that data is available but it would require editing the skin to include it.  It wasn't part of the original Weather Meter, which is why I left dew point and UV index off the display.
cengbrecht Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  New Deviant
I think this is the best monitor out there, I have had a few, but this was the best re-creation of the ones I used in Win7. 
This is awesome, thanks!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
Glad to hear!  I'll address your concerns with the Weather Meter instructions in the next release (whenever that happens).  Thanks for the feedback.
cengbrecht Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019  New Deviant
Hahaha, funny story, after I posted that I figured out how to use the search function in the widget, so I got my town working. 
But thanks for the fast reply, and update. :) 
Adolf95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019  New Deviant
Uh, can you make the calendar to display events based on country as well? Not everyone lives in the USA.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2019
Clearly I am aware not everyone lives in the USA, but if you think I'm going configure this for every country in the world, you are sadly mistaken.  The calendar is a reskin of LuaCalendar, which has the ability to show anything you want.  All you need to do is configure the CalendarEvents.xml file, following the instructions here:…; see the "Using Event Files" section.  I left the USA configuration in place so it would be easier for people to see how to configure holidays and events, using the US days as examples.

I should add instructions for doing this and add a link to the XML file in the Settings skin; I will do this in the next release so people won't have to dig around in the LuaCalendar code to figure it out.
VL4DST3R Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
For some reason i noticed that for a while now i no longer get GPU VRAM readings, only the percent bar still works. I think it's been from a recent HWiNFO update. Any idea how to fix this? I updated to the latest version of the gadgets but it's still the same.
Capture by VL4DST3R  
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
Looks like your fan display isn't working either (0 RPM but at 39% usage).  Not sure if this is due to a HWiNFO update, but it does look like it is simply that your sensor and/or entry IDs have changed.  Check the entry IDs for HWiNFO-GPUx-MemoryAlloc (GPU RAM in use in MB) and HWiNFO-GPUx-GPUFan (fan speed in RPM), where "x" is your GPU number.  Fixing those should make everything show correctly.
VL4DST3R Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2019
Funny enough, i just got a notification for an update for HWiNFO, i'll try what you suggested and see if i can fix it, but i was wondering, why would one meter work but the other wouldnt't? Don't they check the same sensor to get the data? For example, how would he know i have used 85% of my VRAM if he doesn't know how much i have in the first place?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
Actually, if the settings are configured properly, it DOES know how much VRAM you have.  It just takes a little math.  For example, it knows the percentage (say 85%) and it knows the amount in use (say 1825 MB).  So if you do the math, 1825 / .85 = 2 GB, so the gadget knows you have 1.8GB in use, 322 MB free (2GB - 1825MB), and 2 GB total.  Easy... the problem is that your "memory allocated" entry is returning zero, so everything shows up zeroes.  Once you fix that, you'll be good to go.
van5555 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
Even if I mouseover Drives Meter, the total number of bytes is not displayed.
Is it because the version of Rainmeter is 4.3?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2019
Hello!  No, the version of Rainmeter does not matter in this case, 4.2 and later will work.  This feature is controlled by an option.  Open the Settings skin and CHECK the option "Show Total Bytes Read/Written".  If it is already checked, uncheck and re-check to ensure all is OK.  If you have manually edited anything, re-install.  (The total bytes read/written will be temporarily shown in the position where the current bytes are displayed.)
van5555 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
Thank you.
It worked well.
MrLint Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
Thank you for the gadgets. However I'd like to report 2 issues with the weather gadget. The wind direction appears to have its direction inverted, and the pressure doesnt have the rising/falling arrow. seems to have changed that item to be an icon in the web code instead of some kind of character arrow that could be captured and displayed. 
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Hello!  For the wind direction, the arrow is supposed to point INTO the wind (upwind), as it tells you where the wind is blowing FROM.  So if you see the data saying the wind direction is "S", then the arrow will point north.  This convention is from the days of people using weather vanes, where the "feather end" of the arrow is downwind, and the pointy arrow end is upwind.  More info here:….

For the pressure, there is no arrow.  The gadget does not pull data from the website, it is pulling from their XML data feed, which is completely different. The XML feed uses the words "rising", "rising rapidly", "falling", "falling rapidly", or "steady"... or nothing at all.  These words can be translated into arrows if you want, but this is not the style that was used in the original Sidebar gadget.  This is a very simple tweak to the language variables, so if you want arrows let me know.
MrLint Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
Thanks for the info!
Civil-D Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2019
@SilverAzide : Absolutely fantastic work man.... Been using Rainmeter for some years now and I've gotta say this version of gadgets is the bomb! Just one issue for me. Everything is working great except for the GPU (and CPU) fan readings. I can't find any fan readings on HWiNFO either.
I have a laptop with a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1060 card so I understand should use GPU #1? Appreciate any tips. Cheers!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Hello, glad to hear you are enjoying the Gadgets!  Fans are a little tricky, I have a laptop with a dedicated nVidia card as well so I know what you mean.  It is possible that the fan sensor is actually on the motherboard (not the GPU), so check there instead.  The GPU Meter is able to work with this scenario, so make sure you follow the notes about this in the file's comments.  Also, most laptops these days have 2 GPUs, the built-in Intel GPU is usually GPU #0, so as you guessed, GPU #1 will be the one you need to configure for your nVidia card.  But if you want to, you can configure ALL the settings with your nVidia card's sensor IDs, then any GPU Meter will work.

