HWiNFO32 5.52 Build 3161/5.53 Build 3175 Beta

HWiNFO32 5.52 Build 3161/5.53 Build 3175 Beta

Reviewed by Chris Thomas on - Version tested: 3.92

"Designed especially for detection of hardware"

Overview

HWiNFO32 is an advanced hardware diagnostic utility for 32-bit computers that supports the latest technology components and standards, and provides details analysis about computer performance. This software is designed to aid in the process of making computer repairs and optimizing performance by providing a centralized interface through which every aspect of hard disk, graphics/sound card, and Internet adapter properties can be monitored and analyzed.

Installation

The installation and setup is as convenient as most modern Windows software, with a simplified wizard style setup guide that walks you through the entire process. Despite its advanced diagnostic capabilities, it has an incredibly compact file size at only a bit more than 2 MB, and has minimal system requirements being that it is compatible with every version of Windows from Windows 95 on up.

Interface

The user interface is designed not to be simplistic, but to be incredibly informative. With that said, this software is recommended for advanced users that will be able to understand what they're looking at when analyzing the multitude of statistics presented before them. Nonetheless, although it may be difficult to interpret the data presented if you're not knowledgeable about computer hardware, performing the diagnostic functions themselves is rather easy, as the software is split into four main modules – Summary, Report, Benchmark, Sensors, and About.

Pros

  • Includes an integrated automatic update feature that keeps the software capable of efficiently monitoring the latest hardware technology

  • A community forum make it possible to present your results and get helpful feedback and opinions from experienced users that may be able to recommend an ideal course of action for your computer upgrade/repair endeavors

  • Provides comprehensive system health monitoring that can be used by computer professionals to diagnose hardware problems

  • Capable of exporting reports in multiple formats, including Text, XML, CSV, HTML, and MHTML

  • Offers various types of diagnostic information, including temperature, voltage usage, fan performance, and processing power analytics

  • Displays information in a variety of views, including tables, graphs, log files, trace, and gadgets

  • Provides an excellent diagnostic tool for system integrators, professional technicians, computer manufacturers, and other IT professionals that need the most detailed analytics

  • Available for full use completely free of charge

Cons

  • Advanced statistics may be difficult for novice users to gain insight from. However, conducting tests is relatively easy.

Alternatives

There are several viable alternatives to HWiNFO32, including Speccy, GPU-Z, CPU-Z, PC Wizard, and SIW (System Information For Windows). However, HWiNFO32 is able to provide diagnostic resources that are comparable to all of the aforementioned competitors because the software is regularly updated to ensure compliance with the latest industry standards.

Conclusion

Whether you're a computer professional that needs access to the latest and greatest hardware diagnostics software, or a PC owner that would like to run a scan and seek the assistance of a qualified technician based on the results, HWiNFO32 is an extremely powerful software that can help you with your computer repair/upgrade needs.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested HWiNFO32 on 25 Jan 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
HWiNFO32 Antivirus Report

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