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    TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

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    TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous
    • OCTA GATE Site Timer
    • CPU-Z
    • Belarc Advisor
    • TechPowerUp GPU-Z
    • NVIDIA® System Monitor
    • PC WIZARD
    • Magical Jelly Bean
    • Keyfinder v2.0.1
    • Desk Save
    • Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

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    TEST YOUR WEBSITE LOADING SPEED

    DESCRIPTION

    If you have a website, this is a great tool that'll help you keep on top of slow loading pages. It will show you every file that loads and how long they take to load.




    Click Here >>> OCTA GATE Site Timer





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    Program monitoring voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers.

    Description

    This freeware is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips.

    SpeedFan 4.34


    Click Here >>> SpeedFan 4.34

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    MAC OS: MDWorker & SpotLight, how to turn it off.

    If you go to your Activity Monitor from you Utilities Folder, you may see MDWorker running in the background causing the processor run, a lot. You can turn this off. First in your System Preferences window, click on Spotlight and un-select all the items. Second, you can try this shareware ($12.95) called Spotless 2.0.1 (Leopard Edition) for Mac OS X 10.5.x:
    http://www.fixamacsoftware.com/software/spot2/index.php



    DESCRIPTION:
    Spotless is a simple utility designed to enable and disable Spotlight content indexing of volumes with the click of a button.

    Spotlight content indexing can cause major slow-downs on volumes that are used for backup purposes, video rendering, Photoshop scratch disks, and a wide variety of tasks that involve the transfer of large amounts of data. Spotless can effectively and indefinitely disable the indexing of volumes that you specify. Even if the volume is a removable device, the indexing status is remembered when you remount it - even on a different computer!

    Simply adding volumes to Spotlight's privacy list does not achieve the same results as using Spotless. You may cause the Metadata Server to crash, and the volumes may be indexed the next time you mount them. Also, while adding volumes to the privacy list disables content indexing, it also prevents you from finding the files by name.

    Spotless allows you to delete existing Spotlight indexes. This will free up the space used by the index files on volumes that are no longer being indexed. You may also delete indexes on volumes that are being indexed. This will cause Spotlight to reindex the volume - especially useful if your index becomes damaged.

    Spotless also includes an on/off switch for Spotlight.

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    You can also do a Google Search for more options: disable spotlight os x

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    Here's some pretty easy to follow instructions for disabling Spotlight (make sure it is for the OS version you're using):
    http://osxdaily.com/2007/03/22/how-t...ble-spotlight/



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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    Don't know the brand name of your motherboard, CPU, etc?
    CPU-Z




    Click Here >>> CPU-Z

    Description

    CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

    Here's what info it gathers:
    CPU
    Name and number.
    Core stepping and process.
    Package.
    Core voltage.
    Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
    Supported instructions sets.
    Cache information.
    Mainboard
    Vendor, model and revision.
    BIOS model and date.
    Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
    Graphic interface.
    Memory
    Frequency and timings.
    Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
    System
    Windows and DirectX version.



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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    Taken from RadioActive of BioHzd: http://www.biohazardclan.com/modules...ewtopic&t=4472
    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by RaDioAcTivE
    Almost all gaming patches and files make use of the rar file compression system over the zip format. It's the industry standard because of it's ease of use in reading iwd files. If you do not have it installed on your system you should have it. It's free and self explanitory.
    http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10007677.html




    or dirrectly from the winrar labs

    http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    WinRAR 3.80 beta 4 .............Graphic/command line Trial 1206 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for Pocket PC Graphic only ..............Free 270 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for Linux .......Command line only Trial 773 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for FreeBSD Command line only Trial 759 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for Mac OS X Command line only Trial 614 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for MS DOS Command line only Trial 652 KB
    RAR 3.80 beta 4 for Linux x64 Command line only Trial 802 KB



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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    Hi All,

    Not sure if this application is in here or not, but it is great for remote desktoping is free, the features of pro are below.

    LogMeIn

    Description

    Access & Control Your PC from Anywhere
    For you, success means finding the perfect balance between work and life. You work hard and play hard. LogMeIn Pro gives you the edge you need: in the office, on the road or wherever you choose to go. Now with Remote Sound, Drag and Drop and so much more, you'll never come closer to actually being there.

