That's a pretty old CPU: dual core, single threaded. On a modern CPU, the Gadgets you mention should take ~1% CPU at worst. To minimize the CPU usage, I'd try the following: use Rainmeter's option to "use hardware acceleration" if possible (Manage > Settings); don't use any third-party utilities to monitor hardware (CoreTemp, HWiNFO, etc.) and turn off the option to monitor temperatures in the CPU Meter; for the Drives Meter, uncheck every drive that you do not have so that the gadget is watching the fewest number of drive letters (this will be a big performance boost); for the Network Meter, use the non-Pro variant of the gadget and do not install the NetMonitor service (or uninstall if you've installed it -- it is one less thing for your PC to do).Kaboloy wrote: ↑May 12th, 2020, 12:50 am 1.) Is this normal that the CPU usage on my Windows 7 everytime between 8 and 15% (Pentium DualCore G3258, 2977 MHz) while Rainmeter is working? Could this be a problem with Rainmeter or with your plugin? (I have All CPU Meter, Network Meter and Drives Meter on my desktop)
You know what I can configure to save CPU-power? This is my only problem on Windows Seven.
You mention that you are using a "non-admin account". Do you mean that your user ID is not a member of the Administrators group on your PC? You should not need to run Rainmeter with elevated permissions (i.e., UAC turned off), but that is different than not being an admin. At a command prompt, enter the following:Kaboloy wrote: ↑May 12th, 2020, 12:50 am 2.) On my Windows 10 PC I work with a non admin account. The Network Meter displays no data. I went to the admin account and set the network adapter on my active adapter (I read it on the Rainmeter debug log). But when I start it on my user account it displays nothing. Only if I run it as administrator shows me the download and the upload graph. What can I do so that it runs with my user account?
Is your logon name shown in the list of members of this group?
Are you using the Pro or non-Pro variant of the Network Meter? Try the non-Pro variant first, to make sure you can see some activity. This uses plain Rainmeter features, nothing fancy. If you don't see any activity, try the Illustro Network skin that comes with Rainmeter to see if that is showing any activity; that skin is even more basic. Let me know how it goes...