qazserNOS wrote: ↑November 21st, 2020, 8:46 pm
First of all, thanks for the gadgets! I've been using your Rainmeter skins since 2016, I think. It's hard to remember as these are so similar to the original Gadgets and the Sidebar recreations. But also better, as there is a nice solid background option.
I just updated to an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X from an Intel Core i7-7700K and I noticed the CPU clock does not show correct values. Neither does anything other than Ryzen Master, so that's not surprising. I'd like to hide (and possibly not even measure) the CPU clock. Will you add hiding it as an option or can you tell me how to edit it?
The CPU name is also a bit wonky as for me it shows "Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Co..." I really don't need this information always visible, as I know what CPU I have and it doesn't change by itself. In it's current form it even looks aesthetically unpleasing.
I've noticed that having hardware acceleration on in Rainmeter causes serious stutter in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The benchmark shows frametime spikes every second and some other times, as well. I've installed only the Gadget skins and the stutter happens even with only the clock Gadget skin enabled. With hardware acceleration off the consistent stutter is not there.
Hi! Glad you like the Gadgets, and sorry you are having issues! You didn't mention if you were using the latest version of the Gadgets or what was wrong with the clock speed. But in any case, recent AMD CPUs appear to have some sort of issue with Windows and many users report the CPU clock speed comes back as zero. One of the Rainmeter devs confirmed this is an issue in Windows itself, so there's not much that can be done. However, in the most recent version of the Gadgets, I changed the way the clock speed is calculated and it should be improved and at least show something
. So try installing the latest if you have not already.
If you would like to hide the clock speed, it is pretty easy to do. Right-click the skin and select Edit skin
, then search for the meter [MeterCPUClock]
. Find the FontColor option and change it so it is transparent, like this: FontColor=#ColorFontSubtitle2#,0
(add the bit in red). Save the file and refresh the skin and you should be good.
Regarding the CPU description, I can give you the instructions for chopping off parts of the name so it's not so long, that way you won't get the ellipsis "..." junk at the end. But if you'd just like to hide it completely, you can do like the above and change the text so it is transparent. To do that, find the meter [MeterCPUDisplayName]
. Change the FontColor option like so: FontColor=#ColorFontSubtitle#,0
. (P.S.: I will fix the way the name appears for AMD CPUs in the next version.)
Regarding the stutter, this has been reported by Rainmeter users (it doesn't matter which skins they are using). But to confirm, just load something super simple like the Illustro skins that come with Rainmeter (and make sure you aren't using HWiNFO or other 3rd-party utils). If the stuttering stops, then it could be a Gadgets issue (let me know!). But it if continues, then it could be some issue with your video card driver or something. You can look around on the Forums to see what the recommendations are, otherwise you can turn off acceleration if that is acceptable to you.