Top 10 Laptop Maintenance Software

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, September 14, 2009

laptopmaintenanceLaptop maintenance is essential for optimal performance the system. Laptops have almost grown into our lives. From internet surfing to business work to schoolwork laptops are used for host of activities. It has become a must-have accessory for mobile professionals. But, with our fast-paced lifestyle and mobile living, we forget to do the routine maintenance on our computers, which results in system hardware malfunctioning. Now if you have an experience of such a let down you know how important is the maintenance of your laptop. To help you out with laptop maintenance we have sorted out a list of top 10 laptop maintenance software.

1. FreeMeter

This system has been designed to monitor your system’s performance. The software monitors disk space usage, network traffic, CPU utilization, disk transfer rates, memory usage, running processes, page file usage, system uptime, and system resources. FreeMeter offers 12 different meters to monitor overall performance of your laptop.


2. Battery Benchmark Tool

This program has been designed to test laptop battery. It can be set for testing in two modes (fast and normal) with two variants of load on hardware subsystem notebook either with no load or full load. It constructs a detailed graph of changes in the level of battery power. All these data can be viewed in a report file.


3. Battery Care

This software optimizes the usage and performance of the modern laptop battery. It monitors the battery’s discharge cycles and helps in increasing it’s autonomy, increasing it’s lifetime in the process.


4. CPUgenie

It is an advanced CPU power management application designed to reduce the CPU temperature and increase the netbook battery time. With this software you can make optimal utilization of CPU and save power at the same time. Some of its features include adjustable CPU speed management, per-application acceleration, greenVoltage Undervolting , and powerful monitoring.


5. CPU Monitor

This lightweight software adds a icon to the system tray. It displays the current utilisation of the systems processor


6. Laptop Battery Power Monitor 1

This freeware is a handy program that allows your laptop’s battery to be resized to 33%, 50%, or 75% of its original size. The software allows you to track the battery power of your laptop. When you hover the mouse before the battery icon it shows the charge status, total hours remaining, and percentage of battery life remaining


7. CPU-Z

This freeware provides detailed information on your laptop’s CPU and RAM. It also includes the speed tests. CPU Z is an easy to use program that shows CPU, cache, memory and other system details with a double-click.


8.  Performance Monitor 3.8.5

This program is designed to show CPU, Memory, Disk and Network utilization. Performance Monitor features four fully configurable small graphs and can be displayed in the tray area. The windows can be anchored and by moving the CPU window you would move the other attached windows. The CPU analysis guides you in setting program priority to save CPU usage. For larger monitor resolution its size can be doubled.


9. Hot CPU Tester Life

What can you do when things are not working properly in your system. You may try this system stability tool that tests the CPU and motherboard for errors. The program also offers a crash and error detector, assembly-level coding for the main procedures, and support for multiple threads with high priority level.


10. CPU Thermometer

This is free CPU temperature monitoring software that displays the current temperature of your laptop’s  CPU. The program supports both Intel and AMD processors.


September 11, 2010: 10:59 pm

The most valuable care for a laptop is caring for the connections on the laptop itself. Insure that no connections to the laptop are bent (power adapters, usb cables, headphones). This is a very common repair request and can easily be avoided if known in advance!

September 9, 2010: 6:15 pm

The number one thing we can suggest is securing the power cable adapter. If the power cable plug (the part that goes directly into the laptop) is ever bent up against the laptop by another object (knee, bedsheets, etc…), this could cause significant damage to the main motherboard. Same goes for anything else (headphones, usb cables). Just make sure no other object interferes with how things are plugged in and your laptop will live a long healthy life!

computer repair Orlando
August 11, 2010: 1:47 pm

Great stuff. Linking to this site under FAQ’s should help with the email load

July 11, 2010: 5:06 pm

Very useful information, recommending this to all my customers

July 5, 2010: 9:17 am

I tell all my customers that they really have to handle their laptop like a newborn baby. Many seem to think that they can just treat it any old way, and it will stand up, because it was designed to be portable. That expensive toy can quickly become a useless pile of electronics if it is not protected, and maintained. Just like the car you drive, that laptop needs regular maintenance. Weekly virus scans, periodic defragmentation and error checking will help prolong the life of your computer.

September 15, 2009: 4:15 pm

Are Acer part of gateway now? If so we can watch this one break down very soon?

September 15, 2009: 4:05 am

thanks to help me keep my laptop technically accurate and functional….

Sarin Iyer
September 15, 2009: 1:35 am

Hey quite an informative article. I really like the specifications. I bought an Acer Timeline 4810T a month ago and its really doing well.The good thing about Acer is that they give us the choice of selecting features, which we require and not thrown at us and that too, at affordable price. I think, where Acer scores over other laptops is more value for money.

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