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#1 luffiy

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:30 PM

Thought this might be helpful for all you guys who are having issues but don't know your specs. This program is free, safe, and easy. http://www.piriform.com/speccy

It will list all your hardware, temperatures, etc, but most importantly YOUR DRIVERS.

If you're looking to upgrade your PC or even troubleshoot it for problems, this can be pretty dang helpful for listing what you have.

I especially like the export text function. You can compile and send it out to tech support if need be.

Here is an example using my computer's summary section of the report. Each section can be expanded (which is included below the summary on the exported .txt or .xml file. You can also save a snapshot in which another person running speccy can load all of your specs to see a nicely organized bundle of information about your computer OR simply publish snapshot, which speccy will upload and give you a unique link to share with tech support.

Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz 45 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology

RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-24)

Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3R (Socket 775) 39 °C

Graphics
JC199D (1280x1024@75Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc) 44 °C

Hard Drives
488GB Hitachi Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C

Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S ATA Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

#2 Demu

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:57 PM

Oh yes, I've been using Speccy for a long while now. I absolutely love it! When I found it I was probably too excited. Every other system information tool I've used is too bulky.

#3 KidKaze

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:26 AM

Why have I never heard of this before? Many thanks!
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#4 luffiy

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:37 AM

No problem, I figured this sub-forum was a good place to put this as it will probably help many in the future :)

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

Thanks!

#6 seniorfrito

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

Hey cool. Yeah I could really use this for those times I'm fixing someone else's computer and need to know specs for drivers. Thanks.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:01 PM

I like Piriform, they put out useful software without all the bloat :) This is a great example

#8 Thaigare

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:55 PM

Great program thanks for the link! :)

Sticky time!
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#9 luffiy

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:05 AM

Oh nice, my thread got a sticky :D Thanks ^_^

#10 Thaigare

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:17 PM

View Postluffiy, on 13 September 2011 - 09:05 AM, said:

Oh nice, my thread got a sticky :D Thanks ^_^

haha yep ^^ Good info is always good to keep within reach without needing to search to hard
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#11 n4oxide

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

never tried this one out, fist time i heard of it, thx for info.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

The program looks cool and easy to use as all other software from Piriform, I have used their CCleaner in the past and know they make awesome and quite user friendly tools. I use a tool that is a bit more crude and not that shiny looking but provides more information: SIW. ;)

#13 luffiy

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:10 AM

I would stay away from registry cleaners, even if piriform does make one as well. Microsoft publically announced that cleaning registry can damage your computer and is not even proven to make it run faster. What you REALLY want to clean is your temporary files.

#14 Thaigare

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

Ug yeah anything to do with registries..is evil, I've played in them before, it always seems to do more harm then good..
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:23 PM

Thumbs up! for Speccy - great tool

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:21 PM

Thanks!

#17 Karmakazi

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:16 AM

I personally use everest, its pretty detailed and has a free trial

http://www.lavalys.com/

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

I didn't know about that program it's just awesome thank you!

#19 luffiy

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:24 AM

Updated with more information about sharing the results:

"You can also save a snapshot in which another person running speccy can load all of your specs to see a nicely organized bundle of information about your computer OR simply publish snapshot, which speccy will upload and give you a unique link to share with tech support."





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