Gamers, as well as, non-gamers spend a lot of time in front of their computers chatting, browsing, or even watching something naughty ( if you get what I mean). However, a number of people kind of neglect the fact of having certain programs that would facilitate the job for them, and the surprise? they’re free. Today, we will be talking about ” Essential 5 Programs Every Gamer Should Have on Their PC “
HWMONITOR or as they call CPUID HWMonitor is a program that helps you monitor the temperatures of your components. Such as GPU, CPU, Motherboard, and your Hard Drive. It’s a useful program that will help gamers, as well as, non-gamer to avoid a handful of problems. For example, when gaming, the game puts a heavy load on your PC, so it’s wise to stay alert of the temperature readings when gaming. This will help you to see upcoming issues from miles away. If you’ve tried CPU-Z before, I’d recommend using this one too, or another great alternative called SpeedFan. All of these can be downloaded from their official sites which I linked you to.
CCleaner and Speccy
First of all, let’s start with CCleaner. It is an interesting utility used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. In addition, this piece of hardware helps to speed up your slow PC, and defrag the hard drive for you with just a click. Oh, and it has a built-in sensor that monitors your CPU, GPU, and Hard Drive temperature. CCleaner is one of the longest-established system cleaners, first launched in 2004. It was originally developed for Microsoft Windows only, but in 2012, a macOS version was released.
Secondly, CCleaner developed another program called Speccy. This one is a freeware utility software and runs under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP for both IA-32 and x64 versions of these operating systems, which shows the user information about hardware and software of the computer. It is a useful program for those who can’t memorize their system specifications, and trust me, it will come in handy when you need it the most.
Wise Game Booster
Wise Game Booster is designed specifically to free up your RAM usage and squeeze that little performance out of your computer. Note, this program isn’t needed for high-end computer as it won’t make such a big difference. However, when using this on a low-end computer, you’ll notice that your PC has speed up a little bit compared to when its RAM was full. Just like CCleaner, Wise Game Booster ends unnecessary programs and stops irrelevant services with one single click. If you’re about to game, I highly recommend this one.
MSI Afterburner is a very known tool that has multiple functionalities. The aforementioned is is a handy overclocking utility for graphics cards brands such as MSI, ASUS, and ZOTAC. In addition, with this tool, you can control your GPU Voltage, GPU fan speed, as well as, Shader and memory clocks. However, MSI Afterburner is mostly used for its benchmarking functionality which helps gamers to determine whether the game is running smoothly ( 60FPS+) or slowly. It also has readings which show your GPU/CPU usage and their respectable temperature. Oh, and it has RAM readings as well. If there’s a useful tool for any gamer, it’s MSI Afterburner for sure.
Back in my day, people used Skype to chat while gaming with friends. However, as soon as people learned about the existence of Discord, they began drifting away from it. Discord is a cool application developed for the purpose of instant messages and creating various communities pretty much similar to Reddit‘s system. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers.” Head over to the official website and download it. You will really need it when the time comes.