HWiNFO - Full Guide

To start troubleshooting using HWiNFO, follow this guide. It will walk you though how to setup logging and stress testing.

All 3 programs are required for this test. None are optional.

  1. Download HWiNFO from here
    All versions will work the same. You won't have to install the portable version.

  2. Download Prime95 from here (64-bit) or here (32-bit)
    If you are using chrome, you may need to copy-paste these links into a new tab.

  3. Download Furmark from here

  4. Start HWiNFO and launch it in sensors only mode

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  If you get a warning about an emedded EC sensor, just click "Do not monitor"

  1. In the sensors only mode window, go to settings and set the global polling frequency to 250 ms and press ok.

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  1. Start the logging process by clicking the green + with the paper icon and save a csv file to a location.


  1. Next, just as soon as you started logging with HWiNFO launch Prime95.


  1. Start the "Blend" test.


  1. It will look like this when running.


  1. After you get prime95 running, install and launch furmark. In the first menu, change the resolution to match your monitor. If you don't see your resolution listed, you can use custom resolution.


  1. Read the warning and press "GO!"


  1. Leave furmark as the top window on your screen.