AIDA64 Extreme Edition is an industry-leading System Information Tool, loved by PC enthusiasts around the world, which not only provides extremely detailed information about both hardware and installed software but also helps users diagnose issues and offers benchmarks to measure the performance of the computer.
AIDA64 Extreme has a hardware detection engine unrivaled in its class. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. As it is monitoring sensors in real-time, it can gather accurate voltage, temperature, and fan speed readings, while its System diagnostic Utility functions help detect and prevent hardware issues. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring either the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions, including Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
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||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
||Intel Pentium or better
|Hard Drive Space
||40 MB hard drive space
||AIDA64 Extreme Edition Software V 6.20.5300
||30 days trial version
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Features Of AIDA64 Extreme Edition
It provides over 50 pages of information on hardware configuration and over 50 pages of installed programs, software licenses, security applications, and Windows settings.
System Stability Test uses a 64-bit multi-threaded stress testing module to drive the computer to its absolute limits. Hard disk, SSD, and OpenCL GPGPU video adapter stress testing are also available.
It has the most accurate hardware detection capabilities in its class, to provide detailed information on the System Information Tool Viewersmputer internals without the need to open it up. The hardware detection module is strengthened by an exhaustive hardware database holding over 176,000 entries.
It provides over 50 pages of information on installed programs, software licenses, security applications, and Windows settings. A list of started processes, services, DLL files, startup programs, and visited web pages is also available.
External display support
AIDA64 can display vital system data on a variety of LCD/VFD devices connected to the computer. The latest AIDA 64 release supports over 50 LCD and VFD screens and introduces wireless remote monitoring of sensor values on smartphones and tablets.
It supports over 250 various sensor devices to measure temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and power draw. Measured values can be displayed on System Tray icons, OSD panel, Desktop Gadget, Logitech G15/G19 Gaming Keyboard LCD, and Razer SwitchBlade LCD.
Other Features of AIDA64 Extreme Edition System Information Tool
- Low-level hardware information: 47 pages
- Software and operating system information: 45 pages
- Security-related information: 6 pages
- DirectX information including Direct3D acceleration features
- Diagnostics module that simplifies troubleshooting
- Automatic online update
- 13 benchmark modules to measure CPU, FPU, and memory performance
- Benchmark reference results to compare measured performance to other information
- Cache & Memory Benchmark Suite
- Hard disk, optical drive, and flash drive benchmarking with RAID array support
- Up Time and Down Time statistics with critical errors counter
- Monitor Diagnostics to check the capabilities of CRT and LCD displays
- System Stability Test with thermal monitoring to stress CPU, FPU, memory, caches, and disks
Sensor Panel AIDA64 Extreme edition System Information Tool
- Temperature, voltage, and fan RPM data logging to HTML and CSV log files
- Overheating, voltage drop, overvoltage, and cooling fan failure detection
- High Definition Audio and Open AL sound card details
- AMD Stream, Direct3D Compute Shader NVIDIA CUDA, OpenCL GPGPU device information
- Smart Battery information
- Weblinks: IT portals, software, and driver download
- Manufacturer links: product information, driver and BIOS download
- Hardware information database for over 121,000 devices
- Overclock information
- Fully localized user interface: 35+ languages
- No installation or setup procedure required
During benchmarks, AIDA64 Extreme obviously puts a strain on CPU and RAM. However, it uses low resources otherwise. It has a good response time and worked well throughout our evaluation, without triggering the OS to hang, crash, or pop up error messages. Those interested in extra features may look into AIDA64 Engineer, AIDA64 Business Edition, and AIDA64 Network Audit.
How to install AIDA64 Extreme edition
Depending on your needs, you can deploy AIDA64 Extreme on your PC or use it without installation. The installation process is painless, you can complete it in a few moments, as it doesn’t require you to take any complicated steps.
The portable version comes as a ZIP package that you need to extract so you can run the tool. You’ll probably need an archiver tool if Windows’ built-in component doesn’t cut it. The advantage of using the portable version of AIDA64 Extreme is that it doesn’t create additional files or folders on your PC.
Additionally, it won’t tamper with any of your system’s registry entries, nor create unnecessary shortcuts here and there.
How to use AIDA64 Extreme System Information Tool
You can turn to this comprehensive tool if you want to find out more about your PC. More so, you can also use it to keep track of various parameters, ranging from voltage, temperature, and CPU usage to even fan speed values.
However, AIDA64 Extreme can also help you find driver or BIOS updates, generate reports, and create comprehensive graphs. Here’s a list of this program’s key features:
- Diagnostics support: It comprises more than 50 pages worth of hardware configuration details, installed programs, software licenses, Windows settings, and security apps
- Stress testing: lets you perform stress tests on your CPU, but also HDD, SSD, or OpenCL GPGPU
- Precise hardware detection: a hardware detection module powered by an extensive hardware database of over 200,000 entries
- Benchmark: It holds a collection of 64-bit benchmarks for various assessment operations
- Software info: lets you view a list of started processes, DLL files, services, visited pages, and startup programs
- Sensor panel: lets you build customizable graphs with gauges, images, and dynamic texts linked to various sensors from your PC
- External display: AIDA64 Extreme lets you display vital system data on various LCD/VFD devices
- Wireless remote monitoring: you can monitor sensor values remotely from your smartphone or tablet
- Several measurements: includes support for over 250 sensor devices to measure fan speeds, voltages, power draw, and temperature
- Customize display: This software lets you display measured values on the System Tray, as a desktop gadget, LCD panels, or OSD panels
Try to keep in mind that AIDA64 Extreme might be capable of even more than what’s mentioned above. For instance, you can use it to create detailed reports, as well as run diagnostics for your display monitor.
Extensive configuration section
If you like tinkering, you’re in for a treat; AIDA64 Extreme has a generous configuration section. You can access it by using the “Preferences” option in the “File” menu. Once you’re there, you can notice the rich tree-view on the left side, which you can use for navigation.
AIDA64 Extreme lets you configure settings regarding language, layout, stability, report, email, summary, content filtering, custom components, hardware monitoring, logging, external applications, correction, RGB LEDs, System Information Tool, LCD devices, desktop gadgets, and more.
Pros and cons of AIDA64 Extreme Edition System Information Tool
|Easy to use, easy to setup
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|Both installer and portable versions available
|Encompasses a wide variety of features
|Lets you perform stress tests and benchmarks
A reliable and flexible tool, Aida 64 gives its users the possibility to have access to the system’s hardware and software information as well as test its stability through benchmarks. The interface is organized, effective, and doesn’t feel cluttered. The Report Wizard feature comes in handy because reports can be affected and important information about a specific component can be shared. All in all, Aida 64 is a surefire winner in its class.