CrystalControl2 Alternatives


With recent Windows updates breaking certain features of CC2, we are going to use this forum thread to link to alternative LCD software with similar functionality. I'm starting it off with three software programs: LCDproc, LCD Smartie, and AIDA64. LCDproc and LCD Smartie are free of charge and intended for system monitoring. AIDA64 is not free but has more features packed into the software.

From LCDproc's website:
"LCDproc is a piece of open source software that displays real-time system information from your Linux/*BSD box on a LCD... Various clients are available that display things like CPU load, system load, memory usage, uptime, and a lot more."

From LCD Smartie's website:
"LCD Smartie is software for Windows that you can use to show lots of different types of information on your LCD/VFD... It can display: Everest stats, Speedfan stats, MBM stats (your CPU temp, fan/cooler speed, etc), BBC World News (or any other RSS feed!), WinAmp stats (currently playing tracks title, length, position, etc), Network stats (speed, total bytes, etc), CPU Speed, Disk available/free, memory usage, Email details, game stats, and many more..."

From AIDA64's Extreme webpage:
"AIDA64 Extreme has a hardware detection engine unrivaled in its class. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. As it is monitoring sensors in real time, it can gather accurate voltage, temperature and fan speed readings, while its diagnostic functions help detect and prevent hardware issues. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring either the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions, including Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022."
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