Categories /

System - Machine Info (45)

GPU-Z v2.33.0 Updated

billon on 3 Jul 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder and name it GPU-Z.ini
  3. Launch GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

See all

HWiNFO v6.28 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO 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).

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
https://www.hwinfo.com/version-history/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.
MIKLO

See all

ESET SysInspector v1.4.2.0 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ESET SysInspector is an easy-to-use diagnostic tool that allows an in-depth analysis of your operating system, including running processes, registry content, startup items and network connections.

The program includes a privacy option that allows for a system system analysis that excludes all private data.

Note: ESET Helper Driver (esihdrv.sys) writes to the Windows registry. Information on how to delete the LEGACY_ESIHDRV keys from the registry is available.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No.
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\esihdrv
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\esihdrv
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ESIHDRV
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ESIHDRV
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download sysinspector_nt32_[lng].exe or sysinspector_nt64_[lng].exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://www.eset.com/int/support/sysinspector/#download
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2012-04-08 02:39

@mrpink
Thank you. I updated the entry to include the information about esihdrv.sys. I did notice the driver in the temp folder but am not sure how I missed the registry keys when testing ESET SysInspector the first time. Anyway, if anyone needs help in deleting those LEGACY_ESIHDRV keys from the registry, see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8703

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-04 17:25

Now at version 1.2.054.0

AndTheWolf on 2017-05-19 17:15

Now at version 1.3.5.0

See all

SIV v5.49 Updated

billon on 15 Jun 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Kimero

SIV (System Information Viewer) displays lots of core operating system, network and hardware-related information including CPU, PCI, PCMCIA, USB, sensors etc. The program varies from other system monitors in its "dashboard"-style view: a thin bar of key system information that can be expanded upon.

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

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes some non user-configurable values to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SIV32X.exe or SIV64X.exe for a 64-bit OS

Optionally, to enable stealth mode, launch SIV32X.exe -NOSIVREG or SIV64X.exe -NOSIVREG for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO, SystemSpec
What's new? See:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-08 08:55

From v4.38
Added support for [SIVDEF.ini] which can be used to provide defaults for configuration parameters that are not already present in the registry. By default SIV will save these defaults to the registry unless -NOSIVREG is selected. Note that when SIV is run from a DVD/CD or Removable Drive (USB Flash Drive) -NOSIVREG is the default.

webfork on 2014-01-05 21:20

Thanks Wolfghost and red-ray: added the nosivreg bit to the entry.

smaragdus on 2015-09-14 20:04

The latest and older versions of SIV can be downloaded directly from its History page- http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

See all

CPU-Z v1.92.2 Updated

billon on 12 Jun 2020

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT.
  • AMD B550 chipset.
  • Hygon processors preliminary support.
Latest comments
dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

The customized versions for different board manufacturers (on the home page) are also portable (download the zip package). The customized versions include the manufacturer's logo as a window background and theme.

See all