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Hi

I stumbeld across a Casemod over on another forum that used the CAM Softwar to display System information on a Display that was hooked up via a HDMI cable.

Now, this only displays information when the system is running the OS.
No information during bootup.
Also the display used is a actual secondary display so it would be easy to end up have your desktop on it.

I am very interested to have somethin like that too but not depend on software and a running OS.

Is that possible and if yes what would I need for that?

The current known motherboards dont have a connector to get readouts from so I guess a seperat controller would be needed?

Thanks for any answers you come up with.
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What kind of system info do you want to display?

Off the top of my head I can think of leeching to PC speaker (yep, those ancient bastards, if they are present on your mobo) to read various POST codes. And maybe something crazy like listening to bios chip pins (requires soldering, reading datasheets, understanding of UEFI, oscilloscope work, non-BGA chip package...). Honestly you're MUCH better off compromising to small usb/COM device with custom software reading values post-OSboot.

If you REALLY fancy some A-grade insanity you can opt for current measurements on various cables to give you rough estimation of CPU/GPU load, but that would be a mess of wires, lookup tables and current measurement circuits.
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Hm.
Ok thanks for the Info.
what USB/COM devices are there?
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With GOverlay and "LCDSysInfo for GOverlay" you can output your stats into the LCD the way you want.

Maybe this

I got one and it comes in pretty handy. Not hard to set up either.
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yeah, that device and software is what i ended up at with my search too

sure there are adino boards + screesn i could setup but that route is to much tinkering on the software side so I will be gettings this and use it / mod it.
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When I'm finished I'll post up a work log.
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