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hey guys! So my sig rig is my gaming rig but also my all purpose every day whatever rig. Lately ive had some time on my hands and a farely new windows install after i accidentally deactivated my os drive in drive manager XD. I've done some of the usual performance and asthetic tweaks and ive been looking at some stuff to make my pc look unique and cooler than others. Rainmeter is the obvious software for this but i was curious about something i couldnt really find a solid answer for. Obviously for gaming i want/need all the performance i can get. if i can get 1 more fps for something il do it ;p. will rainmeter hurt performance in any measureable amount? obviously this will fluctuate with how many skins and stuff you have downloaded. Im a minimalist so i wont have much. il give it a shot tonight but i was wondering if any of you geniuses had actual numbers for how many resources it uses smile.gif
 
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Not anymore then Windows Aero does. I mean you can probably push a couple fps out of taking off aero and rainmeter or gadgets etc but its likely not worth the ugliness tongue.gif. You would likely see more effect disabling anti-virus software if you have any tongue.gif
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Not anymore then Windows Aero does. I mean you can probably push a couple fps out of taking off aero and rainmeter or gadgets etc but its likely not worth the ugliness tongue.gif. You would likely see more effect disabling anti-virus software if you have any tongue.gif

awesome! thanks biggrin.gif
 
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I've never seen any noticeable difference using Rainmeter and I've used it for years across at least 3 different gaming PCs. Maybe if you are using really old hardware or something but I don't think it would be an issue if you have at least semi-recent (talking last 7-8 years at least) hardware. If you are worried test it. Check your FPS, etc with/without and do a comparison. thumb.gif
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