Looking for some specific software.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Comp01, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    I just bought a new PC, and I am now looking for 3 thins: a good benchmarking program (A free one, possibly?), a good defragmentor (for drives >40GB) and a scandisk program, anyone know of any good ones?
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    Hi Comp01,

    That you bring this up, I do recall viewing you're requested items here before.....

    From the "The Prince of Downloads" (ICE/iceni60 :D )....EVEREST, system information utility (formerly the excellent AIDA32). Nice recommendation from this thread. ;)

    Now I don't run this 'yet' (looks quite good BTW), but Gerardwil swears by it (don't you Gerard :cool: ),
    BUZZSAW & DIRMS for you're defragmentation needs....

    Finally (and the key to running native ScanDisk and Defrag really is to close background applications),
    jump over to BROADBAND Reports for some comments concerning you're last program.

    ALL FREE !


    Best,
    GF
     
  3. Firecat

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    For defragmentor and ScanDisk do what GlobalForce says. For system benchmarking there are many apps:

    SiSoft SANDRA (never used it myself as I am on dialup and cannot download)
    FutureMark PCMark
    FutureMark 3DMark (graphics card benchmarking)
    ScienceMark 2.0

    These apps should be good enough for the job.

    Regards,
    Firecat
     
  4. iceni60

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    i don't really do any benchmarking, but as well as Everest, PC Wizard can benchmark too. and, i think they are well worth having. between them they can tell you everything you need to know about your PC.

    here's the link to futuremark
    http://futuremark.com/download/

    and here's something that's still a beta. there is a note that says it may have bugs, so it's up to you :doubt:
    http://www.7byte.com/?page=metabench#screenshots

    here's something else by the people that make PCWizard. it's called CPU-Z and it gives you info about your PC. not benchmarking, but it can help if you need to find out what you have
    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    there's also somethig called Super-PI which tests how fast you can compute pi. you could do a search for that.
    i use BUZZSAW & DIRMS too. defrag with DIRMS, then put BUZZSAW in startups.
     
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