ipKonfig looks at the new Matrix Orbital MX212 LCD. This thing is very nice
indeed, any case modder will love
The Matrix Orbital is nothing new to modders; in fact it's
a very popular unit indeed. It offers some nice enhancements, including all
sorts of software features, and is programmable to do most anything you'd like
it to. We're looking at Matrix Orbital's latest. The new model, MX212, uses
a USB connection to communicate with the computer and its software. It requires
only the USB power link, and is quite simple to operate . . . Most of the software
we tested seemed to work very well with Motherboard Monitor 5.1, and even with
the latest version, 5.2. However, we did find LCDC to be the most configurable,
allowing us to grab and change code enabling display a wide range of information.
The data we chose were CPU temperature, CPU usage in percent and graph, physical
memory available, and email. We wanted each screen to provide full information
using the supplied software, LCDC, including numeric percentages and, in some
cases, bar graphs. The software allows setting of different screens to rotate.
In total, we ran four screens. We could also display the ipKonfig.com headlines,
yet another great feature. Below are few of the screens we captured for you.