hwinfo Alternatives

    hwinfo is described as '/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to hwinfo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like hwinfo are Rainmeter (Free, Open Source), Open Hardware Monitor (Free, Open Source), HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium) and Speccy (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 2021

    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    4. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.
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    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 thats 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

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    6. GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.
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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.
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    7. SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.

      Discontinued

      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.

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    8. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.
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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.
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