by Rob Williams on May 17, 2005 in Windows
Lavalys just released two new versions of their EVEREST program, Ultimate and Corporate. Each new version proves to be even more useful than the last. These being major version releases, they have launched with four new features. Today, we are taking a look at the Ultimate version.
This is not listed as a new feature, but I don’t recall it in any prior version. Basically, the Overclocking section gives off all your systems OC info, and helps you track it. In my case, my systems not currently overclocked, but I can keep track of stock speeds.
This screen tells a lot though. It includes your Memory, GPU and CPU overclock, as well as other essential information. If you were to share your OC information with someone, you could easily print out a report to send to them.
Chances are, the new features are not going to sell the program to someone who never liked the program to begin with. Even without the new features though, the program has some redeeming qualities that I like. The ability to keep track of your system up time is nice. It’s better than that though, because this screen can tell you when you installed Windows, how many times you have rebooted, and even tracks your BSOD’s (Blue Screen of Death)!
My favorite feature though, and possibly the reason that EVEREST became so popular. The ability to print out reports for your computer. You can see an example of this, with my PC, here (250kb). This is ideal, for printing out your system info, for whatever reason.
Whenever someone asks me for help with a computer problem, hardware related, I usually get them to print out an EVEREST report. You can just tell by the example above how informative it is.. and that’s only the standard hardware report.
EVEREST has always been an app that I installed upon a fresh Windows install. I personally enjoy using it, because it makes keeping track of everything very easy. If you have licenses for software, such as Office, Nero, Futuremark products and more, it will track all of those, in case you need to write them down.
One thing I have always wanted to see, was the ability to actually change things through the program. It tracks all these things, but I am always feeling the need to double click and change a value. Hopefully in a later version, because it would definitely be a great feature to add. Of course, not all values should be changed, but especially if you know what you are doing, it would be a great thing to be able to do.
Overall though, for the price, EVEREST Ultimate Edition does a lot, and is worth the money. In the future though, I would like to see features added, some as I mentioned. I could easily see this being made into a system Suite in the future.. they have all the bases, they just need to put more code behind them.
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You can find out more about the program here, and if interested, you can purchase it here. Currently, it’s selling for $29.99, but will increase to $39.99US on June 17th.