Download of the Week: AIDA64 + giveaway!

By on February 8, 2011, 7:59 AM
Congratulations to the winners: Jyrkz, complexxL9, denkile, Jetatt23, and madboyv1! Each will receive an AIDA64 Extreme Edition license key good for personal use in up to three different computers. You'll be contacted throughout the day via email with instructions on how to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who joined the contest!
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AIDA64 is a comprehensive yet streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking suite for Windows designed to assist home users and PC enthusiasts in technical chores such as overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. The program is an offspring of AIDA16, AIDA32, and the successor to the widely popular diagnostic utility Lavalys EVEREST that was recently acquired and discontinued by FinalWire.

Long time fans of Everest shouldn't be too concerned about the break up with Lavalys, though. As you can tell from the "AIDA" brand rebirth, development will be led by the suite's original creator and backed my many others that have been working on the project for years. In addition, FinalWire has wisely kept a familiar interface to that of Everest so that its users can find everything in the same intuitive, at-a-glance layout and get to work straight away.


Among its features are 32 and 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations, including memory and cache, CPU performance and disk transfer speeds -- including extensive support for flash based storage. The newest version adds support for Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, all the latest graphics technologies, 64-bit multi-threaded VP8 video encoding, among other things.

Besides benchmarking, AIDA64 supports over 150 sensor devices to measure temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and power draw, as well as very accurate hardware and software detection capabilities to get a detailed report on your computer's internals in a single place. What's more, FinalWire is looking to accelerate development and provide regular beta and stable updates for those that want to be at the cutting edge of diagnostic tools.

AIDA64 is definitely worthy of a place in your arsenal for testing hardware and keeping your machine in top shape. Unfortunately, no free version is available as was the case with the highly regarded AIDA32 a few years ago, but the kind folks at FinalWire have given us five Extreme Edition licenses (normally $40 each) for our readers. To participate simply leave a comment letting us know you want in and we'll draw five random winners over the weekend.*
Note: Only TechSpot community members can participate as we will use your account's email for notification purposes. As always, you can register here free of charge.




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DokkRokken said:

Looks like an excellent program. I'd like to be entered, please!

n00bzZy said:

So that's why there weren't any new Everest versions lately. Could use this one too

mxair2001 said:

This looks very useful, please enter me as well! Thanks!

Leeky Leeky said:

I'll enter if that's allowed?

lab5105 said:

Definitely want to try this program out.

Please enter me ^^.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Looks like an interesting program, I'd like to be entered in the draw please.

codefeenix codefeenix said:

This would be cool!

I want in!

ppelletier said:

Sounds like and excellent software to have ! Thanks

muhanned27 said:

im addicted to benchmarking ,,,

Mikymjr Mikymjr said:

I want in ;-)

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Could definitely use this when tweaking and stress testing the PC I build for friends & family... Count me in

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

5 lucky winners? I've always wanted a copy of this program.. well, I wanted Everest, but I found out about this months ago but havent bought it.

For those of you who are only "interested in trying this program out" there is a 30 day evaluation...

Please allow entries for members who are actually very interested in owning a copy of this program for everyday use. As I already use the old Everest everyday, I would like a program with continued support/updates from these programmers, MUCH APPRECIATED TECHSPOT.COM!!!!

Issun said:

Awesome, I'm in!

Jetatt23 said:

I was actually looking for a diagnostic tool over the weekend and found this, but alas, I couldn't afford the $40. I would love to be entered. Thanks!

mccartercar said:

Can I has license?

I give you cookie... (:#

javierkaiser javierkaiser said:

Very interesting! I want one!

danteoz said:

I loved using everest, one of the top benchmarking and configuration tools I've ever used!

cyriene said:

I really liked everest. Would like to try out this new version as I am overclocking and testing a new rig

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Certainly wouldn't hurt to have a license for this.

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm in! By the way, does anyone know what AIDA64 stands for?

jetkami said:

Everest has help me diagnose windows performance issues in the past. Would love a copy of this!

Psywar said:

/me wants license!!!!

NeoFlux said:

Sign me up! A must have piece of software for every enthusiast.

PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

Count me in! I've always enjoyed pushing my systems to the limit and this program would really help.

Osiris391 said:

I'm definitely in. It doesn't get any better than free!

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Would love a chance at AIDA64.

fref said:

Sounds great, count me in for the giveaway!

Chazz said:

Count me in! I could use something like this.

Frezzer said:

An interesting piece of software, enter me in please :)

DSP8000 DSP8000 said:

Great application, I would like to get my hands on it for sure. Count me in.Tnx.

rontot said:

I'd like to be entered!

mattyswe said:

I use everest a lot as build or repair 30-40 systems a week, this new version would be great help and even better if is was free :-)

Pick me, pick me

Zecias said:

cool, i'd like one

emmzo said:

Cool! Count me in too!

Rig said:

/license_request

Me want XD. would be good to see how out of date my computer may be :P

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why not I'll "sign up", I have and old copy of Everest, so a new version would be welcomed. =)

greatpaw said:

awesome I would def like to have a license of this!

EDO219 said:

huh ... Why is AIDA64 worth $40 when you can use CPU-Z, GPU-Z, and Real Temp for free?

lmanlo said:

Sounds as a great program. Might be useful program to have.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Count me in, por favor.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Please count me in for the draw, thanks.

huh ... Why is AIDA64 worth $40 when you can use CPU-Z, GPU-Z, and Real Temp for free?

Because none of those three programs allow I/O (memory, harddrive etc.) benchmarking...for a start.

Here's a brief overview

matchu said:

i'm in! *crosses fingers*

be_patient said:

I would love to be entered, thanks.

SirOreo said:

Throw my hat in the ring for a chance!

damenj said:

Nice!!! Please enter me into the drawing and GL everyone!!!

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Ooooh I want it!

Good luck to everyone in here, have learned to look for your replies everywhere! =)

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