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12 System Information Tools
For all Windows Operating Systems. Displays in web browser info on hardware & software, including Microsoft Hotfixes and maintains a profile on your PC.
Freeware for personal use
•SIW - System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala
An standalone information tool, not requiring installation. Extremely comprehensive, providing detailed specs on OS, software, hardware, serial #'s, network & memory.
•SIV - System Information Viewer by Ray Hinchliffe
SIV is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more. I use pcidevs.txt for the PCI devices, usbdevs.txt for the USB devices, mondevs.txt for monitor descriptions and pcmdevs.txt for PCMCIA device descriptions. SIV is designed for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT4. Windows 95, 98 and Me are also supported.
Freeware for personal use
•SiSoft Sandra by Sisoftware
A utility which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, PDAs, Smart Phones, small office/home office (SOHO) networks and enterprise networks
Download & Purchase/Lite Version Freeware
•EVEREST Free Edition 2.20
•Everest Ultimate Edition by Lavalys
System information & diagnostic tool for memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information.
Download & Purchase Ultimate/2.20v Freeware
*Note: EVEREST Home Edition (the successor of AIDA32) is being discontinued on December 1, 2005 however, all online content related to freeware products are removed from their website already. Lavalys will continue to support this product for all users until March 2006
•AIDA32 v3.94.2 available thru WinHelpline - Thanks Doctor Olds for the newer version
•AIDA32 3.93 by Tamas Miklos available thru MajorGeeks
•AIDA64 - Thanks Jrb2 for the newest version
A utility for Windows, providing benchmarking and diagnostics. Information can be saved as HTML, CSV or XML. The corporate version provides networking audits & statistics & command line switches as well.
Download & Purchase
•CPU-Z available at CPUID.com
A utility that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Core voltage, CPU, Memory. Now supporting Vista.
CPU-Z does not need to be installed. Just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to remove the program, just delete the files.
•WCPUID available at hp.vector.co.jp
WCPUID/XCPUID is the program that displays the CPU information of your personal computer.
Shows Frequency, Multiplier, Chipset Info
Speccy available from Piriform
Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC. Need to find out what's inside your computer? No problem! Speccy will give you all the information you need.. suggested by Buddel
•Lest we forget, Windows also has a built-in tool provided by the OS
Simply go to Start-->Run, type msinfo32 and press ENTER.
Credit to MSeng who served the reminder ;)