I've used SANDRA, SIW, and others to view system information for my PCs. If I re-format my system hard drives sometimes I forget the model # of a graphics card or can't remember the chipset type. For these simple tasks this particular software is awesome at! A really great feature is that it's portable; a bit like team viewer which will ask you at its start-up if you'd like to just run it one time or install it.
This software does SOOOOOOO much more!
When I need fast sys info with little to NO footprint and installation, this is my new GO TO APP. It looks like the company updates this program regularly too. The company's website looks pretty organized as well. Again, incredible piece of freeware, and SNAPFILES.COM is the best freeware repository on the net! ;-)
I've used this for a long time as my primary system information software. I use another as well because it's very fast as a portable, not that HWinfo isn't now, it's quite fast so I may just stick with HWinfo now.
It has pretty much everything you need to know about your system and actually, more than most even need to know unless you are a tech geek like myself.
Even if it's not something you would use right away, it's still fun to view everything and for most people, eventually you will have to use something like this if you run into a pc issue and someone asks what your specs are. I've found some others to be inaccurate at times and not as thorough so I don't really bother with them.
I'll stick with HWinfo.
I have tried a lot of those data gathering software but have stop after finding this one. Very reliable and accurate. A lot of technical data easy to read. A 64 bits and a portable versions are also available. Free and updated regularly. Nothing to say but good words for the developers.
I've tried all free system monitoring programs I've found, as well as a few only-to-buy ones, and I've ended with this one. I mainly use it to monitor temperatures, and compared with others it excels in accuracy - the temperature readings are practically the same as BIOS gives.
As everything else works fine too, I can warmly recommend it. The only wishes I have in further development is that the program would automatically go minimized in the tray, with options chosen by user, and that you could copy text by one's own choice, not the whole line... the latter is a minor detail :). The former seems to be in configs, but for some reason it doesn't quite work... it may be me, of course?
But a piece of good work, this is.
I use it for monitoring, video card temp, processor temp, 2 hard disk temps, motherboard temp. I also have full version of Everest ultimate edition 4.60.1500, it does not find find the 2nd hard drive temp, hwinfo is free and works better than paid Everest ultimate edition for temp sensors.
Back to product details Add your review...