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How To Get Detailed Information About Your PC

If you’re upgrading your Windows system or troubleshooting it, it’s good to know what’s going on inside with the hardware. Here’s how to use the free utility Speccy to get detailed information about your PC.


First download and install the free version of Speccy from Piriform – the developer’s of the popular utility CCleaner. Installation is straight-forward following the wizard.


Speccy will analyze your system and display – a lot of information. It starts by giving you an overall summary of your system including the OS, CPU, RAM, Graphics Card and more.


If you want to add RAM to your system, this is an unobtrusive way to find the type you need.


Click on Motherboard to see the type you have – including the BIOS version.


Notice it also displays the temperature your system’s components are running at. Click on the icon to get a detail graph as the temp fluxuates.


If you’re troubleshooting your system, Speccy is very handy. You can take a snapshot of you system and send it to tech support.


If you need detailed information about your system, and the system tools built into Windows aren’t cutting it, Speccy is a groovy free choice.

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4 Responses to How To Get Detailed Information About Your PC

  1. Dinesh November 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Thanks for the good share.
    But the download link is taking to one of your tag page, pls correct.

    • mrjet1975 December 5, 2011 at 8:12 am #

      Media Type CD-ROM
      Name HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS70 SCSI CdRom Device
      Availability Running/Full Power
      Capabilities Random Access, Supports Removable Media
      Config Manager Error Code Device is working properly
      Config Manager User Config FALSE
      Drive E:
      Media Loaded FALSE
      SCSI Bus 1
      SCSI Logical Unit 0
      SCSI Port 2
      SCSI Target Id 1
      Status OK

  2. Brian Burgess November 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    @Dinesh: Good catch! I corrected the link. Thanks for reading.

  3. VOXPOP November 29, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    how do i interpret some of the results? for example
    Config Manager User Config FALSE
    Drive E:
    Media Loaded FALSE
    is FALSE good or bad?
    Average Temperature 151 °F
    this seems hot to do i cool it down if that’s the case?

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