Freeware Files: Five Apps for Diagnosing PC Problems!

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tugboat_2

 While your at the HDDScan site click on the "Documents" button and down load thar tutorial about harddrives. That is probably the best one I have ever come across. I used Foxit, since the free "PDF Editor" module installs Foxit as a virtual printer, to down load it as a PDF.

 

If you can't dazzel em with Brilliance, baffle em with bull puckey. (From the tome; Murphy's Law, Annex 5, Smooth Recoveries)

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nekollx

 isn't free...kinda knocks it out of your free ware round up when it costs 10 bucks

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TheMurph

Please tell me you saw the big "free download" button on the left-hand side of the page.  Here's a direct link: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

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nekollx

yes, yes i did.

 

But in my defense my net was acting up at the time.

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nekollx

 Gordon likes HDD Heath and its what i recently installed, you like HDD Scan. How do they compare Officier Murphy

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ArrecBarrwin

Cache, RealTemp (V. 3.00 at least) does have an option to display your GPU's temperature. To enable this, go to the main window of RealTemp, click "Settings" in the bottom right corner of the window, and under "System Tray Settings", check the box under "GPU".  You can enable the program to display the temperature of all four cores as well as the GPU, as well as set alarms for each.  You can even change the color of the font in the system tray for each =D

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Tekzel

In the description of HDDScan, you state "From there, you can conduct more thorough evaluations by using the
application to run offline S.M.A.R.T. testing of any drive in your
system, even those connected to your PC via USB or FireWire."  I can only assume by "offline" you mean pulling the drive out of a USB enclosure and plugging it directly into an IDE/SATA port on the motherboard?  From my knowledge, there is no way to read the SMART attributes on a USB connected drive, and likely Firewire as well though I have no experience with them.

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TheMurph

According to the program creators, the following drives are for-sure supported in regards to SMART attributes:

Storage device Controller chip
StarTeck IDECase35U2 Cypress CY7C68001
WD Passpopt Unknown
Iomega PB-10391 Unknown
Seagate ST9000U2 (PN: 9W3638-556) Cypress CY7C68300B
Seagate External Drive (PN: 9W286D) Cypress CY7C68300B
Seagate FreeAgentPro Oxford
CASE SWEXX ST010 Cypress AT2LP RC7
Vantec CB-ISATAU2 (adapter) JMicron JM20337
Beyond Micro Mobile Disk 3.5" 120GB Prolific PL3507 (supported only USB)
Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 Prolific PL2507

 

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Tekzel

Ah ok, so its a microscopically small subset of USB HDD enclosures.  Got ya. :)

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masterjediama

PC wizard 2008 does the same thing as all of these programs put together. It even does some beanchmarking too.

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SplashPants

but I need something to monitor my GPU temp at the same time... and SpeedFan can do it all in one. So I think speedfan is a nicer monitoring tool. I have tested both speedfan, and coretemp, and other benchmarking/monitoring tools and the temperatures all turn out the same for me.

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Cache

I personally think Core Temp is more valuable for the actual temps, but I like having an 'all-in-1' value for the GPU heat as well.  Ah well, maybe someday they can update the program.

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jamesrascal

Great list. Thanks for these programs, but what I find wered is that this was posted at 10:30 AM and if i am correct this is a US based MAG  so how is it at 12:22 AM (PST) i am able to read this? or do you guys run on  a non-american time?

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