AIDA64 Extreme 7.00.6700
Review & Alternatives
"A diagnostic and benchmarking software."
Looking for a system benchmarking tool that will give you a full report on your computer’s performance? When it comes to system information utilities, there is no shortage of such tools on our current market. Aida 64 provides a complete and detailed picture of the hardware and software of our PC system as well as serves as a benchmark tool for testing. It incorporates unique capabilities that can help you assess the performance of your system’s components such as your processor, system memory or local disks. A lot of features such as overclocking, hardware diagnosis, sensor monitoring and many more make Aida one of the most competent tool out there. It benefits from a wide array of features which offer a very good description of the overall state of the system. Let’s find out more about Aida 64 in this snappy review.
The trial version of Aida 64 can be downloaded and tested for 30 days. It offers limited functionality though. To install it, you must first download the setup and you are presented with two options: a self installing exe package and a zip package. The installation process is fast and smooth. By downloading the exe, just choose the location of the Aida 64 file and whether you want a desktop icon or not. If you choose the zip package, just opt for an unzipping program to unzip it. Aida 64 doesn’t have other programs bundled with it and it doesn’t have any special requirements in order to operate. It runs on both the 32bit and 64bit version of the Windows operating systems and the required disk space is only a mere 20 MB.
Aida 64 boasts an easy to use and intuitive interface. It was designed for beginners and everything is extremely clear and concise. Navigating Aida 64 is a breeze due to the collapsing tabs in the left panel and the icons in the right panel. Aida 64 offers lots of system information categories and numerous tools that will provide you with an accurate description of your system’s components whether they are hardware or software. With a futuristic and sleek looking interface, Aida 64 will easily capture the eyes of those who enjoy having programs that boast a neat looking interface on their screen.
The advantages of using Aida 64 are very clear the moment you start it up. It’s a powerful piece of software packed with many useful features. The CPU, memory and disk drives can be benchmarked. The RAM memory’s bandwidth and latency are analyzed and the benchmarks for the CPU utilize SSE instructions, MMX and 3DNow! Important details like temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and power draw can be measured as this tool supports up to 150 sensors.
Furthermore, it can also alarm the user if the system becomes unstable and has a certain problem such as overheating or cooling fan failure. The hardware diagnostics are very accurate and details about your processor type, video card, RAM, operating system, system drivers and storage can be displayed. A list of the started processes and programs as well as DLL files, software licenses and more can be viewed. It also runs in the taskbar and you can instantly benchmark your disks or perform a system stability test, just by right clicking the taskbar icon and choosing “Tools”. All in all, the ultimate proof of Aida 64 being a forerunner in totality for me definitely reigns from the fact that accuracy and precision are both the buzzwords that define this software product.
Aida 64 is reliable, stable and works as it was designed to. However, fps spikes during gaming sessions are experienced by some users. You can always revert to an older version in order to fix this problem. The other minor con to point out is that with its mammoth capabilities, you shouldn’t expect it to run like a speed maniac during the scanning and diagnostic operations because it is justified to expect that this process might take a longer time than you would expect it to run since Aida 64 does a thorough job of scanning and diagnosing.
There are lots of system information utilities on the market and some of the alternatives to AIDA64 Extreme Edition include GPU-Z , Speccy and SpeedFan. GPU-Z is basically used for the monitoring of video cards. Speccy is a neat system information tool but lacks the overclocking capabilities and software diagnosis of Aida 64 while SpeedFan only knows two things: temperature and fan speed monitoring. There is no competition though as Aida 64 is jam packed with features and provides hardware and software diagnosis, benchmarking and overclocking tools all in one neat provision.
A reliable and flexible tool, Aida 64 gives its users the possibility to have access to the system’s hardware and software information as well as test its stability through benchmarks. The interface is organized, effective and doesn’t feel cluttered. The Report Wizard feature comes in handy because reports can be effected and important information about a specific component can be shared. All in all, Aida 64 is a surefire winner in its class.
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