3DP Chip

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.10
  • Total Downloads:
    3,985,647
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    3.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87,079
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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3DP Chip is an app designed to help you in the event that you ever need to reinstall all of the drivers to your computer. The app quickly scans your machine and provides a readout of your exact hardware, so that you can get the drivers needed to get your system up and running. This is a useful utility for anyone having hardware difficulties on a Windows machine.

Pros

Effective and quick: From the minute the app fires up, it only takes a minute to display the information that it is designed to provide. The readouts we tested were universally accurate.

Clipboard copy feature: You can easily copy all of your machine's hardware specs to your clipboard. This is useful for posting to forums or sharing the information with an IT professional if you need help working on your computer.

Cons

Difficult to read: The program prints the information on the screen in very small text in a difficult to read font. It was extremely difficult to read the information.

Confusing interface: The interface has several buttons which are completely unmarked. There are no hover explanations or any indication as to what any of these buttons may do. You just have to test them through trial and error to figure out how the program works.

Installation issues: The program tries to force a default installation on you that includes defaulting your search to a specific search engine.

Bottom Line

If you need an app to tell you what hardware you're running and to help you install the correct drivers for your system, this will get the job done. However, it is a confusing and dated-looking app that is difficult to use easily. Overall, there are other ways to get the same information from better programs.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"the Drive Booster 2 is better"

October 18, 2014  |  By kingbed42

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 14.09

Pros

None that I know of

Cons

None that I know of

Summary

The drive booster 2 is a lot better than this one it just about the same thing

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1 stars

"Crap ware loaded Open candy which will hijack your syst"

July 28, 2014  |  By godwinq8

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 14.06.1

Pros

Crap ware specially when its loaded with open candy and CNET download .com is encouraging it.

Cons

Use this crap if want virus into you system

Summary

Do not use

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1 stars

"Do Not Download. Crapware"

July 22, 2014  |  By tittalwax

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 14.06.1

Pros

Absolutely None.

Cons

Directs you their own website to download more crapware.

Summary

Crapware.

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5 stars

"Useful for finding drivers..."

May 29, 2013  |  By mek8630

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 13.04

Pros

This is a useful program for finding drivers...

Cons

I have used this program plenty enough times to know that there isn't anything wrong with it.

Summary

I wouldn't read too much into the negative comments on here. I think most likely they just aren't using it properly....

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS TROJAN"

September 23, 2012  |  By jONNYDEATH

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 12.08

Pros

None unless you like your privacy violated and your OS corrupted

Cons

It's a trojan of some kind.
It borks up system files beyond repair and you'll have to perform a clean install.
Task manager is corrupted.
Notifications bar is corrupted.
Windows Restore and Repair are corrupted.

Summary

The person behind this belongs in jail and if our public servants were spying on the corporations(which have absolutely no human rights what so ever) instead of us,this crap wouldn't be happening.

Get it together CNET.
You're endorsing hackerware.

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1 stars

"Not reliable"

July 22, 2012  |  By MusicScoreOst4Life

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 12.06

Pros

Maybe ok program in combination with a formatted pc with new installed windows OS.

Cons

I have not downloaded any drivers because i already have the same drivers (same date) on my system.
In other words, this program wants me to download the same drivers.

Summary

I downloaded audio ati hd driver from realtek website and videocard driver from AMD website.
The rest of the drivers are installed by slimdrivers and driverpack solution.
If you already used driverpack solution and installed drivers through slimdrivers, but still want a second/third opinion, then get drivereasy for example.

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5 stars

"The Fastest!!!"

February 05, 2012  |  By Usucceed

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 12.01

Pros

Quick download of 3D Chip. Fastest and most reliable driver finder!

Cons

None!!!!!!

Summary

I would recommend it before any of the other driver finders!

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2 stars

"this program is pure junk"

December 17, 2011  |  By genelosey

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 11.11

Pros

none found period

Cons

installed and tried it. "found" drivers which had already been updated to latest. appears to contain a trojan. not worth the time wasted.

Summary

will not recommend nor use any of this companies programs again.

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5 stars

"One of the Best tools i have used."

November 05, 2011  |  By RonMayo2012

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 11.10

Pros

It did find the drivers that i needed fast and painless.
The new drivers worked great.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

As a computer Tech for a living this tools saved me hours of finding drivers.
It did find the drivers that i needed fast and painless.
The new drivers worked great.
Thank you for the great, Must Have Tool.

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3 stars

"drawbacks!"

November 01, 2011  |  By NEVEITT

 |  Version: 3DP Chip 11.10

Pros

easy-to-use,and tells you if anything isn out dated.

Cons

showed me 3 drivers, but the web page it when to for download on 2 of them was marked red by my Web of Trust, and the reviews on the page were really bad. Needless to say I still could use 2 drivers.

Summary

3DP NEEDS TO TAKE A LOT MORE CARE when sending some one to a site to download. tacky!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.10
Version 14.10:
  • Newly added product or support has been enhanced.
General
Publisher 3DP
Publisher web site http://www.3dpchip.com
Release Date October 21, 2014
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 14.10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.09MB
File Name 3DP_Chip_v1410.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,985,647
Downloads Last Week 87,079
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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