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THIS ARTICLE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the ModernGadgets Wiki! This wiki will guide you through the features of ModernGadgets and thr steps involved in setting up the suite properly.

First-Time Setup

There are several things you will need to know about / configure when you first start to use ModernGadgets. Below is a list of tutorials on those subjects.

HWiNFO Configuration
SpeedFan Configuration
PerfMon Troubleshooting
NetMonitor Setup

(Note: This page will be changed in the future to guide the user through what these features are and then link to the separate pages)

Gadget Overviews

Chronometer

This gadget displays the current date and time, as well as information about your system uptime. Also included is a Stopwatch with lap support.

CPU Meter

This gadget displays information about your CPU and system as a whole. It supports up to 64 CPU threads (32 physical cores), displaying thread utilization, core temperature, and core voltage for each thread. It also displays RAM and page file information, along with CPU fan speed, CPU clock speed, and the top process by CPU usage. It can also detect when your CPU thermal throttles, and sounds an alarm when that happens.

Disks Meter

Disks Meter displays information about the hard drives and other disks connected to your PC. It supports all disk slots (A-Z) and dynamically adjusts when disks are connected or disconnected. For each disk, it displays the disk letter, label name, read/write time usage, current read/write speeds, and storage information. Additionally, the gadget will display disk temperatures for fixed disks, and provides eject buttons for ejecting removable disks. The line graph shows read/write speeds for each disk, and the histograms show read/write time usage for each disk.

GPU Meter

This gadget shows detailed information about your GPU. It displays the GPU name, core clock speed, temperature, core usage, memory clock speed, memory usage statistics, fan speed and usage, memory controller usage, video clock speed, and core voltage. The line graph displays core usage, memory usage, memory controller usage, fan speed, and GPU temperature.

Additionally, there are three extra GPU meters that can be enabled for monitoring multi-GPU setups. Each GPU meter is completely separate with its own options and information.

Network Meter

This gadget shows network information, including external and internal IPs, network ping, current upload/download speeds in both bit/s and bytes/s, peak network session traffic, and both a 'session' total as well as a 'total' total. The line graph shows upload and download rates over time.

Additionally, there is an alternate 'Pro' version of the gadget that uses the NetMonitor Service, rather than Rainmeter's net measures. This has the advantage of being both more accurate and more robust than what Rainmeter offers.

Process Meter

This gadget displays information about process usage. It can show up to 10 processes by CPU or GPU usage. For each process, it shows the CPU/GPU usage, and RAM/VRAM usage, respectively.

Customization

Each gadget includes a settings skin, accessed by clicking the wrench icon at the top left of the gadget. These settings skins contain a multitude of options that allow you to customize the look of the gadgets, what information they present, and how that information is presented. Despite the depth of settings that can be accessed through the settings skins, there are even more advanced options that can be accessed by editing the settings files directly. To open a gadget's settings file, click the Open Config File button at the top-right of the settings skin.

Chronometer

The Chronometer's settings mostly revolve around the format of dates and times that are displayed. For each format, you have three options: Default (Short), Default (Long), and Custom. The default options will use the formats specified in Windows, while custom allows you to choose exactly how you wish to display the information, using the Rainmeter time codes (TODO: add link).

CPU Meter

CPU Meter includes a vast multitude of show/hide toggles. Most are self-explanatory, but there are a few that may be more ambiguous: Graph All Cores Mode:

(More coming soon!)

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