Windows 10: CPU meter in Windows 10

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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       30 Oct 2015 #11

    I read right through that and missed the connection. Oh well, at least I added the link
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  2.    30 Oct 2015 #12

    You might find Rainmeter to be what you're looking for.
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  3.    30 Oct 2015 #13

    Mystere said: View Post
    You might find Rainmeter to be what you're looking for.
    The OP is looking for a CPU meter. Rainmeter does not appear to have this function.
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  4.    31 Oct 2015 #14

    PJLLB said: View Post
    The OP is looking for a CPU meter. Rainmeter does not appear to have this function.
    Of course it does... Have you even used it?
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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       31 Oct 2015 #15

    On my wife's laptop I use tried and true Core Temp. Still very light weight, and no fancy features or code.
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  6.    31 Oct 2015 #16

    Thanks so much all. I downloaded the 8gadget program and that's perfect. Seems to be running good old cpu meter fine
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  7.    31 Oct 2015 #17

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Thanks so much all. I downloaded the 8gadget program and that's perfect. Seems to be running good old cpu meter fine
    I think you'll enjoy. The current version works very well on Windows 10 -- better than the product did on Windows 8.1. And the great thing -- you got back exactly what you had. Suggest you add the 7 Sidebar gadget (if you haven't already) by right clicking the sidebar area to bring up all the options to customize and manage the gadgets. Enjoy!
    Last edited by PJLLB; 31 Oct 2015 at 13:26.
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  8.    01 Nov 2015 #18

    Try 8gadget pack http://8gadgetpack.net/ it gives you the windows sidebar back with built in gadgets including CPU usage. Here is my sidebar which I've been using since Windows 8.

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  9.    01 Nov 2015 #19

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Hi guys

    Just transitioned to Windows 10. Am very much used to Windows 7 (skipped over 8 / 8.1). Anyway I know Desktop Gadgets are gone but what I really liked about 7 was having them in the upper right of my desktop. Especially handy was the default CPU meter. I literally just wanted a quick look to see what CPU resources and RAM resources were being used. Can I get that back in Windows 10? Is there something in the store (unfortunately work pc is locked down so I cannot browse it)? Even if it is embedded in the start menu/live tiles area then that is fine. I just want something akin to the old very simple CPU meter.

    Cheers
    Wayne
    Hi Wayne,

    Do the following:
    Open Task Manager
    Go to performance Tab
    Right click on Small CPU Graph on the left
    Set to Summary view
    You can now place the small version anywhere on your desktop, and even make the windows smaller if you want
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    Cheers
    Swagger
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  10.    01 Nov 2015 #20

    oops - redundant post
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