Windows 8 CPU meter?

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deha

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Windows 8 CPU meter? Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:19 PM (permalink)
I was just wondering if there was one. I would like to see what is going on while I am playing my games and stuff.. Just to see how it is performing.
 
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    dls

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    Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Friday, March 15, 2013 9:50 PM (permalink)
    Hi,
    From the desktop right lick the task bar,  click task manager, choose the performance tab, you I like to just alt.tab out of the game and check the performance, then alt.tab back into the game..
     
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      Baffles

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      Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:36 AM (permalink)
      There are a handful of programs based on the old Rivatuner which can display a lot of hardware info in an onscreen display over top of your game
       
      the two I use are MSI afterburner and EVGA Precision
      http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
       
      afterburner is ever so slightly less annoying since you do not need to create an account to download it. 
       
      in the options there is a monitoring tab, and with each metric you can check a box for "show in on screen display"
      there is a deeper options menu in that same tab that lets you change the size, position, and color of this display. 
       
      try it out and see if its what you are looking for. I run it all the time since I have a shoddily rigged up liquid cooling system and I want to always keep an eye on my GPU and CPU temps in case the system goes bust. 
       
      *edit
      these only will work in 3d applications, so you will have to rely on task manager outside of games. the advantage of these is that you can run a game fullscreen and still see the data. 
      <message edited by Baffles on Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:40 AM>
       
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        evilmunkey

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        Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:01 AM (permalink)
        It worked for me while I was playing Metro 2033 (good game so far), also there is a setting to control under 2D settings in the main control of the program then you can have it display in game.  Like the program so far allowed me to see temps, framerates, and fan speed while I was playing (also bumped the GPU core clock and memory up a smidge, I left the fan set to auto). Also to see it outside of game I clicked the detach option on the meters.
        <message edited by evilmunkey on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:03 AM>
         
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          toasterfree

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          Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:41 AM (permalink)
          i also found a free temp monitor in cnet. it fits on the windows side bar.

           
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            evilmunkey

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            Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:20 AM (permalink)
            toasterfree


            i also found a free temp monitor in cnet. it fits on the windows side bar.

            What's it called (app name)?
             
             
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              toasterfree

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              Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:30 PM (permalink)
              core temp lol

               
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                evilmunkey

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                Re:Windows 8 CPU meter? Friday, March 22, 2013 6:33 AM (permalink)
                lol just happens that's the one I downloaded, also love the ability it has to show the multiple core temps, load and speed in the taskbar.
                 
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