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First post, by derSammler

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I've probably mentioned a few times before that Dr. Hardware is my favorite, and in my opinion best hardware info/benchmark tool for DOS. Unfortunately, old versions are virtually impossible to find these days. With some luck, you'll find 9.0e, but that's it. So I put all the versions online that I collected over the years, ranging from 1997 to 2007.

Here's the URL to the archive: http://retro-net.de/drhard/

Note that "e" in the file name stands for English, "d" for German. If someone can provide additional versions, please get in contact.

Reply 1 of 16, by clueless1

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Thanks!

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Reply 4 of 16, by Dominus

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What is the status of this software? Are you allowed to host it, is it shareware etc?

@Tronix: link to cracked software removed - please don't post that on Vogons

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Reply 6 of 16, by Dominus

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All right then! Sorry for having to check 😉

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Reply 7 of 16, by BSA Starfire

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Thanks for sharing, this is a really nice little DOS utility, great for benching old video cards.

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Reply 9 of 16, by clueless1

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Is there a version that is best for specific systems? Is there any reason not to choose the latest version on any DOS system, no matter how old?

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OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 10 of 16, by derSammler

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No, I mostly use 9.0 as well, as it's more stable when detecting hardware. Older versions however are somewhat better when it comes to benchmarking, as they compare with systems of the time. 9.0 e.g. compares system speed against a PIII 667 Mhz, which is quite pointless on a 286. And for video benchmark, 8-bit VGA was removed and AGP added in later versions. But these are only cosmetical things and not related to the actual results.

Reply 12 of 16, by cyclone3d

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Awesome. I used to use that way back in the day. Just posting in here so it saves it to my threads list.

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Reply 13 of 16, by 8art33z

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derSammler wrote on 2017-12-25, 11:32:

I've probably mentioned a few times before that Dr. Hardware is my favorite, and in my opinion best hardware info/benchmark tool for DOS. Unfortunately, old versions are virtually impossible to find these days. With some luck, you'll find 9.0e, but that's it. So I put all the versions online that I collected over the years, ranging from 1997 to 2007.

Here's the URL to the archive: http://retro-net.de/drhard/

Note that "e" in the file name stands for English, "d" for German. If someone can provide additional versions, please get in contact.

What happened with drhard links ? I try to download, but isn't working now 🙁

Reply 15 of 16, by GuillermoXT

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1541 wrote on 2021-04-18, 15:18:

I can confirm that Dr.Hardware even runs on a 286 with 8Mhz
Here did i test V10 and V3.7

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Reply 16 of 16, by GuillermoXT

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For users and guests Dosreloaded got an special offer from the author about a complete package of Dr.Hardware who might be interestet to purchase the series as full version.

https://dosreloaded.de/forum/index.php?thread … -vorz/&pageNo=1

My Retrosystems:
K6-2 400 running Win98SE
P1-133 with Win3.11
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 5.0 on XT-IDE Card