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12/08/2005 Version 1.30 of the ASTRA32 has been released

New in the version 1.30:
- Added unique Drivers Troubleshooter function. It lists all problem physical devices with drivers not installed or not properly installed
- Added detailed drivers information (driver name, provider, version, date, status, etc.) for each physical device
- Added Diagnostics module containing HDD Diagnostics and Drivers Troubleshooter functions
- Added detection of Intel Core Duo processor
- Added $TIME$ macros support in batch mode
- Added 47 new PCI devices
- Added 3 monitor vendors and 45 new models
- Added 8 USB vendors and 126 new devices

11/20/2005 Version 1.21 of the ASTRA32 has been released
New in the version 1.21:
- Added detection of Intel Xeon (Paxville, Dempsey) processors
- Added detection of new processors features: Intel Virtualization Technology, AMD Secure Virtual Machine, AMD CMP Legasy, AMD CR8 in Legasy Mode and AMD RDTSCP Insruction Supported
- Added detection of Video BIOS version and date
- Added detailed information about external USB hubs
- Added Insyde BIOS for Intel support
- Fixed program hang-up during external UDMA/SATA test on some motherboards
- Fixed HDD S.M.A.R.T. detection on some configurations
- Fixed detection of second ISA/PnP card
- Added 6 PCI vendors and 337 new devices
- Added 6 monitor vendors and 397 new models
- Added 186 USB vendors and 241 new devices
- Added 1 new PnP device
- Added 38 vendors of SPD memory modules

08/15/2005 Version 1.20 of the ASTRA32 has been released

New in the version 1.20:
- Added reading of HDD S.M.A.R.T. information (including drives using external UDMA/SATA controllers)
- Added detection of IDE HDD temperature
- Added detection of HDD health status (using an unique algorithm)
- Added detection of Intel Processor Number
- Added reading of SPD information on Intel ESB2 hub
- Added detection of Intel Pentium 4 (Cedar Mill), Intel Pentium D (Presler), Intel Pentium Extreme Edition (Presler), AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Manchester) and AMD Mobile Sempron (Albany, Roma) processors
- Fixed detection of double-sided DDR2 memory modules size
- Fixed detection of AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor
- Fixed operation on systems without PCI bus
- Added 49 new PCI devices
- Added 2 monitor vendors and 32 new models
- Added 16 USB vendors and 207 new devices
- Added 1 new PnP device

06/05/2005 Version 1.11 of the ASTRA32 has been released

New in the version 1.11:
- Fixed reading of SPD information on some Intel motherboards
- Fixed detection of USB 1.0 devices
- Added 5 USB vendors and 43 new devices
- Added 1 new monitor model

05/22/2005 Version 1.10 of the ASTRA32 has been released
New in the version 1.10:
- Added support of Windows XP x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
- Added reading of SPD information on Intel ICH7 hub, SiS 5595, SiS 961, SiS 962, SiS 963 south bridges, nVidia nForce4 and SMSC Victory66 chipset
- Added extended information about PCI-E devices (speed, width and others)
- Added extended information about PCI-X devices (speed, bus size and others)
- Added support for up to 9 external UDMA/SATA controllers and up to 24 IDE devices
- Added detection of Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium Extreme Edition, Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (Prescott), Intel Pentium M (Yonah), AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Opteron (Denmark, Italy, Egypt), AMD Athlon 64 (Venice) and AMD Turion 64
- Added detection of DVD+R DL, BD-ROM/BD-R/BD-RE read-write features
- Added detection of new processors feature: LAHF/SAHF Instructions
- Added support of DMI/SMBIOS 2.4 standard
- Added Phoenix BIOS for DEC support
- Fixed detection of USB 2.0 devices
- Fixed detection of DVD+R/DVD+RW read features
- Added 20 PCI vendors and 467 new devices
- Added 43 new monitor models
- Added 6 USB vendors and 223 new devices
- Added 1 new PnP device

02/21/2005 Version 1.01 of the ASTRA32 has been released

New in the version 1.01:
- Added detection number of processor cores on die
- Added extended information about DDR2 memory modules
- Added detection of AGP features: Fast Write, 4GB Addressing and Side Band Addressing
- Added detection of Intel Xeon (Irwindale), Intel Xeon MP (Potomac, Cranford), AMD Athlon 64 (Winchester, San Diego), AMD Opteron (Venus, Troy, Athens), AMD Athlon 64 FX (San Diego), AMD Mobile Athlon 64 (Newark, Oakville, Lancaster), AMD Sempron (Barton, Thorton, Palermo), AMD Mobile Sempron (Dublin, Georgetown, Sonora) and VIA C7
- Added detection of new processors features: Intel Execute Disable Bit and CMPXCHG16 Instruction
- Fixed program hang-up during SPD memory detection on nForce2/3 based motherboards
- Fixed program hang-up during VESA detection on 3dfx based videocards in Windows 9x/ME
- Fixed detection of DDR2 memory modules size
- Fixed detection of new AMI BIOS for Intel
- The program works again in Windows 95 without Internet Explorer 4.0+
- Added 3 PCI vendors and 53 new devices
- Added 8 monitor vendors and 499 new models
- Added 1 new PnP device
- Added 33 vendors of SPD memory modules

 

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