Intel’s list of hw tools (most 3rd party)

From: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-032037.htm

Feature/Area Tool/Software/Site Description
Processor Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool The Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool is a free application used to verify the functionality of an Intel microprocessor. The diagnostic checks for brand identification, verifies the processor operating frequency, tests specific processor features and performs a stress test on the processor.
Processor Intel® Processor Identification Utility The Intel® Processor Identification Utility is provided by Intel to enable customers to identify the brand, features, package, intended frequencies and actual operating frequencies of their Intel microprocessor. You can also use the utility to discern whether or not an Intel® Processor is being operated above its Intel rated frequency.
Processor PerfMonitor* PerfMonitor is a processor performance monitoring tool that allows you to track the frequency of 4 events chosen in a set of model-specific list. It can be used to identify the performance bottlenecks of a system, or to monitor a program for cache-miss rate or mis-predicted branches. PerfMonitor can also be used as a hardware-level CPU comparison tool, comparing the key parameters of different CPUs running the same benchmark.
Processor Tmonitor* TMonitor displays the active clock of each individual core of the processor. A very high refresh rate (20 times per second) allows you to visualize the smallest clock variation in real time. TMonitor is able to detect mechanisms such as Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, and therefore allows you to clearly visualize its effect as the processor is working.
Processor, memory CPU-Z* CPU-Z is a freeware application that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
Memory Memtest86+* A free, stand-alone memory testing program.
Memory Windows Memory Diagnostic* A free memory test tool provided by Microsoft*. Very similar to other memory testing programs, Windows Memory Diagnostic performs a series of extensive tests to determine what, if anything, is wrong with your computer memory.
Overclocking Overclock.net* Overclock.net is an online community which includes forums, reviews, and articles related to overclocking.
Overclocking Overclockers.com* Overclockers.com is an online community which includes forums, reviews, and articles related to overclocking.
Overclocking Prime95* A useful stability testing program for overclockers.
Complete system AIDA64* A complete PC diagnostics software utility that assists you while installing, optimizing or troubleshooting your computer by providing all the information you can think of about your system, from hardware devices and installed drivers to operating system security and stability metrics.
Complete system PC Wizard 2010* A utility designed for detection of hardware; also analyzes and benchmarks hardware, such as CPU performance, cache performance, RAM performance, hard disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, removable/flash media performance, video performance, and MP3 compression performance.
Complete system HWMonitor* HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE* IT87 series, most Winbond* ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.
Complete system BurnIn Test* A software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously stress tested for endurance, reliability and stability.
Complete system WinSAT* The Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) assesses the performance characteristics and capabilities of a computer. Developers can use this API to develop software that can access the performance and capability information of a computer to determine the optimal application settings based on that computer’s performance capabilities.
Complete system SpeedFan* SpeedFan monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. It also can access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures.
Complete system Open HW Monitor* Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source application that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer. It supports most hardware monitoring chips found on today’s motherboards.
Complete system HWiNFO32* HWiNFO32 is a hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. It is designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about a computer’s hardware.
Complete system Hmonitor* Hardware sensors monitor utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans. Hmonitor continually monitors the various parameters.
Complete system PerformanceTest* PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.
Complete system Speccy* Speccy gives you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer, including CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics cards, hard disks, optical drives, and audio support. Additionally, Speccy adds the temperatures of the different components.
Graphics 3DMark* Benchmark programs that run intense tests that strain even the latest hardware. By comparing your benchmark score with millions of others you can find problems with hardware and software.
Graphics MonitorTest* Allows you to investigate the quality and performance of your computer monitor or LCD flat panel screen.
Audio SoundCheck* Allows you to test your PC sound card, speakers and microphone; verify that your sound card can record and playback sounds at various audio sample rates; and check the capability of your speakers to reproduce the highest and lowest frequencies.
Hard drive Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox Tools and diagnostics for Intel® Solid-State Drives.
Hard drive Seagate SeaTools* A comprehensive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that helps you quickly determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer. It includes several tests that will examine the physical media on your Seagate or Maxtor disk drive and any other non-Seagate disk drive.
Wireless WirelessMon* Allows you to monitor the status of wireless WiFi adapter(s) and gather information about nearby wireless access points and hot spots in real time.
Keyboard KeyboardTest* Checks that all the keys on a keyboard are functioning correctly, checks the keyboard LEDs, looks at the internal scan codes being generated by the keyboard and measures typing speed.
USB USB 2.0 Loopback* Active loopback plugs are the quickest, most effective way to verify that a PC’s USB ports are working correctly.

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