LCDSysInfo for GOverlay: A $32 LCD gadget for PC enthusiasts and tinkerers

By Julio Franco
Aug 22, 2013
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  1. cliffordcooley likes this.
  2. trgz

    trgz TS Booster Posts: 124   +11

    Free alternative - there is an Android App or two that can some of this (though I've yet to find one that can do my GPUs) try CoreTemp or PC Monitor
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,913   +1,704

    I'm sure the built in screen on some of these Logitech keyboards can do the same thing. I'm just not sure if there are suitable apps available. Nevertheless it's an interesting product although niche.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +188

    I think there are windows 7 (software) gadgets that do these things.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    This is cool. I would rather just use software though.
    misor likes this.
  6. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    A logitech G19 keyboard and Aida64 (monitoring software)is brilliant for this.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    They use to have this for routers and the panel tends to freeze-up.
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

    This would be cool if it was made to fit into a case expansion bay.
    misor likes this.
  9. I think I'll wait for the next iteration ... The one where you simply plug in the USB cable and it works immediately. :)
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,058   +2,553

    The point is you can optimize the display the way you want. Plug-n-Play would take away that aspect.
  11. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,239   +208

    It wouldn't be bad to have an initial setup that had a basic layout for the LCD, while accessing APIs already available for those that want it quick 'n dirty, while still being able to completely customize the layout and data acquisition.
  12. It does have some pre-created elements, when you launch it the first time it loads a basic setup like what you see in the picture and you just have to pick what sensors to show and thats it.
  13. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,599   +166

    That is exactly what happens, although not all the elements immediately work, and you probably won't like the default layout
  14. kuroiei

    kuroiei TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +29

    Would gladly buy one! If not, I'm working on something similar, but the hardware end tends to be a problem.

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