HWiNFO32 v5.46.3100 / 5.47.3125 Beta Pick
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
While many people usually think about system information tools when they encounter problems with their computers, these programs can help in a variety of situations. For example, the details may be useful when installing new hardware or software, tweaking a computer or planning upgrades. HWiNFO32 is one such tool, which is available free of charge. It is designed to extract and display as much information as possible about a computer system. HWiNFO32 supports the latest standards, technologies and components in the industry.
Features of HWiNFO32:
- Monitors system health
- Provides comprehensive hardware information
- Basic benchmarks
- Provides reports in different formats, including XML, CSV, TXT, HTML and MHTML
- Compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
- Support for extensions
The user interface is divided into two main parts:
- An Explorer-style window that displays all hardware information by category in a tree-view on the left side
- A floating System Summary box that displays all important system information in a compact view
When you open HWiNFO32, you will need to choose either the Run or Config mode. Config mode allows users to tweak their systems and is only recommended for advanced users who know what they are doing. Some selections can cause issues, and the program's documentation discourages against making selections that cause particular issues. Run mode provides wizards used to access specific functions.
When I expanded a heading in the tree view, the main window was filled with lots of information extracted from my system. The program displayed different types of data, including mainboard slots, ports and BIOS. It detected an update that I let it download and install.
The toolbar in the main window allows users to configure the sensors of any system and display their values. It is also from here that users can save reports in their preferred formats. If you want to know more, this is also where you can access a handy Help file.
The benchmark component can be used to test disk, RAM and CPU. It includes a Compare option that ranks results from similar systems in graph form.
HWiNFO32 is a relatively small file that installs easily and performs a system scan as soon as the installation process is complete. The program presents hardware information in a simple and logical way, and the retrieved system information can be exported into different file formats.
Who can use HWiNFO32?
HWiNFO32 is a powerful diagnostic tool that different types of people can use to determine overall system health and make necessary adjustments. They include system integrators, computer manufacturers and technical experts. It is also important for anyone interested in performing driver updates.
HWiNFO32 provides comprehensive information about system health, including voltage, power, fan and thermal details. Users have the opportunity to enhance their experience by adding various extensions. For example, Mini WebServer allows users to monitor the status of sensors from remote locations using different devices, including cell phones.
HWiNFO32 is actively developed and improved with each update. It's an excellent diagnostic tool for experts or for users who are simply curious about the details of their system.
Software Product Description
Review Date: 2012-01-12
Pros: I am using this software from the very first version of it
Cons: Really great software
Other Thoughts: Really great software