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HWiNFO32 v4.60 Updated

Checker on 17 Mar 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks, and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

HWiNFO64, a 64-bit version, as well as HWiNFO Portable, a 32-bit and 64-bit switching version, are also available from the publisher.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support of Intersil ISL6388 digital PWM.
  • Fixed sensor monitoring on some ASUS P8H67 series with IT8771.
  • Improved BCLK measurement on Skylake.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock Z97 OC Formula.
  • Added option to disable GPU reordering.
  • Fixed monitoring of Max CPU/Thread and Total CPU usage so that it reflects only the particular CPU package.
  • Added preliminary support of Intersil ISL6367 and ISL6379 (for ASRock boards only yet).
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS.
  • Added ability to display multiple sensor lists.
  • Added support of multi-row operations in sensors window.
  • Added ability to rename sensor titles.
  • Added component names (mainboard, system name) to sensor titles.
  • Added support of AMD Nolan.
  • Improved appearance on high-DPI scaled screens.
  • Improved reporting of S.M.A.R.T. attributes per SSD controller type.
  • Reduced memory module scan time on Sandy Bridge-E/EN/EP/EX and later server CPUs.
  • Enhanced support of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs - clocks, memory parameters, usage, power, fan speed.
  • Fixed a possible crash on some systems with more than ~400 sensors.
  • Added NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.

smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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NetWorx v5.3.4 Updated

Checker on 17 Mar 2015
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by wolssiloa

SoftPerfect NetWorx helps collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of malicious programs/hacks.

The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. Reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 'portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch networx.exe
Note: Some archive managers (notably PeaZip) don't show the 32-bit and 64-bit folders. In that case, the smaller versions of the files are the 32-bit versions.
What's new?
  • Added a hidden setting for virtual adapters monitoring ignored by default.
  • Fixed firing off-peak notifications as they were sometimes not processed.
  • Fixed graph disappearance when clicking the desktop in Hide Graph on Full Screen.
  • Added Properties and Open File Location menu options in the application view.
  • Added experimental workaround for routers with incorrect UPnP implementation.
  • Added getting process name from the kernel for reliable application names reporting.
  • Updated languages, filter drivers, done numerous minor fixes and improvements.
Latest comments
ChipsNHotSauce on 2011-06-15 20:07

There's a bug where the "tray info" appears in a loop and the only way to remedy is to close it and restart. I also had it freeze on me and I had to kill it via the task manager; I lost about a weeks worth of statistics...

ChipsNHotSauce on 2011-06-15 20:08

...and with that said; I've tried others listed on this site and their is no comparison, this one is tops low resource/well designed interface.

wolfyreload on 2012-11-22 18:00

Keeps getting better and better. Better than most of the paid bandwidth monitors I've tried

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BatteryInfoView v1.21 Updated

Checker on 11 Mar 2015
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BatteryInfoView displays the current status and information about your battery on laptops and netbook computers. The displayed battery information includes the battery name, manufacture name, serial number, manufacture date, power state (charging/discharging), current battery capacity, full charged capacity, voltage, charge/discharge rate, and more...

BatteryInfoView also provides a log window, which adds a new log line containing the battery status every 30 seconds or any other time interval that you choose.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatteryInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Always On Top' option.
  • Fixed bug: BatteryInfoView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.

HWMonitor v1.27 Updated

Checker on 14 Mar 2015
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads a variety of system health sensors including voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Report CPU and GPU clocks.
  • Intel Core M CPUs and preliminary support of Intel Skylake.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-08-14 10:54

The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are empty!

Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries

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NetSetMan v4.0.1 Updated

Checker on 17 Mar 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured profiles that includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer and run scripts. Although mostly for mobile users who have multiple network settings at home, office, wireless, etc, this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and extract application files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
What's new?
  • Fix: Misleading error code for speakers/microphone volume settings.
  • Fix: Progress bar in activation dialog didn't get to 100% in certain cases.
  • Fix: Connecting to a certain type of WiFi network failed.
  • Fix: Rare error when connecting to an instable WiFi network.
  • Fix: Changing a certain type of MAC addresses failed.
  • Fix (Pro): Rare IE proxy error.
  • Fix (Pro): Opera v15+ proxy activated with an error.
  • Fix (Pro): Company logo not visible.
  • Minor adjustments, language updates and help file corrections.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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