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A question before I use rainmeter...

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Kurai595
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A question before I use rainmeter...

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Can anyone tell me if rainmeter uses a lot of resources or if it is barely noticable in terms of performance? I think it looks very nice, but I wouldn't want it interfering with performance in any way while I play games.
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jsmorley
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Re: A question before I use rainmeter...

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While you can load enough skins to impact performance noticeably if you go overboard, reasonable use of Rainmeter is really not noticeable at all. Uses about 2-5% of CPU for me, and I run quite a few active skins. I have 15 going most of the time, including some that work pretty hard.
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Re: A question before I use rainmeter...

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What if I just wanted it to be more basic? For example, a calendar, clock, performance bars, and weather. In that case it wouldn't be so bad, right?
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Re: A question before I use rainmeter...

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Not at all.