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BatteryCat v1.5 Updated

__philippe on 20 Sep 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

BatteryCat is able to display all relevant information about the battery of your laptop and has one outstanding feature: you can save the current health state of the laptop's battery and thus monitor the long term development (degradation) of the battery.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch start_batterycat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BatteryInfoView
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/batterycat/files/windows_portable/

SIV v5.23 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2017
  • 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: HWiNFO32, 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

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ExperienceIndexOK v1.25 Updated

billon on 9 Sep 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ExperienceIndexOK is a small program to read and show your Windows Experience Index or to start a new calculation of the performance index. This index "measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration" (source).

The program is primarily written for Windows 8.1 and 10 because the performance index is still calculated but no longer displayed in the System.

Experience Index is visually inspired by the representation on Windows 7.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty ExperienceIndexOK.ini within this folder
  3. Launch ExperienceIndexOK.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed screenshot problem.

CPU-Z v1.80.2 Updated

billon on 11 Sep 2017

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 (for 32-bit OS) 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?
  • Fix 32-bit version issue with Windows 10 builds 16273 and 16275.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

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.

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GPU-Z v2.4.0 Updated

billon on 7 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2017
  • 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.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? Added:
  • Support for:
    • AMD Radeon RX Vega Series;
    • AMD Radeon WX 7100, WX 3100;
    • NVIDIA Quadro M2200, GTX 1080 Mobile, GeForce MX150.
  • VRM efficiency & VDDC/VDDCI power readings for Polaris.
Fixed:
  • Incorrect/missing information AMD Catalyst 17.2.2 and newer.
  • GPU & memory activity monitoring on AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.
  • Crash on startup in rare CrossFire configurations.
  • CrossFire detection for slave cards.
  • AMD RX Vega shader count detection.
  • OpenCl detection on ATI/AMD cards with older drivers.
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

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