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Sidebar Diagnostics Alternatives

Sidebar Diagnostics is described as 'SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information' and is a popular system information utility in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Sidebar Diagnostics for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like Sidebar Diagnostics are Rainmeter, Open Hardware Monitor, HWiNFO (32/64) and SpeedFan.

Sidebar Diagnostics alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sidebar Diagnostics.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

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  1. CPU-Z icon

    CPU-Z

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com

    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...

    ⚫︎ PortableCPU-Z can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRainmeter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableOpen Hardware Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightOpen Hardware Monitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceOpen Hardware Monitor either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    There has not been any code change since December 2020, also the community now wonders if it is abandoned: https://github.com/openhardwaremonitor/openhardwaremonitor/issues/1471 There also seems to be a fork called LibreHardwareMonitor (which is already listed as an alternative) and appears to be the most active fork right now.

    On Windows 7
  4. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

    ⚫︎ PortableHWiNFO (32/64) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. SpeedFan icon

    SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    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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  6. HWMonitor icon

    HWMonitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

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  7. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  8. Core Temp icon

    Core Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.

    ⚫︎ PortableCore Temp can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Bundleware

    The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  9. iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).

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  10. XMeters icon

    XMeters

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Taskbar System Monitoring for Windows.

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