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Electronics Dual Core CPU usage meter... how?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by '99, 3 Feb 2008.

  1. '99

    '99 New Member

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    Hi

    I was wondering if it is possible to build a CPU usage meter, for a Core 2 Duo CPU.... Using 2 tri-color LED's?
     
  2. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Yes, it is possible. Do you know what a microcontoller is?
     
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    I'm not that hardcore at electronics. But if you got a link... and maybe a diagram, I know someone that could help me out. In my other rig I use the CF635 lcd panel, the one with 4 LED's and keypad..., but I dont have the room for it in the new one.
     
  4. Acksaw

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    Make sure you keep us updated on this!
     
  5. ch424

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    You need to program a microcontroller to connect to your serial or USB port, and control the LED brightnesses using PWM, depending on what value the computer sends the microcontoller over serial/USB. You also need to find/write the software on the computer to grab the value of CPU usage and send it over serial/USB.
     
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