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A Handy List Of Free System Stats Viewers

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A non-technical person, like me, will never go into details of his computer. One will use computer just for the purpose and will never try to explore more. Some time, one becomes confused when buy some software and during installation discovers that the computer does not has sufficient resources to install it. If by chance, the software is installed, at start up that software, computer refuses to run that software. For example, if bought and wanted to install Adobe Acrobat Pro, it was discovered at installation occasion that computer does not fulfill the minimum basic requirements to install Adobe Acrobat Pro. (I am not talking about Acrobat. It is just an example because Acrobat is a standard among such kind of software).
 
Thus this is clear that you need such software which can tell you most of the system resources so you can understand what you have and what you can do with such resourced computer. Luckily, there are many free software available which can tell you about your computer capabilities. This will help you decide which goals can be achieved with such resourced computer. Here is a small but handy list. I will try to expand it if could do or meanwhile, you can write about any untold System Stats Viewer and I will add it in the list. The condition is it should be free and Malware free.
 
The all tools, described below, are free and can downloaded from manufactures website.

 

 

PC WIZARD:

PC WIZARD is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance. It is Free.

 

Hardware Information
  • Mainboard / Bios (Connectors, ID String, MP Support …)
  • Chipset (FSB Frequency, Norhtbridge, Hub, Direct Media Interface, XMB, NSI, …)
  • Main Memory (FPM, EDO, SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR-2 SDRAM, DDR-3 SDRAM, RDRAM, FB_DIMM, Timings …)
  • Memory Profiles : EPP (SLi Ready), Intel XMP.
  • Cache Memory (L1, L2, L3, Size, Frequency …)
  • Processors (Type, Speed, Multiplier coeff., Features, Model Number, Vanderpool Technology …)
  • Coprocessor
  • APM & ACPI
  • Busses : ISA, PCI, AGP (2x, 4x,8x), SMBus/ i2c, CardBus, Firewire, Hyper-Transport … )
  • DMI / SMBIOS
  • Mainboard Sensors, Processor, Hard Disk & Battery (Voltage, Temperature, Fans)
  • Video (Monitor, Card, Bios, Capabilities, Memory, Integrated Memory, Frequencies …)
  • OpenGL & 3Dfx
  • DirectX (DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectSound (3D), DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectInput, DirectX Media)
  • Keyboard, Mouse & Joystick
  • Drives (Hard Disk, Removable, CD-ROM, CDRW, DVD …)
  • SCSI (Card, Controller, Adapter, Devices …)
  • ATA/ATAPI & S-ATA (Devices, Type, Capabilities, S.M.A.R.T. Features, RAID)
  • Ports (Serial, Parallel, USB, IEEE-1394)
  • IDE & SCSI Devices
  • Twain & WIA Devices
  • PCMCIA (PC Card) Devices
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Sound Card (wave, midi, aux, mix, AC’97 codec, High Definition Audio)
  • Printers (Local & Network)
  • Modem (Features, Speed …)
  • Network (Server, Connexion, Firewall …)
  • Security (Scan Ports …)
  • PocketPC & SmartPhone Devices
System Information
  • MCI Devices (mpeg, avi, seq, vcr, video-disc, wave) & ACM
  • SAPI
  • Passwords (Outlook, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Dialup …)
  • DOS Memory (base, HMA, UMB, XMS, EMS, DPMI, VCPI)
  • Windows Memory
  • Windows (Version, Product Key, Environment, Desktop, XP Themes …)
  • Windows UpTime (Boot, Shutdown, BlueScreen, System Restore Points …)
  • TrueType & OpenType Fonts
  • WinSock (Internet), Telephony et Remote Access
  • OLE (Objects, Servers …)
  • Microsoft® Applications
  • Activity (Process, Tasks, Threads)
  • Modules (DLL, DRV, 32 & 16-bits) & NT Services
  • Internet Navigator (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox)
  • .NET Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
  • ODBC
  • CMOS/RTC
  • Resources (IRQ, DMA, E/S, Memory)
  • System files (.ini, .log, .bat, .nt, .dos …)
System Benchmarks
  • Processor (Dhrystone (MIPS), Whetstone (MFLOPS), Mandelbrot fractal …)
  • L1, L2, L3 Cache, RAM (Bandwidth, Latency …)
  • Main Memory (Bandwidth, Latency …)
  • Hard Drives
  • CD/DVD Rom
  • DirectX 3D
  • Video
  • Removable/Flash Support
  • MP3 Compression
  • VISTA Experience Index

MEMORY and CACHE: These benchmarks measure the maximum achiveable memory bandwidth. The code behind these benchmarks method is written in Assembly (x86, SSE, SSE2, SSE3). Memory benchmarks utilize only one processor core and one thread.
 

