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Toolbox utilities and essentials

Postby evasive » Tue May 04, 2004 8:39 am

You're supposed to put useful tools and utilities in this thread. If at all possible with information on what it is and where to find them.

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SiSoftSandra 2004

Postby steel609 » Tue May 04, 2004 9:07 am

SiSoftSandra -

http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?di ... angx=en&a=
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.
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3DMark®03 (Build 340)

http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark03.shtml
3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX®9.0b support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 Pro continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark
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3DMark®2001 Second Edition (Build 330)

http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark2001.shtml
The Gamers' Benchmark, combines DirectX®8.1 support with breathtaking graphics, and continues to accurately provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.
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PCMark™04 (Build 110)

http://www.futuremark.com/download/?pcmark04.shtml
PCMark04 Pro is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. A true unified application benchmark.
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Postby Copper » Tue May 04, 2004 9:11 am

Fresh Diagnose - System Information and PC Benchmarking software


http://www.freshdiagnose.com/rel/001fre ... e6-60.html


yahoo companion for I.E stops pop ups

http://uk.companion.yahoo.com/


if you are looking for drivers here i site worth looking at

http://www.input-drivers.com


spyware, adware, scumware, registry entries, files, cookies, etc removal

http://www.pcprivacysoftware.com/ads_alert.html
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Postby CDBurner » Tue May 04, 2004 9:14 am

Memtest86 - www.memtest86.com

Memtest86 is a good memory diagnostic program. It doesn't run from within Windows; it starts up from a bootable CD or floppy disk so that it can test the memory more thoroughly.
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Postby lshawelu » Tue May 04, 2004 9:16 am

Spyware Utilities

Spy Bot
Ad-Aware

Optimize Windows Xp

Tweakxp
Pentium 4 3.0c
Abit IC7-Max3
Corsair XMS Series 512mb PC 3200
80/160 GB Maxtor HD
ATI Radeon 9800 pro
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Windows XP Pro

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MBM5

Postby steel609 » Tue May 04, 2004 9:35 am

Motherboard Monitor -

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

Motherboard Monitor (MBM) is a tool that will display information from the sensor chips on your motherboard in your Windows system tray. MBM supports a wide range of Chipsets & Sensor Chip combinations.
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Aida32

Postby steel609 » Tue May 04, 2004 9:41 am

Aida32

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=181


AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. It can display information on the screen, print it, or save it to file in various formats like HTML, CSV or XML. For corporate users, AIDA32 offers command-line switches, network audit and audit statistics, remote system information and network management.
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Postby Sabrewings » Tue May 04, 2004 9:58 am

PowerMax

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm

Sure, it's by Maxtor, but I use it on every brand of HDD I come across and it works great. Has useful info, diagnostic utilities, etc.
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Postby tonycarr » Tue May 04, 2004 11:33 am

For testing mainly broadband internet connections and configuring rigs for the internet , click on the below link .

http://www.dslreports.com/tools

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Good overall system summary test , including internet speed , click on below link ...


http://www.pcpitstop.com
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Postby Mark H » Tue May 04, 2004 2:28 pm

For those few motherboards that MBM does not support/work with:

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

SpeedFan does much the same thing. It allows the user to set fan speeds, and will also monitor S.M.A.R.T. capable HDD's
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