4 Best Diagnostic Apps

Memtest86+

Memtest86+

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
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Pros:

  • Comprehensive memory testing can be run from floppy, CD or USB; has more test options than MemTest86+; graphical interface when your system uses UEFI.

Cons:

  • Limited console (character-based) interface when your system has a BIOS.

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CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

Appsreview Score:
94/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Resident monitoring, alarm for temp and health, shows temp for each drive in system tray, S.M.A.R.T

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  • Resident monitoring, alarm for temp and health, shows temp for each drive in system tray, S.M.A.R.T. and general info about internal/external hard drives, settings to adjust AAM /APM.

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Cons:

  • Must set it up to be a resident and to startup in the system tray for constant monitoring, no surface (block/sector) tests or S.M.A.R.T. tests.

Bottom Line:

CrystalDiskInfo is a free utility for diagnosing hard drives that monitors the technical condition and monitors the temperature of HDD / SSD drives, monitors the values of S.M.A.R.T. and allows you to build their graphics.

HWMonitor

HWMonitor

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Small and swift
  • Accurate and efficient
  • Free

Cons:

  • Prefers newer hardware
  • Pro version overpriced.

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HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips. In addition, it can read mo

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HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast

Appsreview Score:
100/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Supported apps work well
  • Chrome tab casting is very useful
  • Easy setup
  • Works on mult

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  • Very affordable
  • Supported apps work well
  • Chrome tab casting is very useful
  • Easy setup
  • Works on multiple platforms
  • Good Netflix and YouTube streaming performance

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Cons:

  • App support limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play
  • Tab casting offers pixelated video for now
  • No central playback controls

Bottom Line:

With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Chromecast, Google Home and other Assistant speakers.