Wednesday, October 6th 2010

FinalWire Announces AIDA64 State of the Art Diagnostic Software

FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.00 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.00 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.

As a descendant of the award-winning AIDA16 and AIDA32 software, and the successor to the widely popular diagnostic utility Lavalys EVEREST, the brand new AIDA64 version leaps forward into the next decade by introducing a collection of 64-bit processor and memory benchmarks, an enhanced 64-bit system stress test module, and a further expanded hardware database.
"After the splitting up of Lavalys, we at FinalWire are happy to continue our efforts of delivering a dependable monitoring software to our faithful users" said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. "Since the introduction of our first diagnostic utility ASMDEMO in 1995, we have built a passionate community of hobby users, hardware enthusiasts, and professional overclockers. Using the valuable feedback we have collected from them in the past few years, we have created a software for the new decade of 64-bit multi-core systems."

New and Enhanced Benchmarks
Besides introducing 64-bit variants of its proven memory and processor benchmark methods, AIDA64 implements an optimized ZLib data compression benchmark and an enhanced set of fractal computational floating-point benchmarks. It also adds a new CPU benchmark method to determine cryptographic hash value calculation performance. All AIDA64 processor benchmarks are now fully ported to 64-bit, scale up to 32 processor cores, and utilize MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instructions to unlock the full potential of modern multi-core Intel and AMD processors.

Solid-state drive support
AIDA64 further extends its exhaustive hardware database by adding 300 solid-state drives (SSD), making the database count over 115,000 entries total. On top of the usual ATA auto-detect information the new SSD database enables AIDA64 to display flash memory type, controller model, physical dimensions, and data transfer performance data. The new AIDA64 version also implements SSD-specific SMART disk health information for Indilinx, Intel, JMicron, Samsung, and SandForce controllers.

Improved stress testing, alerting and hardware monitoring features
The popular System Stability Test module is now ported to 64-bit to put the most demanding workload on both the system memory and all available CPU cores. Overheating, over-voltage, and cooling fan alerts are now fine-tunable with alert sound and emergency application launch. The real-time hardware monitoring module was further improved by adding Intel QST 2.0, Koolance TMS-200, and DIMM thermal sensor device support.

Upgrading from EVEREST
FinalWire provide free upgrade path for EVEREST customers until October 20, 2010. For terms and conditions, visit this page.

Pricing and Availability
AIDA64 Extreme Edition and AIDA64 Business Edition are available now at the online store. Additional information on product features, system requirements, and language versions is available here. Join our Discussion Forum at forums.aida64.com.
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41 Comments on FinalWire Announces AIDA64 State of the Art Diagnostic Software

#1
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Fiery, you should touch base with admin here to confirm your UID, and get a title under your name so others know who you are. ;)
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#2
mumak
I know Fiery since long time (14 years?, since the days of his first ASMDEMO) and he's a very fine, extremely helpful and polite guy. It was always a pleasure for me to work with him. I know a bit about the background of this story, I know a lot about the past and a bit about the near future.. The fact is, that all the AIDAs and Everest were his babies. The thing with Lavalys was a step back - they have not fulfiled their duties, damaged the company and violated the agreements. So the whole partnership was terminated. All the IP rights remain (and always have been) on Fiery's side. So what currently happens, is that Lavalys didn't publish the TRUTH - Lavalys is violating the law by selling software for which they do not have the rights anymore ! Poor customers that buy now from Lavalys..
It would be nice if ppl could spread this fact to as many places as possible.
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#3
Super Sarge
mumak said:
I know Fiery since long time (14 years?, since the days of his first ASMDEMO) and he's a very fine, extremely helpful and polite guy. It was always a pleasure for me to work with him. I know a bit about the background of this story, I know a lot about the past and a bit about the near future.. The fact is, that all the AIDAs and Everest were his babies. The thing with Lavalys was a step back - they have not fulfiled their duties, damaged the company and violated the agreements. So the whole partnership was terminated. All the IP rights remain (and always have been) on Fiery's side. So what currently happens, is that Lavalys didn't publish the TRUTH - Lavalys is violating the law by selling software for which they do not have the rights anymore ! Poor customers that buy now from Lavalys..
It would be nice if ppl could spread this fact to as many places as possible.
Fiery must be Tamas Miklos of Hungary
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#4
mumak
Uncovered :D

