Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Software List For Getting PC Details.

Welcome everyone to my blog. This post will be about a few software that can be easily used for getting in depth computer hardware information. You can use them for checking hardware specification and even monitoring temperature.

1. CPU-Z

This is a very handy software to get better information about Processor,Motherboard , RAM and GPU. Though this software is pretty much CPU information based.

Here how it looks.

This is the CPU tab of CPU-Z. In this tab you can see the Model Number, Codename, Maximum Thermal Design Power, Package Type, Fabrication Technology , Core Voltage(Changes with the Clock Speed), Family, Extended Family, Stepping, Revision, Supported Instruction Sets, Current Core Speed(It changes with the CPU Load), Amount of Cache Memory and Number of Physical Cores and Logical Cores(Threads).

The second tab shows few details about the Cache Memory of the Processor. Some AMD processors may not have Level 3 Cache.

The Next tab Mainboard provides Information about Motherboard, Bios and PCI Express.

The Memory tab provides Information about installed RAM, Its Type, Installed Size, Timing. Note that DRAM Frequency that it will show is not the effective frequency. As these are DDR(Double Data Rate) memory effective frequency will be doubled. So, here 668.7MHz*2=1337.4MHz. 

The next tab shows details about the installed RAM. You may select the RAM slot.

Graphics tab provide basic information about Graphics Card installed.

2. GPU-Z

This software  shows more detailed information about graphics card.

First tab contains information like Graphics Processor name, Codename, Fabrication Technology, Release date, Bios Information, Memory Size, DirectX support, Driver Version, Available Graphics Memory, GPU Clock, memory clock etc. If you use multiple graphics card you may select it from the drop down menu below.

The second tab which is Sensors tab provides information from the GPU sensor. It provides GPU current core clock, Memory Clock, Temperature, Load, Memory Usage, Fan speed etc. Information in this tab defers from GPU to GPU.

3. Open Hardware Monitor

This software provides details about Fan speed, Temperature, Hard Drives Temperature CPU and GPU load etc.

As you can see this software provides very good amount of details of the whole system, this can be real handy if you want to monitor your system's health and take proper measure to keep it that way.

4 Real Temp

Real Temp is one of  the lightest software for monitoring CPU core temperature. 

5.  MSI Afterburner

MSI Afterburner is a very simple and easy tool for monitoring Graphics Card. Don't worry it works with other vendors.

 With this tool you can overclock your graphics card. You can modify Power Limit, Core clock and Memory clock which is eventually overclocking, though don't do this if you really don't need it. You can also change the Fan Speed Curve and that will drive the GPU fan with higher speed keeping the card cool. You can lower the fan speed to achieve a quieter environment.

You can click on the settings and from there go to the Fan tab to modify fan curve. You can set the fan speed to auto or User Defined.

So, that was all for now. Hope it will help. Good day everyone.