For your CPU fan sensor, that is almost always controlled from the motherboard, so check there and hopefully you will see it.  Good luck!
Civil-D Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2019
SilverAzide Thank you for the help.  On Shared Memory Viewer I can see that the ID for the CPU RPM value is 0xf0ec0805 and the instance is 0x0, which is already being used by the skin with [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpm]. So not sure why i'm not seeing fan readings on the CPU meter. Anyway, it's no big deal.
Regarding the GPU, there was one more thing I hope you can help me with. The GPU memory usage percentage value and bar line work OK, but the values above in blue (Used, Free and Total) are all 0. On the summary window of HWiNFO I can see the correct graphics card Physical Memory Size (3gb), but when I pull up Sensor Status I can't find this reading.  The only memory values I see are: GPU Memory Allocated, GPU D3D Memoery Dedicated and GPU D3D Memory Dynamic, which show much smaller values. Any ideas? Thanks again! 
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
OK, but the fan should be there.  There are 3 values that need to line up.  From your description, the "Sensor ID" sounds like it is 0xf0ec0805, and the "Sensor Instance" is 0x0... these are for your motherboard, correct?  That means your settings are:

You didn't mention the "Entry ID" for the fan, this is critical.  Usually it is something like 0x3000000, which means your setting would be:
Once these three config values are set, you should see the fan in the CPU Meter.  If the CPU fan sensor is NOT on your motherboard, let me know and we can try another option (let me know where HWiNFO says it is).

For the GPU Meter, it sounds like you have correctly configured the "memory usage percentage" setting, but not the "memory allocated" setting.  Make sure the Entry ID is correct for this setting.  Also, make sure you have configured the correct GPU.  Your graphics card is probably GPU #1, so make sure you have configured this section in the file and are using the GPU Meter #1 skin (or just configure all 3 sets of GPU variables in the file with the GPU #1 values from the Memory Viewer).

By the way, all this complexity is because of HWiNFO, not Rainmeter or the Gadgets.  HWiNFO is really nice, but it is a huge pain to get configured to use with Rainmeter.
Civil-D Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
Hey man.  Yes, the "Entry ID" shows up as 0x3000000. So I edited the CPU skin under [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpmHWiNFO] and [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpmHWiNFO] and used the following settings as you said: 

Then I edited the HWiNFO.ini configuration file and used the same settings under [HWiNFOCPU0Fan]. Does that sound right.... editing these 2 separate files to get the result? Now I seem to getting some sporadic CPU fan readings. I am assuming that the CPU fan sensor is in fact on my motherboard (not sure how to check that).

As for the GPU skin, I didn't actually configure anything before. The skin automatically gave readings for "memory usage percentage" but not Used, Free, Total GB readings. So for "memory allocated", [MeasureGPUMemAlloc], I used the following settings below and voila! now the Used, Free and Total Values show up. :D


So now the only thing I'm missing is the GPU fan reading. Try as I might, the only sensor I can find with an RPM is for the CPU fan. Anyway, it's just a bonus.
And yes, I can only imagine the complexity of developing these skins in configuration with HWiNFO. The community is lucky to have helpful and creative developers like you. I'm grateful for the help you've given. Cheers!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2019
Hello... Unfortunately, you should not have edited the skin files.  It is totally unnecessary to do that, as all the settings you need are in the file.  The whole purpose of this file is to have one place for everything HWiNFO-related.  I'd suggest restoring the files to their original state and following all the instructions at the top of the file, which details everything you need to do.

You can identify which sensor your fan is on by looking at which group it is in in the Shared Memory Viewer (SMV).  The SMV groups items by sensor, so there is a sensor for your GPU, another for your motherboard, one for each drive and network adapter, etc.  There are several for the CPU (clocks, temps, etc.).  The fans are usually on the motherboard sensor, except for desktop video cards which usually have their own fan on the card.  Fans can also be on the PSU, a dedicated controller, etc., so things can vary greatly.

For your missing GPU fan, that is strange... I can't imagine that card is passively cooled (i.e., no fan).  If HWiNFO can only find one fan on your whole system, then I guess you are out of luck.  HWiNFO can usually see everything, but maybe there is something about your system that is different.  You might have luck checking on the HWiNFO forums.  The developer of HWiNFO keeps the app current and issues frequent updates, so check often for app updates.
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
I'm using the analog clock, and I'm getting the chime every hour. The description says it's configurable, but how? I've tried clicking on the music note button but it doesn't do anything. I can get the regular settings open no problem.
Dudebaker Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
1. Open the Chronometer Settings (hover the clock and click the wrench-button in the top right)
2. Click on "Configure alarms..."
3. Click the checkbox "Enable Chime" to disable the sound every hour
Optional: Click the checkbox "Enable Event Alarm" to disable the new year sound =P (Razz) 
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019
A ha....ok cool. At first I totally wanted to disable the chime altogether, but now I like it. Helps me keep track of time. At least now I know where I can change the chime to a different tone if I want. Thanks.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Me too! I like the one hour reminder a lot!
I have it set for birthdays as well.
Using Windows 7 --> C:\Windows\Media\
Found that Analog Clock and Alarm Settings won't work for me with e.g. "Windows - ding.wav"
Alarm Settings doesn't like the empty space.
If I make a copy of ***.wav file and change to "Windows_ding.wav" all is good!
I just love my Gadgets!
Thanks SilverAzide and Dudebaker!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2019
Spaces in the names aren't working?  Hm, that sounds like a bug!  I'll look into fixing that in the next release, probably just some missing quotes somewhere.  Quotes in Rainmeter are tricky...  Thanks for letting me know!
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
March 25, 2015
File Size
5.1 MB


190,557 (78 today)
361 (who?)
67,400 (32 today)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.