HWiNFO helps to monitor and diagnoses the performance of computers including hardware and software. Users can use it to benchmark their computers.
There is no installation required for HWiNFO. You can simply launch it from the executable file. You can also save it to any storage medium like a USB flash drive. Whenever you want to launch it, you can attach the USB to your system and launch it directly from removable storage.
The default configuration will be a good setting almost in all cases and tests. It will monitor the typical sensors only. HWiNFO is only available for Windows. It does not support Linux but there are few alternatives of HWiNFO are available that can run easily on Linux for example Neofetch, Screenfetch, etc. HWiNFO32 is designed to run on every Windows, and it will automatically check for software updates online, and also keep an eye on the minimum, maximum, and average temperature of the system.
Yes, HWiNFO is safe to run. It does not occupy a large space on the system and does not affect the overall performance of the system.
HWiNFO is also used in monitoring the temperature of your CPU. But it is not the best option for this purpose. You can go with other software like Ryzen, which represents the temperature more accurately.
Both the software have almost the same working and procedure. HWMONITOR mainly used for monitoring windows programs which are utilizing PC systems' main health sensors. As reported by various users, by testing both software for the same program, the results seem different. In most cases, users agreed to have accurate results from HWiNFO.
HEWiNFO is safe, free, and easy to use, with no requirement, and free from bugs. It can monitor your system's performance efficiently. But if you face any problem with it, there are thousands of alternatives available like CPU-Z, which is one of the best competitors to the HEWiNO. Other options are Open Hardware Monitor, Speccy, and GPU-z.