Let’s face it. The economy really stinks. With economic conditions so lousy, it’s not surprising that PC sales are down. The best way to save money from a computing standpoint is to keep your computer running well. One of the best ways is to have a good diagnostic program like SiSoftware Sandra 2013. It’s a diagnostic utility for Windows.
SiSoftware Sandra is a 32- and 64-bit Windows system analyzer. It includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. It tries to go beyond other utilities to show you more of what is really going on under the hood so you draw comparisons at both a high and low-level in a single product. You can get information about the CPU, GPGPU, chipset, video adapter (GPU), ports, printers, sound card, memory, network. You can even get information on Windows, .NET and Java internal components installed on your machine.
SiSoftware Sandra has a great deal to offer. The free version is good, but the paid versions offer more. The biggest problem it has is that it’s very technical, and most computer users, aren’t. However, if you have a little bit of computer aptitude, you can learn a lot about your PC; and you can learn what to check when things start misbehaving.
If you can, create reports when things are running well. When you begin having problems with your PC, you can use the “known good” information and compare it to the current, not so good information. It may help you figure out what’s broken. However, you’re going to likely need to get smart about your PC’s components before you can take full advantage of the app.