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Windows 7: Tiny app that displays CPU frequency / load in sys tray

03 Dec 2009   #1
trale

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Tiny app that displays CPU frequency / load in sys tray

My rig setup:

Core i7-860 2.80GHz
Gigabyte board
Windows 7, 64 bit

I'm currently using Real Temp, which displays the temperature of the CPU in a nice little icon in the system tray / notification area.

Now I'm looking for a similar app that does the same for the CPU's actual running frequency and it's load. I know Window's native Task Manager can display CPU usage with its Performance Tab, but it also takes up space in the task bar. It doesn't shrink to JUST the notification area.

Is there such an app that's tiny, quick, and lightweight?

On a related note, does my CPU have the feature to vary its frequency depending on load or even user preference? I'm not talking about overclocking here. I haven't OCed my CPU in the BIOS yet, but I guess I'm asking if this processor has some sort of "Speedstep" technology found in laptops. Or does it simply run at 2.80 GHz all the time?


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03 Dec 2009   #2
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

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03 Dec 2009   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The i7 will run higher if it needs too - check your BIOS for detailed settings.
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04 Dec 2009   #4
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trale View Post
My rig setup:

Core i7-860 2.80GHz


On a related note, does my CPU have the feature to vary its frequency depending on load or even user preference? I'm not talking about overclocking here. I haven't OCed my CPU in the BIOS yet, but I guess I'm asking if this processor has some sort of "Speedstep" technology found in laptops. Or does it simply run at 2.80 GHz all the time?
How do you have this CPU and not know what it can do? Did you build it?
Right, so, the 860 can run@~3.5Ghz on max single core throttle in turbo mode. I know that if you overclock, it is good for ~4G and more with better cooling.
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04 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker

 

I like the built-in CPU/RAM gadget. Right click on your desktop. Smallify or largit.

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04 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I hate those thing with a passion.

It's like those memento optimizers.

This is 2009,. not 1995
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04 Dec 2009   #7
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

I hate widgets. I was on that bandwagon since Konfabulator...any one.?.., But some how they just got really annoying and became the resource hog they really are. Something light and simple and out of the way like taskmanager/coretemp at the system tray is what I use now.
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04 Dec 2009   #8
Rohith

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't know of any app that will do both. But, here is an app which can display the temperature of the CPU in the system tray. It is called I8kfanGUI.

You can find it at: http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html

If you find any program which can do both please let me know.
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04 Dec 2009   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ragzarok View Post
I hate widgets. I was on that bandwagon since Konfabulator...any one.?.., But some how they just got really annoying and became the resource hog they really are. Something light and simple and out of the way like taskmanager/coretemp at the system tray is what I use now.
Gadgets in Win7 were completely re-engineered to stabilize and run low resource.

They are not in any way comparable to Vista Sidebar's mess, or Yahoo Widgets.

In a year, they have never even hesitated.
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05 Dec 2009   #10
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Hm, wonder if widgets will run from Rocket Dock bar. That is to say, run hidden until I hover over the dock. In this way, I can have access to what I need when I need to and not have to deal with the mess.
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