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I've been using core temp and tabbing out to check my loads however i dont believe im getting an accurate reading as i would while in full screen mode.. I've searched the fourm and i havent seen anybody mention a true CPU load OSD program. Does one exsist?? and if not why not?
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You use RTSS and HWinfo.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1181108/in-game-cpu-monitor
    
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If you have a logitech keyboard with an LCD, you can use Coretemp and it will show any information you desire on the LCD.
 
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If you have a logitech keyboard with an LCD, you can use Coretemp and it will show any information you desire on the LCD.

No i dont. i just dont understand why there isnt a plugin option for evga percision. boggles my mind.
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No i dont. i just dont understand why there isnt a plugin option for evga percision. boggles my mind.

If you ever feel like spending $100/$120 on a keyboard it's worth every penny, avoid the $200 G19 as it's the same as the G510/G15 but has a color LCD.

MSI-AB and Coretemp information is displayed on the LCD in my setup.

Your other option would be a second monitor that shows your desktop, otherwise you'll have to switch to your desktop quickly to check other monitoring software.
 
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If you ever feel like spending $100/$120 on a keyboard it's worth every penny, avoid the $200 G19 as it's the same as the G510/G15 but has a color LCD.
MSI-AB and Coretemp information is displayed on the LCD in my setup.
Your other option would be a second monitor that shows your desktop, otherwise you'll have to switch to your desktop quickly to check other monitoring software.

Agreed. I have the CPU/RAM load applet on my G510 and love it. Just shop around. I got my G510 for 50 on dailysteals.com. Sure it was a refurb, but there is literally NOTHING wrong with it.
 
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If you ever feel like spending $100/$120 on a keyboard it's worth every penny, avoid the $200 G19 as it's the same as the G510/G15 but has a color LCD.
MSI-AB and Coretemp information is displayed on the LCD in my setup.
Your other option would be a second monitor that shows your desktop, otherwise you'll have to switch to your desktop quickly to check other monitoring software.

I don't think I could ever justify paying $120 for a rubber dome keyboard that is no different from a no-name $5 generic one with a mini screen with info I can check with the same amount of effort and time. Especially not when I can get a fully customized mechanical for $130 including shipping.

OT - Speaking from personal experience, while I do occasionally check GPU temps, I don't think I have ever thought "gee, I wonder how my cores are being utilized".

A band-aid fix could be to have task manager open in the background (ctrl+shift+escape) and play your game as normal. After a while, you could tab out to check the CPU usage.
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i had my heart set on the new coolermaster keyboard that just came out.. Lets shift this thread to phase two..

Why isnt there a simply plugin, or stand alone program that will display your CPU load on and ON Scren Display while in game>>?? any comments?
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Agreed. I have the CPU/RAM load applet on my G510 and love it. Just shop around. I got my G510 for 50 on dailysteals.com. Sure it was a refurb, but there is literally NOTHING wrong with it.

Exactly, I'll never go back to having it overlap the game I'm playing or having to quickly switch to desktop and only having one second before what's displayed no longer reflects what I was doing in the game.

I've never found any of the game profiles to be even remotely useful, except for the WoW profile because it informed me when I had a whisper and who it was from, so while I was on desktop I could see I had a whisper, which was handy. it also informed me of when a BG queue popped.
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I don't think I could ever justify paying $120 for a rubber dome keyboard that is no different from a no-name $5 generic one with a mini screen with info I can check with the same amount of effort and time. Especially not when I can get a fully customized mechanical for $130 including shipping.
OT - Speaking from personal experience, while I do occasionally check GPU temps, I don't think I have ever thought "gee, I wonder how my cores are being utilized".
A band-aid fix could be to have task manager open in the background (ctrl+shift+escape) and play your game as normal. After a while, you could tab out to check the CPU usage.

Reasons people buy things are relevant to them, people on OCN need to monitor various things such as gpu load, vram usage, and many other things on a live basis, so it comes in handy, and even more so when it's not overlapping anything on the screen.

And I think most mechanical keyboards look hideous.

It also came in handy while I was on my desktop and I could see I had a whisper in WoW since the LCD notified me since WoW has a profile for the game, I just retired from WoW after 7 years.

Anyways, I didn't buy it for those reasons, they're just bonuses.

It comes down to your needs + what you want, and the LCD based keyboards are great, though the $200 Color LCD G19 is a waste of money.
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If you have a logitech keyboard with an LCD, you can use Coretemp and it will show any information you desire on the LCD.

I have a logitech LCD keyboard, i never knew core Temp would display on the LCD, if thats correct, great news thumb.gif
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