Sidebar Diagnostics 3.5.9      

Size:  3.5MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2021-05-27  | Changelog

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OS:  Windows 10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   8268

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10



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Sidebar Diagnostics is an open-source application that displays diagnostic information about a computer's hardware in a sidebar that resides on the desktop. The software monitors logical drives, RAM, CPU, GPU and network. It is compatible with all monitors using any type of DPI.

Using Sidebar Diagnostics

Sidebar Diagnostics is a portable application that runs directly from its saved location without making changes to the Windows registry. We downloaded the ZIP archive and extracted its content to a folder with the same name. The content included six DLL files, one CONFIG file and one EXE file.

When we launched the executable file, it took only a few seconds for the sidebar to appear with details about our system. A dialog box wanted us to confirm whether the sidebar was displayed correctly. We could customize it by adjusting things like width, colors, font and opacity.

We could also set the sidebar to always appear on top irrespective of the program we were using, and we could display it either on the right or left side of the monitor. When we connected multiple monitors, we could even move it to another monitor. We did not like it always appearing on top, so we decided to let it reserve its space, meaning that it always appeared even when we maximized other applications, but it did not appear on top of them.

Sidebar Diagnostics displayed the current time on the topmost part, up to the second. Time and date were also displayed on the lower right part of the sidebar. It then displayed information about the CPU, including the number of cores and their respective speeds in addition to temperature and load percentage.

The application also displayed details about RAM, such as the percentage of load and amount of used and free RAM. Information about the graphics processing unit or GPU included its name, speeds and percentages of core and VRAM and temperature. When we connected more than one monitor, it displayed information about all of them. It also displayed details about our network's receive and transport rates.

The application allowed us to configure the details we wanted to display. We could also set temperature alerts for GPU and CPU. It supported the use of hotkeys, which we could customize to our own preferences.

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Software Product Description

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


"Not bad"

Reviewer: -Isys

Review Date: 2016-03-12

Pros: Useful information, easy to set up and I liked that it could reserve it's own space.

Cons: Uses 5 times as much memory as Rainmeter, which can show more info but requires a lot more configuration. Can't choose install path.

Other Thoughts: Not a bad program if you want quick system info.
IP Address in net section would be good.


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