This nifty little program lets you get under the hood of your operating
system. It contains a package of tools to analyze all your Windows
components. Like other system tools, it makes inquiries into your
Registry settings; beyond that, it makes calls to your processor,
cache, memory modules, chip sets, and monitor. It also makes
independent calls to your BIOS and I/O ports, helping you detect
conflicts that are independent of your OS. Finally, the program tells
you the benchmark of your computer.
depth of analysis separates Dr. Hardware from its competitors. It
provides information about SDRAM modules; sensor chips and main-board
chip set; and any type of device your PC might have, whether it's SCSI,
EIDE, or PCI. It also provides benchmarks for the CPU, the video
adapter, and CD-ROM and DVD drives. This latest release detects the
latest processors, PCI devices, and main-board chip sets.
Dr. Hardware's sophistication, its interface is surprisingly intuitive.
Don't let the clean interface fool you into thinking the program is a
lightweight--it packs a punch, and at $19, it really is shareware at
its best. (Reviewed:
Dr. Hardware 2003 / 4.0.0e)
5 - Dr. Hardware 2003 is a quick, easy way to get detailed
information about hardware, and Windows and benchmark details on any
Windows computer. It installs in minutes and, depending on your system,
can give you a system overview in seconds...
Lastly, I made my way to Dr. Hardware 2003's Benchmarks screen. Here I
performed several benchmark tests on my test machine... I really liked the way Dr.
Hardware 2003 presented the results—showing my PC against several
system standards... (Reviewed: Dr.
Hardware 2003 4.5.0e, September 30, 2003)