    Gain seamless access to your home or office PC from any other computer with an Internet connection. It's the fastest, easiest, most reliable remote access solution available.

    Advantages of LogMeIn Pro
    • Remote Sound Hear email notifications, check web based voice mail or listen to music and podcasts from your host computer
    • Drag & Drop Seamlessly transfer files and folders between connected PCs
    • Sharing Share files or photos instantly with others, even those too large for email
    • Remote Printing Automatically print files from your remote PC to your local printer
    • Direct Connect Save time and clicks by going directly from the My Computer's page into a remote control or file transfer session
    • Mini Meeting Invite a colleague or friend to your PC for an online meeting; view only or full control
    • File Transfer Move files quickly between PCs
    • File Sync Synchronize files and folders on both PCs in seconds
    • Drive Mapping Link your local drives to your target PC
    • Quick Clips Short format how to video clips on LogMeIn features and functions



    Click Here >>> http://www.logmein.com




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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    Belarc System Advisor

    Main Page

    Description:

    The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

    Another neat feature is you are able to view all of your CD-Keys of installed software in an easy to read table.


    Click Here >>> Belarc Advisor
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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    TechPowerUp GPU-Z

    Description

    GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.


    Click Here >>> TechPowerUp GPU-Z


    -DM
    Mayham Thats All We Want!!

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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    NVIDIA software for NVIDIA nForce® Motherboards:


    Description

    NVIDIA® System Monitor is a new 3D application for seamless monitoring of PC component characteristics. Its unique and intuitive architecture is the ultimate foundation for delivering optimized system, thermal, and acoustic performance of your NVIDIA nForce® based PC and ESA certified components.




    -DM
    Mayham Thats All We Want!!

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    Re: TOOLS 3: System information / Miscellaneous

    PC WIZARD

    Description

    Since 1996 PC WIZARD is among the most advanced system information programs on the market. PC WIZARD 2008 is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It&#39;s able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.

    PC WIZARD 2008 is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

    PC WIZARD 2008 can be distributed freely (ftp, archives, CD-ROMs ...).



    Click Here >>> PC WIZARD

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    Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0.1

    Description:

    The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware open source utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install Windows from your registry. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 family of products. It also has a community-updated configuration file that retrieves product keys for many other applications. Another feature is the ability to retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations.





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    HiddenFinder V1.5.1


    [size=10pt]Description

    HiddenFinder is an advanced security utility which instantly detects and kills the hidden processes and drivers. Hidden process and driver can be the result of sophisticated spyware, backdoor, rootkit and virus attack. HiddenFinder explorers the system in kernel level and shows all running processes and drivers including hidden. The termination of hidden process immediately stops the major portion of spyware, virus and Trojan attack. The free trial version is limited but at least it can help you to know if you have a hidden process running in your back.



    Click Here >>> HiddenFinder V1.5.1


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    Desk Save


    Description

    In Windows, when screen resolution changes, the order of the desktop icons very often gets mixed up. With DeskSave it is quite easy to recover a previously saved icon layout either manually or automatically. Software developers are given the opportunity to test their applications in different screen resolutions without disarranging the desktop icons. Another good point is DeskSave is a freeware.




    Click Here >>> Desk Save

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    Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor


    Description

    Make sure your computer is ready for the edition of Windows Vista you want.

    The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor will help you to determine if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista. You can also use the Upgrade Advisor to determine if your Windows Vista-based PC is ready for an upgrade to a more powerful edition of Windows Vista.





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    ShowSize

    http://www.showsize.com

    Description:

    ShowSize is an amazing disk utility that can show you the sizes of folders and file types. In fact, ShowSize can display 8 new, useful file and folder lists on any disk location, local or network. With ShowSize, you will be able to explore your file system in ways not possible with a file manager like Windows Explorer.

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    Okay, I was like missing a whole bunch of hard drive space and I had no clue what happened to it. Using ShowSpace, the trail version, allowed me to find the files that were hogging up my drive. I recovered over 10 GB&#39;s within 15 minutes. Works great and fast. -greenbean.



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