With a world of intertwined parts housed in ever-smaller housing, it’s easy to be oblivious about what’s going on ‘ under the hood’ of a PC. Unfortunately, with daily wear and tear, it is anticipated a desktop will become sluggish, overheat or require a replacement part during its lifespan. While performance and other issues occur with any form of technology, determining the root of the problem can be quite a challenge.Of course, if you are a computer expert disassembling $1,000 plus worth of equipment is a cakewalk. However, for the average computer user, this notion can make the strongest queasy. There is the option of hiring a technician to diagnose and fix the problem, which will be costly. Or, you can take a preemptive approach and perform some of the detective work yourself.Taking initiative and preparing for the inevitable is key. Personally, I have made the upkeep of my new all-in-one-HP a priority. In my pursuit of maintaining my PC, I came across HWInfo, considered one of the best free hardware diagnostic tools.Assured it would provide me an up-close view of my system, I tested the program. By no means is my skill that of an expert. I am one of those typical computer users with a hint of practical know-how. Here’s my take on HWInfo.
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