Sir Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power.” If that’s true, the application we are looking at today should give you “The Power of Grayskull” with its ability to provide you with anything and everything you ever wanted to know about your computer.
FreshDiagnose is a program that analyzes and benchmarks every aspect of your computer system. Analyzing and benchmarking seems like it would only provide you with just a few reports about your computer, but FreshDiagnose will provide you with just about every report you could ever want about your computer.
So let’s take a look at what it can do.
Why Analyze and Benchmark?
Analyzing and benchmarking your PC allows you to see the true settings and performance of your PC. This could be done just for fun or to compare against your friend’s computer to find out who truly has the better computer. Most websites that review computer parts will benchmark the parts in order to get the best comparison between products.
FreshDiagnose has two basic functions that we just talked about, analyzing and benchmarking. The analysis part will generate lots of reports about all of the different options your computer has from hardware to software. The benchmarking part will provide you with your computer’s performance statistics. These reports and benchmarks are easily navigated due to an intuitive user interface.
There are seven different categories of reports in FreshDiagnose, and they include:
- Software System
- Hardware System
- Network and Internet
- Database System
- Hardware Resources
Each category has an array of reports that could take all afternoon to look through, but the good part is that these categories are clearly labeled and easy to navigate. In order to show you a little more about the reports, I decided to provide you with an example.
I wanted to find out more about my computer memory. In order to find this report, I opened up the Hardware System reports and found the one on memory. The following is the report that came up. As you can see, the report tells me all about my memory and its settings.
FreshDiagnose lets you run seven different types of benchmarks on your computer, and they include:
- Display Adapter
Each benchmark has various reports about the performance of that piece of hardware, and a comparison of your computer’s performance to that of some other computers. The only problem with this is that a lot of the systems it compares you to are older systems. In order to get newer comparisons, you may have to go search for some computer hardware review or benchmarking websites.
There aren’t very many things to complain about when it comes to FreshDiagnose. Other than the lack of new benchmarks, the only thing I could come up with is that it nags you to register. If you don’t register, it takes longer and longer to open up the program and the benchmarks don’t work. This may be a minor annoyance, but it is a small price to pay for a nice piece of software.
Overall, FreshDiagnose is a great program that is worth checking out even if you aren’t a super techie. It is very cool to look around at all of the different options on your computer that you never knew you had and to find out what your performance under the hood really is.
What are your opinions on FreshDiagnose? Do you know of any better alternatives?