Super Sarge said:
Fiery must be Tamas Miklos of Hungary
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#5
toyo
Lavalys updated their Everest... what's REALLY going on here - who's working on their Everest if Fiery left? Can they do that?
Also, look at this quote from an official Lavalys response to a worried client:
Thank you for taking the time to verify with us. This situation is tricky and we are currently engaging legal procedures against this individual. We are currently working on our own solution. Any "upgrade" from Everest offered by this website is unauthorized and therefor if something happen during this process we won't be able to help you in any way.
* note the grammar mistakes... hmmm
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#6
DigitalUK
it is deffo a strangle thing, it looked really odd the other day. is fiery right and he owns the source code or has the source been liberated.
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#7
Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
toyo said:
Lavalys updated their Everest... what's REALLY going on here - who's working on their Everest if Fiery left? Can they do that?
I'm sorry, but there was no EVEREST updates for a month already:

http://www.lavalys.com/support/downloads

Where did you see a more recent EVEREST release than Sep-08-2010?
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#8
toyo
Man you're right, I apologize for the wrong information! One friend that uses Everest too told me that it was updated yesterday and when I quickly checked it, it seemed right... never saw Oct vs Sep difference.
If you're active, may I ask if you will provide a portable, no need to install version of AIDA64?

Thank you.
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#9
Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
toyo said:
If you're active, may I ask if you will provide a portable, no need to install version of AIDA64?
It's already there, just grab the ZIP package (either the stable or the beta release) from:

http://www.aida64.com/downloads/a64xe

Extract the contents of the ZIP file into a new, empty folder on your USB flash drive. Then start AIDA64.EXE straight from the flash drive, and enter your license key (if you have already got one). That will effectively save your license key into your USB flash drive (into the AIDA64 folder, file name will be PKEY.TXT), so you can take AIDA64 with you, fully registered/unlocked, and you can use it anywhere.

Later on, when you find a new AIDA64 release and you wanna upgrade to it, you can just download the new ZIP package from our web page, extract it to your existing AIDA64 folder on your USB drive, overwrite any existing files, and you're done with the software update. That method will even retain all your settings and adjustments you made in AIDA64 so far.
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#10
toyo
I see. It's very nice that you kept the old Everest update/beta "mechanics". Thanks again for everything and good luck sorting it out with Lavalys.
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#11
X_demob
Why not just call it AIDA ... I had to come to TechPowerUp to learn it's compatible with 32bit systems. One other thing to mention is SSD support, which wasn't available on the last release of Everest but is available on AIDA64. Current Vertex SSD temp is 1 degree C ... Current Samsung HHD temp is 29 degrees C
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#12
buggalugs
X_demob said:
One other thing to mention is SSD support, which wasn't available on the last release of Everest but is available on AIDA64. Current Vertex SSD temp is 1 degree C ... Current Samsung HHD temp is 29 degrees C
Take it up with OCZ, its a firmware issue. Gonna be fixed soon apparently.
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#13
BababooeyHTJ
buggalugs said:
Take it up with OCZ, its a firmware issue. Gonna be fixed soon apparently.
If that is your only issue consider yourself lucky. I still have nightmares about my OCZ ssd.
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#14
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Have it . One thing I have noticed is that if I have this running while I game my games will stutter and/or skip along with the sound quite annoying , I wished they would fix that .
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#15
X_demob
BababooeyHTJ said:
If that is your only issue consider yourself lucky. I still have nightmares about my OCZ ssd.
What was wrong with it coz I'm lovin mine ... then again it's only been installed 2 days, so maybe the worst is yet to come.
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#16
BababooeyHTJ
X_demob said:
What was wrong with it coz I'm lovin mine ... then again it's only been installed 2 days, so maybe the worst is yet to come.
I had some serious firmware issues with my old 30GB Vertex. All of my data would just randomly suddenly become corrupted after a while. It would take a month or so to happen and I didn't even know that it was because of the ssd for the longest time.
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