>Tiny but Helpful Apps for You, the PC Gamer
>PCs have a lot going on. You need to have some sort of monitors and programs helping you sort everything out. You also don’t want those programs to be intrusive at all. Below are some highlights from an article by MaximumPC on tiny useful apps as well as our own picks (the only one from the article I don’t recommend is defraggler, you don’t need a defrag beyond the default in Windows 7):
is a hardware monitor with almost every read out available. CPUID
makes this app, it is small, lightweight and provides great intel
on your system.
is a program from CPUID
as well, and provides basic information about your CPU
, ram and GPU.
provides in-depth information about both Nvidia
and ATI GPUs
is a lightweight PDF
viewer that you should use over Adobe’s bloated reader.
software is bloated. Even Winamp
has extras no one needs. I prefer Foobar2000
. It uses almost no RAM right out of the box, perfect for playing music.