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Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by thedirkdiggler, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. thedirkdiggler

    thedirkdiggler Member

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    At the moment I have HWMonitor, that I open now and again.

    Is there a better program that can auto start, but edit so I only see some temps that minimize to the tray down the bottom right?

    Or even better, phone size lcd/usb that I can put on my desk showing temps?
     
  2. ginger_nuts

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    Are your temps that critical?
     
  3. Renza

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    Aquaero :thumbup:
     
  4. Joe91

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    Speed Fan - nil impact on CPU/memory, starts with Windows, runs quietly in the background and you can just hover your mouse over the icon to see temps.
     
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    thanks for those 2. Will look when home from work today :thumbup:
     
  6. Plonkflopped

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    OpenHardwareMonitor. Simple looking and can have a gadget with all temps you want.
     
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    cool.


    that is something like I am looking at :)
     
  9. ICEW0LF

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    sweet just ordered one
     
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  11. TheWedgie

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    I have one of these, it's neat but the template system to design your screens can be a bit screwy to get it looking perfect. I've just stuck with pretty much the default for now, until I get some time to tweak it. I have no real need for network speed or pings, but getting the temperatures bigger was a pain (although I haven't spent too much time on it yet!).
    Their forums have a 'show off your screen' thread but nobody seems to share the actual template though :(

    Otherwise it's a great bit of kit. Be prepared to buy a better USB cable depending on your usage - right angled etc.

    Next on my todo list is to be able to display the temps from other PC's on the network (the HTPC can get a bit hot if someone leaves Plex on pause).
     
  12. fanpeople

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    Oh I know what you mean, first time playing around with it was an experience. I put it aside for a month and went back and put it aside for another month.

    I ended up actually learning how to use it when I had some time off work and after that it became pretty easy to tweak everything.

    It is a great blank slate, it is just one of those things that require a bit of effort to figure out what everything does.

    I am not the most computer literate, so I am sure a lot of people on this forum would have no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Had one of these for a few years, fantastic bit of kit!
     
  14. TheWedgie

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    Same, I gave up for a bit then went back and spent some time fiddling and got it a bit closer to how I want it to look. Just annoying there's a bunch of really neat screens on their forums but no one shares the template.

    What are you using to feed it values?
     
  15. fanpeople

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    I just use open hardwaremonitor DLL, just because I didn't like use all the other programs running in the background.

    I do wish people would share the templates, but then again if they did I probably would not have bothered to learn how to use it.
     
  16. thmrsh

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    goverlay looks great :)
     
  17. Rea:Per

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    +1 for SpeedFan

    I use it together with Rainmeter for a temps, fan speeds, network & disk bandwidth usage.

    its great
     
  18. AllezAllez

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    Aquaero..

    The Aquaero LT for independent control of pumps/fans/temp.

    Vision block for a desktop display. I was a bit cheeky and got the vision CPU block - a fun item but dubious in usefulness.

    The software is great too. The alarm function is great for peace of mind. If anything, Aquasuite is the killer app for its stability and detail. The integration of temperature sensors (inc. system temps) is just great.
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    hwinfo, it's like, what openhwmon and hwmon want to be, but hwinfo is free and way better.
     
  20. TheWedgie

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    Can't see how to get it into Home Assistant though - OpenHardwareMonitor has a sensor already setup.
     

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