PROCESSOR : These benchmarks measure performance in terms of Integer Millions of Instructions Per Second (Integer MIPS) and Millions of Floating Point Operations Per Second (MFLOPS). The code behind these benchmarks method is written in Assembly (x86, x87, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW!). Processor benchmarks are HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware.

Tools

  • Can save, print, e-mail a report
  • Can save a TXT, RTF, HTML, PDF or CSV report
  • Can export any graphics as BMP file
  • Can export text and graphic with the clipboard
  • Web update Wizard
  • Communicate with Motherboard Monitor
  • Dump (Hardware registers, System BIOS, video BIOS …)

Home webpage is here (URL copy n paste):

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

System Information Viewer (SIV):

SIV is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info – CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and much more. SIV is designed for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT4. Windows 95, 98 and Me are also supported. (These images are linked to owner’s website).

Intel Xeon
Extreme
Core 2
 
Itanium 2
Core i7
 
Alpha AXP
System
Disk SMART
Machine
MCH Bridge
CPU Usage
Menus
Wi-Fi
PCI Bus
Processors
USB Bus
Volumes
Battery
Modems
Network
CPUs

Home webpage is here (URL copy n paste):

http://rh-software.com/

System Information for Windows (SIW):

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. The system information is divided into few major categories:

  • Software Inventory: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Secrets (Password Recovery).
  • Hardware Inventory: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
  • Network Information: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
  • Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Neighborhood Scan, Ping, Trace, Statistics
  • Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
  • Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic. 

Home webpage is here (URL copy n paste):

http://www.gtopala.com/

Note: on the SIW page, you may notice a Buy button, ignore it and press green button to download.

SpaceSniffer:

SpaceSniffer is a freeWare and portable tool application that lets you understand how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices.

  • Fast and easy to use
  • Supports drag and drop
  • Export module lets you produce customizable textual reports
  • Intuitive structure layout, multiple views for different media
  • Zoomable elements, navigate like a web browser
  • The Windows folders and file popup menu is accessible by right mouse click
  • It’s possible to restrict the view content by typing simple yet powerful filtering criteria
  • Lets you temporary tag files with four different colors and perform filtering on them
  • Different views of the same media can show differently filtered elements
  • Customizable in geometry, colors, behaviors
  • You can navigate even during the scan
  • Smart cached scanning engine, multiple views, single scan
  • You can refine a zoomed area by a secondary scan process, even with main scan active
  • Reacts to file system events, keeps always in synch, warns you by blinking elements
  • Can scan NTFS Alternate Data Streams
  • It doesn’t clutter your registry, only a plain XML configuration file
  • It’s portable, no installation required, just put the executable somewhere and let’s go

Home webpage is here (URL copy n paste):

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/index.html

 

HWiNFO32:

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. This tool is designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about computer’s hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufacturers, system integrators and technical experts as well. Retrieved information is presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.

  Comprehensive hardware information
  System health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power)
  Basic benchmarks
  Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML report formats
  Periodical updates
  OS: Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008/Windows 7
  Platform: 32-bit (IA-32), 64-bit (x64, IA-64)

Home webpage is here (URL copy n paste):

 

 

JDiskReport:

JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders. The tool analyses your disk drives and collects several statistics which you can view as overview charts and details tables.

JDiskReport provides different perspectives about your disk drives: absolute and relative sizes, size distribution, distribution of modification dates, and distribution of types. Each perspective includes a pie chart, a bar chart, and a details table. You can choose to either show the file size or the number of files. Also, JDiskReport collects a list of 100 largest, oldest, and newest files. 
 
  Size Perspective
The size perspective shows you how much space the files and folders consume on your disk drives. The size pie chart is probably the best to find monster files and folders. You can switch to the table view and toggle the display of files to get more detailed information about a folder.
   
 
    Size Distribution
The size distribution views help you to learn more about the different file sizes that exists on your hard disks. Look at these views to check whether the size distribution is what you expected it to be. If you are in ‘Show file size’ mode, you can see how much space is consumed by large, medium sized, and small files. In ‘Show number of files’ mode, you see how many files are large, of medium size, and small.
 
Modified Distribution
The modification distribution views provide you with information about when how much space and how many files have been modified.
   
 
    Type Distribution
The type distribution statistics are collected from the file extensions that exist on the analyzed file tree. You can see which file type consumes space and how many files of a given file type you have.
Top 100 Lists
These tables show the list of 100 largest files, least recently modified files, and most recently files. This is a good place to find large and obsolete files.
   

 Download from here:

http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

(URL copy n paste)


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