Thank you for replying promptly. I really didn't consider that what HWiNFO does would require elevated privileges, but that does make sense to me now. My work does not give regular employees any elevated privileges on their computers at all, and I was hoping to find an easy way to use your excellent software to monitor computer performance and thermal conditions during multiphase, slip-flow dynamic pipeline simulation work in a process simulation software called Symmetry. I have used your software for years in a very casual fashion, mostly to display CPU and GPU utilization and temperatures in the notification area in the task bar. Now I am interesting in explories HWiNFO's capabilities for monitoring and logging and reporting more detailed information, as I think it would be informative for the work I'm doing. I'm utilizing an HP zBook 17 G6 with an 8-core/16-thread Xeon E-2286M CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 16GB Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.
The software developers aren't actually using computers with dedicated GPUs and I'm observing some interesting benefits to the dedicated GPU. Without a dedicated GPU, a typical dynamic simulation can push all 16 threads to nearly 100% utilization, sometimes for hours, if the thermals can be managed. That changes significantly with the dedicated GPU, but thermals still matter a great deal to the clock speed and performance, especially for the sustained runs.
I think I will just have to begin the process of submitting a formal request to our corporate IT department to allow me to install your software on my work laptop.
If I do get approval, in a month or two (no joking about time frame) your suggestion about having IT set up via Task Scheduler might be very helpful in configuring it to allow me to utilize HWiNFO without admin rights once it is installed.
Chemical Engineer working on Hydraulic Pipeline Simulation in the Oil and Gas Industry