Category Archives: Hardware-Related

[v4.5.0] Driver Booster – Efficient and intelligent driver identifier/updater/fixer

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Why do we need to keep the driver files in OS as up-to-date as possible? The reason is, most often, newer version of driver can improve the performance of computer hardware, reduce system crash, and lower the conflict between hardware.

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ECap – Easy and tiny universal camera tool for Windows

Starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft removed the originally built-in camera program from system tools. That is to say, you would never see Windows XP’s classic, convenient, and practical camera icon in My Computer/Windows Explorer again. Instead, you had to install some third-party applications to call our camera device that had been driven (such as all kinds of communication tools that support video chat).

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[v10.0] BlueSoleil – Classic Bluetooth device driver manager

BlueSoleil is currently the most popular Bluetooth devices managing software developed by IVT Corporation from China (a leader in the aspect of testing Bluetooth conformance and interoperability). Generally speaking, it is a Bluetooth driver manager which provides simple & intuitive user interface and friendly operation method for Bluetooth devices operating environment. In particular, even less known or inferior brand of Bluetooth devices can be identified by BlueSoleil easily too.
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[v5.6.0] Primo Ramdisk – Most powerful ramdisk (virtual memory disk) emulator

First of all, AppNee wants everyone to know three facts about RAM:

  1. The capacity of single memory bank is getting bigger and bigger (8 GB of RAM is already ubiquitous)
  2. The read/write speed of almost any RAM can reach more than 4 GB/s, but even the top-level, fastest SSD can only stay in the unit calculated in MB (may be 500 MB/s or less)
  3. A large proportion of the memory capacity is in the idle state (wasted in vain)

Therefore, we can use some Ramdisk (AKA: RAM drive) software to drain the idle memory capacity, in order to improve the system performance crazily – play to their extreme.

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[v9.21] AMCap – Camera video & still capture based on DirectShow

At first, I wasn’t sure, and disinclined to find out what kind of relationship is between Noël Danjou’s AMCap and the early discontinued, even gone Microsoft’s AMCAP (AKA: USB 2.0 Camera). After all, they look exactly the same (includes name, interface, and most features). But gradually I began to realize that, AMCap is just a upgraded/enhanced and commercial edition of the freeware AMCAP.

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[v6.5.53] Driver Talent – One-stop Windows Drivers download, update, fix and manage

OSToto‘s Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife) is a professional devices driver management tool, which can automatically scan and detect all the hardware in your computer, then intelligently choose the most suitable and stable drivers to install, update, or repair and backup. All you have to do is just one click.

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[v5.70] HD Tune Pro – Representative hard drive test & diagnosis utility

As far as I can see, HD Tune Pro has been the best and most popular universal hard disk testing and diagnostic toolkit all the time. It can show you all the performance parameters of any kind of storage media, including Firmware version, Capacity, Serial number, Buffer size, SATA standard, supported UDMA mode and the supported features like read-write speed, burst rate, … Continue reading [v5.70] HD Tune Pro – Representative hard drive test & diagnosis utility