Instructions in advance, after Lavalys‘s EVEREST (from Canada) was discontinued, FinalWire‘s AIDA64 (from Hungary) became its successor. EVEREST Ultimate Edition is now AIDA64 Extreme Edition, and EVEREST Corporate Edition is now AIDA64 Business Edition. Continue reading [v5.95] AIDA64 – World #1 system, hardware monitor & diagnostic tool
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
For the running speed of computer, physical memory plays a very crucial role. But as a matter of fact, when a computer runs a period of time, its available physical memory (RAM) resource may become less and less due to some reason it can’t get recycled effectively. And if there is not enough memory available, then this will seriously affect the running speed of system and applications.
Bad sector (bad track) is one of the most common failures of mechanical hard disk (HDD), which usually characterizes hard disk reads/writes slow, system prompts “… I/O error”, program gives “cyclic redundancy check (CRC) error”, etc. In these cases, we need use some specially designed tools to correctly detect whether our hard disk has had bad sectors or not, and nip in the bud.
The data stored in hard drive is almost always important (also vital for few guys), so it’s necessary to regularly check their health status. CrystalDiskInfo is an open-source, free hard disk detection tool from Japan. It can provide comprehensive health info of HDD/SSD through reading its S.M.A.R.T. data (which can be used to monitor and analyze the health condition of hard drive in real time).
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HWiNFO is a professional, comprehensive hardware information analysis and diagnostics freeware from Slovakia. It supports the latest hardware, technology and standards, as well as DOS, 32-bit & 64-bit multiple OS at the same time.
The status of Fraps in players’ mind can’t be shaken by similar tools (AppNee thinks that excepts the Bandicam). As a classic, user-friendly, lightweight (2.5 MB), fast and stable video recorder with high definition and specially designed for DirectX and OpenGL games, Fraps has three main purposes: Continue reading [v3.5.99] Fraps – Classic and popular game video real-time recorder