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Here's a bit of information for you guys.
I was messing around with rainmeter and gadgets for windows 7 and noticed that most of my gadgets and skins wasn't showing my overclocked cpu speed. They were showing just stock speeds, anyways the fix is below.
If you try to change it any other way, windows checks the connected hardware and updates the registry value automatically after reboot.
Looked around for a while and found this:


!!!PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY!!!


1. Open Notepad.
2. Copy and paste the exact code given below:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION\\System\ \CentralProcessor\\0]
"ProcessorNameString"="My Processor name 50000MHz"

To change the processor name, Change " My Processor Name 50000Mhz" To anything you want!. Also understand that \\0 in the above code should only be present if Windows store your processor name at that location. Please open Registry Editor and navigate to the above mentioned keys to check whether or not to include the \\0.

3. Click on File Menu, click on Save As and select "All Types" in Save as Type option. Save the file as ProcessorNameChange.reg or *.reg.
4. Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Enter regedit / S "Location of the .reg file" as the location of the item. For example, enter regedit /S "C:\\Processor Name.reg" if your registry file is located in the root of C:\\ drive.
5. Copy the created Shortcut file.
6. Navigate to C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup (in Windows XP) or to C:\\Users\\ User-Name\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup (in Windows 7 and Windows Vista . Also remember that AppData is a hidden folder.) if C: is your System drive.
7. Paste the copied file.
This registry file would now execute each time when windows starts and the Processor Name String would be modified each time. So, even upon restarting your computer, you will see that the changed processor name is permanent.

Worked great for me.
Don't know if this works for windows xp. (try at your own risk)
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Originally Posted by Ezygroove View Post
I was messing around with rainmeter and gadgets for windows 7 and noticed that most of my gadgets and skins wasn't showing my overclocked cpu speed. They were showing just stock speeds, anyways the fix is below.
Are you just trying to make a Meter that displays the current CPU MHZ?

If so, you don't need to hard code any values into the registry. You can use the CPUZ plugin to pull the current MHZ every time the meter refreshes.
    
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no i ain't trying make a meter my friend. Just noticed that a few windows 7 gadgets and rainmeter skins were displaying the cpu stock speed, For instance this gadget without the above fix would show Intel Core I7 920 @ 2.66ghz.
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Isn't that because you are pulling the processor name from the registry?

I'm just saying, you could make it dynamic and pull the actual MHZ from the processor monitor, so you could then have a string meter that says:

"Intel Core i7 @ %1"

I guess if the gadgets and such pull from that registry value I understand using that =)

Nice monitor.
    
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Isn't that because you are pulling the processor name from the registry?

I'm just saying, you could make it dynamic and pull the actual MHZ from the processor monitor, so you could then have a string meter that says:

"Intel Core i7 @ %1"

I guess if the gadgets and such pull from that registry value I understand using that =)

Nice monitor.
yeh most of them pull the information from that registry key and most rainmeter skins do too
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Originally Posted by Ezygroove View Post
yeh most of them pull the information from that registry key and most rainmeter skins do too
I did not know that.

Well if you ever need or want to do it dynamically, you can generate a report from CPUZ and use the webparser plugin to read the report and have Meters spit out the CPUZ data.

Rainmeter is pretty neat.
    
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