Is there a piece of software that will tell me if my PC’s hardware is working properly?

John Paul Wohlschied September 8, 2012

I think that my motherboard is on the way out. Is there a piece of software that checks the health of my PC’s hardware? What would you recommend?

  1. HLJonnalagadda
    September 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    AIDA is the way to go. been using it for many years now. It used to be called Everest before. Has a host of features that can monitor activity, and check the status of all H/W.

  2. Alex Perkins
    September 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    You could use GPU-Z for the graphics card, CPU-Z for the CPU and SpeedFan for monitoring temps.

  3. Darren Reynolds
    September 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    if only it was that simple

  4. Josh Barrett
    September 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    your best bet is Ultimate Boot CD, However, I recomend the regular and not the previously mentioned Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, But your choice. The interface takes some getting used to, but It can test virtually everything, and is overall amazing. Of course, you do need a CD to burn first...

  5. Jordyn Bushaw
    September 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Or ubcd.

  6. Jordyn Bushaw
    September 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Yes, device manager.

  7. Amerisphere Software Technologies
    September 9, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Acronis Drive Monitor can tell you if any of your hard drive's a failing.

  8. Boyd Yocum
    September 9, 2012 at 1:06 am

    There can be a couple of different things going on. First off why would you think that you mobo is going bad, it can be simple thing such as you having to many services running to just simple updates. A little more information could narrow down what could be causing you lack of speed or what ever symptoms you might be experiencing. A little more explanation of problems would help to narrow down the issues that you are having

  9. Carbon
    September 9, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I use Futuremark's 3D Vantage and 3D Mark 11 to test my hardware. I also use them along with CPUZ's Hardware Monitor to test my desktop's cooling systems.

  10. venkatp16
    September 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    very useful question..

    Thanks all who provide the information.

  11. Swaggrous Emeks
    September 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    yes,there are a lot of them like Speedy pc pro, IObit Advanced SystemCare Free and CCleaner

  12. Tanveer Ahmed
    September 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Try PC wizard a free tool that give u detailed information about ur PC
    Download here

  13. MrXlover
    September 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

    What bit system do you have? I prefer AIDA32, it is professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. If you have 64bit PC, there is also Aida64

  14. Bruce Epper
    September 8, 2012 at 7:47 am

    SiSoftware's Sandra 2012 (Lite) is a diagnostic package that does a good job of evaluating hardware. The Lite version is free. They have commercial versions for home, professional and enterprise use as well starting aroung $60 and going into the thousands.

  15. ha14
    September 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

    there are some benchmarking tools but they are shareware they test all hardware on your pc.

    avanquest fix it utilities should have pc benchmark option.

    smithmicro CheckIt Diagnostics

  16. Vipul Jain
    September 8, 2012 at 3:23 am

    You can always try CPU-Z to keep track of all H/W activities. Though it might not give you future predictions about something going to fail.

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    September 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

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