AIDA32 is a system information utility that offers diagnostics on your computer system, much similar to System Information for Windows. You can make use of it to learn what's under the hood of your computer.
The application does not require installation, which means you can run it from a removable drive without altering the system registry.
Upon entering AIDA32 itself, you are greeted by a standard interface with a few options to view on the left. There is the summary information of your computer system displayed, including motherboard, server, display, multimedia, storage, devices, software and DirectX information.
In the motherboard section you can monitor the current utilization of your CPU - highly recommended for avid game players, web developers and especially for users who put their system under a considerable amount of stress.
The application allows you to find out how much physical memory or virtual memory you are using, how long your computer has been active for, what applications automatically run at Windows startup, or which software is licensed. All reports can be saved in HTML, CSV or XML formats.
AIDA32 also features a Disk Benchmark utility for measuring the performance of SCSI and ATA hard disk drives and a Monitor Diagnostics plugin for performing intensive HDD tests.
The downside of the project is that it was discontinued in 2004. But the crowd of fans remains, even though development has halted for good.
In conclusion, we recommend you use AIDA32 with confidence because certain information of your computer system that you didn't even know about could be revealed.