Softpedia Editor's Review for AIDA64 Extreme Edition (EVEREST)
Streamlined Windows diagnostics, benchmarking and hardware monitoring software
Written by Bogdan Popa on January 4th, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for AIDA64 Extreme Edition (EVEREST)
It's easy to get to know your computer; you just need an advanced application and some knowledge in this regard to learn all about your hardware. And the Internet is full of this kind of software solutions but, as always, there's one that claims to have all you'd ever need.
It's called AIDA64 Extreme Edition, previously known as Everest, and offers one of the most detailed reports we've ever seen for such an application. The amount of information it provides is amazing and you won't really need another tool for learning more things about the hardware hidden under the hood of your computer.
The installation process doesn't pose any complications and the interface of the program is extremely clean and organized. The information is categorized in a manner similar to the standard Windows Device Manager; the difference is considerable though, as AIDA64 Extreme Edition displays much more detailed reports.
In just a few words, AIDA64 Extreme Edition can do whatever you want and is able to provide you with a complete set of statistics for every single hardware part of your computer, including temperature, voltage and cooling fan monitoring, hard disk drives transfer speed, optical drives details and many more.
Plus, the application includes a well-developed benchmark section that allows you to measure CPU, FPU and memory information and compare the results with other similar hardware. The developer updates the hardware list every once in a while, so the information offered by the software is always up to date. It has support for more than 35 languages in order to reach its maximum potential wherever it's being used.
It's difficult to name just a good thing about this software, as developers have improved most of the parts, so it now comes with a great interface, very powerful functions and impressive functionality.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (EVEREST) description
Here are some key features of "AIDA64 Extreme Edition (EVEREST)":
· 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
· Tweaking features
· Automatic online update
· 13 benchmark modules to measure CPU, FPU and memory performance
· Benchmark reference results to compare measured performance to other systems
· Cache & Memory Benchmark Suite
· Hard disk, optical drive and flash drive benchmarking with RAID array support
· UpTime and DownTime 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
· Hardware Monitoring to monitor system temperatures and voltages on the System Tray, OSD, Vista Sidebar or Logitech keyboard LCD
· 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 OpenAL sound card details
· AMD Stream, Direct3D Compute Shader, nVIDIA CUDA, OpenCL GPGPU device information
· Smart Battery information
· Web links: 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
· Processor: Intel Pentium or later
· System memory: 32 MB or more. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks require at least 128 MB system memory (CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks require at least 128 MB system memory).
· Required disk space to install: 20 MB
· 30 days trial
· The trial version restricts the access to some hardware and software information
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Hardware Monitoring / new item: DIMM power
· Motherboard / CPUID / CPU power limits information for Intel Sandy Bridge+
· improved support for Intel Valleyview, Avoton, Rangeley SoC
· SMBus controller enabling on Intel Lynx Point, Lynx Point-LP
· TDP and TDC limit detection for Intel Sandy Bridge+
· DIMM power monitoring for Intel Sandy Bridge-E, Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell-E
· motherboard specific sensor info for Asus P8Z77-V LE Plus
· GPU sensor information for CHiL CHL8203, CHL8212, CHL8213, CHL8214 (nVIDIA)