I like AIDA64, especially the logging functionality, but it's difficult to analyze this data. The diagrams within AIDA64 are very limited and there is no possibility to compare the influence of different settings (e.g. graphic) to the overall performance of a system. So I decided to implement a tool,
which allows to illustrate AIDA64 log data in several diagrams and
to compare multiple log-files side-by-side in one diagram !
Before you can use the tool, you have to generate an AIDA64 log file with at least the following marked settings:
Log sensor readings to CSV log file
The tool is very simple to use: no installation necessary, just start "GenericLogViewer.exe". At the top you can select
how many diagrams with
how many log-files
should be presented by the tool.
Open an AIDA64 log file by clicking the "Open File" button, select application type "AIDA64", select an AIDA64 log file and press "Open" (AIDA64 csv-log-files have typically the filename pattern: *_log.csv). After parsing the file, the logging duration of the file is shown and by default the "Timeline" diagram of the first log category. You can change the shown diagram with:
Log Category ComboBox
Change all buttons (changes category in every diagram)
The Y-axis shows the values of the seleted Log Category in ComboBox (unit is within [..])
If an opened file is still updated with logging-data by AIDA64, you can simple update/refresh it by clicking on the "Reload"-Button:
At the top left corner of every diagram you can find the arithmetic average of the corresponding curve:
If there are too many different values on Y-axis in "Statistic" mode, the values are grouped into ranges. If this is the case, the following control is shown, which allows to increase of decrease the number of ranges (or to disable quantisation).
Splitter between the diagrams allow you to adjust the height of all diagrams:
After opening all log files you can hide the file area by unmarking "Show file area" to get more space for diagrams.
New feature since version 2.1: Simple Mode
I added a "two columns" feature, which doubles the number of diagrams. But if you use "two columns" with a high "number of diagrams" the diagrams are very small. That's why I introduced the "Simple mode" which:
simplifies header and footer
decreases line thickness
Tip: use the "Tab"-key to toggle between 'Standard' and 'Simple' mode !
New feature since version 3.0: Time Window Definition
If you click the "Edit"-button in the file area, a new window will be opened to define Start- and End-time of a time window for the logfile (see user guide at the top of this window). It allows you
to show only a part of a single logfile or
to synchronize multiple logfiles
Attention: time window start-time is "normalized" to "00:00:00", otherwise synchronization of multiple log-files will not work !
"Set": defines Start/End time of time window
"Reset": resets Start/End time to "file borders"
"Zoom": zooms into diagram with the actual defined Start/End times for fine-tuning (from Start-10% to End+10%). Remark: works only in case of Start/End is more then 10% from "file Start/End times")
"Cancel": closes window without any change
"Apply": yes, take the actual defined Start/End times as the used time window for all diagrams !
New features since version 4.0 (August 2018):
possibility to compare different categories of one file in one diagram
possibility to present diagrams in a "dark style"
If you have only file loaded, it's now possible to add up to two more ComboBoxes for category selection in any diagram. Addtional you can change the background color of the diagram section to black.
Tips for analyzing log files:
Number of diagrams: 2
First diagram: Timeline
Second diagram: Statistic
Select on both diagrams same log category
Use "Change all" buttons for synchronous changes in both diagrams
Microsoft Framework .NET 4.6.1 (at least)
no installation necessary, just start "GenericLogViewer.exe"
The zip file (SHA-1 hash, Version 4.0: EB8551E052CC968BB230C95007F6958EA47A8981) contains the binary files of the tool.
GenericLogViewer - Version 4.0.zip
1.0: Initial version
1.1: "Change log category" buttons added
1.2: User Interface improvements
1.2: Switch to GenericLogViewer
1.3: Bugfix: depending on Windows Region Settings there could be a problem during DateTime conversion (older versions)
2.0: Many internal changes, new features see post below
2.1: New features see post below
2.2: Bugfix: log-files, created on a PC which was running > 24 hours couldn't be loaded -> fixed
3.0: New feature: Time Window Definition
3.1: Bugfix: sometimes log-files can't be opened after AIDA64 was stopped -> fixed
3.2: Bugfix: sometimes log-files can't be opened, case reported by mkos1 below -> fixed
4.0: Different categories of one file in one diagram and dark mode