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CPU-RAM-SWAP by Mordasius CPU-RAM-SWAP by Mordasius
This 8-core version of the CPU-RAM-SWAP skin is an addition to the Cogs, Tubes and Gauges collection of Rainmeter skins. I've uploaded it as a separate file for those that don't want any of the other skins.

If you've already downloaded the collection and want to add this variant of the CPU-RAM-SWAP skin, I'd strongly recommend you go back to the original [Link] and download the whole lot again because there have been numerous updates since the collection was released on 3rd January.

What you get here is three variants of the CPU-RAM-SWAP skin. One shows tubes for CPU usage on up to 4 cores, one shows tubes for up to 8 cores and one shows 8 tubes with the usage of cores 1-4 mirrored up and down. Each variant detects the number of cores and adjusts the settings for each tube accordingly. This should mean you won't get any errors even if you have a single core, three cores or six cores. All the variants have a gauge showing overall CPU usage and smaller gauges for RAM and SWAP memory usage.

If you don't fancy the black/gold background you can change to a transparent background in the CogsTubesGauges@ResourcesConfigsUserVariables.inc file.

If you have any suggestions or questions concerning the skins, you can contact me on the Rainmeter forums.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Love it! But for some reason the first meter is always pinned at the top. It rarely moves. But when I look at my CPU(s) via task manager they are not pinned like that... barely using a couple percent of my CPU. Is there a configuration issue I need to look at? There is, however, (in task manager) a BLUE line (as opposed to the green line) that stays pinned at the top. Not sure what that is/means.
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I actually put a CPUlinemultiplier=4 in the [Variables] section which means the pistons will be at the top for 25% CPU usage and above. This was because the CPU useage is usually 1-6% when I'm looking at the desktop which would mean I'd hardly ever see the pistons move. Try changing CPUlinemultiplier=4 to CPUlinemultiplier=1 to see if that makes any difference. If it doesn't, send me a PM and I'll see what else we can try.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ahhhhh! O.K. I saw that, and was unsure about it. Thank you!
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chaos4160 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
dude this is amazing, what programs do you need to create something like this?
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Everything you see is displayed using Rainmeter which you can get from here [link]. You'll need a text editor to produce the .ini files - I use Notebook++ [link] but there are plenty of other good text editors. I use an office copy of Photoshop (CS5) for the graphics but that cost us hundreds of dollars and you could produce the same graphics with a free image editor like Blender [link]

And finally, you'll get plenty of help creating skins if you go to the Rainmeter Forums [link]
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chaos4160 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.
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dziuban Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
nice, i like it!
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NamesAndSuch Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This is hot...
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Danlosant Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
not my style, but this looks really neat :)
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