Hardware Monitoring Apps
Say you’ve purchased and set up a brand new PC! Great, congratulations! However, you notice that you can’t seem to find that second hard drive you swore you plugged in, and you don’t want to to open your computer back up until you know for sure that it isn’t being recognized by the computer instead of just being user error.
That’s where these hardware monitoring apps come in. From HWInfo to Open Hardware Monitor, these apps will ensure that you know what your computer has plugged in and is actively supplying power to. They will also usually inform you of the temperature of your computer parts, which is especially great for enthusiast users that love to overclock!
- Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages.
Got google chrome installed alongside. See also https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/64a5ba6d65e0b73ae6987c561c86b1e2338a1f337ab5bd5a87c9eeba4963cc3f/detection
- Freemium • Proprietary
- SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers and controls the fans if possible.
The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Free • Proprietary