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System Information Utilities

You want to see what parts are in the computer you’re using, but you’re unsure and not able to open it. Apps like these will detail everything you need about the hardware in your PC and the operating system it’s currently running. Think of it as if software like Speccy provided you a “snapshot” of your computer at the current moment, offering statistics such as how fast the processor is or how hot each component of the computer is running. This info is especially useful for troubleshooting and knowing what most needs to either be cooled or even replaced.

  1. CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one...
  2. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.


  3. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
  4. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.
  5. Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages. It does a quick scan of your machine and gives you a complete rundown of every piece of gear that's in your computer.

    Discontinued

    The latest version is from May 2018 https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/version-history

    Bundleware

    The installer propose you to install additional third party software like Google Chrome

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
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    GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.
  6. The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.
  7. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Tizen OS
    • Ubuntu Touch
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    AIDA64 is a system information, diagnostics, and auditing application developed by FinalWire Ltd., that runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Tizen operating systems. It displays detailed information on the components of a computer.
  8. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Haiku
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    Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.
  9. PC hardware sensor monitoring utility that displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.
  10. NirLauncher is a package of more than 200 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years. You can easily add SysInternals Suite into NirLauncher.

    Warning

    This app contains tools that can read or unveil passwords and could be used by other users of your computer for malicous actions. Read the comments.