GFXplorer is a freeware tool that displays your system information
It's a good idea to check your existing hardware, before you buy a new component. This way, you can make sure that the new part is compatible with the system. Some users may know their systems in and out, others may need to look up information, e.g. when installing more RAM or replacing the processor.
What RAM do I have in each slot? What's the CPU socket type? Which BIOS version do I have? It's not always easy to get such details without using a third-party program.
GFXplorer is a freeware tool that displays your system information in a user-friendly manner. The program takes a few seconds to start, as it detects the computer's hardware and operating system information.
The application has a tabbed interface. The first tab labeled "Windows", displays the version of the operating system your computer is running, the build number, installation date, and system architecture.
GFXplorer shows you the location of the Page file, the total virtual memory available and the currently used amount. It also lists the .NET framework and DirectX version installed on the computer.
Click on the System Folders menu to view the location of the operating system's. These include Windows, Desktop, Programs, My Documents, Favorites, Startup, Recent, SendTo, Start Menu, My Music, My Pictures, AppData, System32, Program Files, etc. This option is useful in case you have moved some folders to a different drive.
CPU, RAM, MB
The second tab in GFXplorer lists the technical information regarding your processor, its clock speed, socket type, cores, cache memory. Click on the arrow icon in the CPU section to search for your processor on the manufacturer's (Intel or AMD). The RAM section displays the total memory and the current free memory that's available for use. The drop down menu lists each memory chip that you have installed on the computer.
The Motherboard and BIOS information are displayed in the final section of this tab. Use the information to check your RAM type, CPU type and socket, BIOS version and decide if you need to buy new memory, upgrade the processor or flash a different BIOS from the manufacturer.
Video, Audio, Drives
This tab is handy for viewing your graphics card model (integrated or external), the GPU driver version, the audio adapter. It can also be used to obtain your monitor's information with the resolution (supports multiple monitors).
Have multiple drives installed on the computer? Find out their model number, the partition type, total capacity, free space from this tab. In case of SSDs, GFXplorer also displays the firmware version.
The tools section is an added bonus. It's a collection of shortcuts for Window's built-in tools like the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, System, Registry Editor, WinVer, Malware Removal Tool, Problems Steps Recorder, Display, Computer Management, Disk Cleanup, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Local User and Groups manager, Shared Folders, Task Scheduler, Disk Management, and Services.
You don't need to have the program running in the background, use it only when you want to view your system information. Or, you could hit the Export button in the bottom left corner of the GFXplorer window, to save a report about your computer in plain text (.TXT) format that you can use as a reference document.
The program is available in a portable version that weighs about 350KB when extracted. Though it doesn't have any monitoring tools, GFXplorer offers a straightforward way to view key system information.
Thanks for sharing.
The link in “Landing page” is not a real website…
Thank you, corrected this!
Not bad, basic with the advantage of having a quick look on the computer’s fundamentals, plus a few handy tools.
Comes in two flavors, an installer and a no-install archive file. I’m a bit surprised that the installer is more than twice the size of the unzipped archive (848.4 kB vs. 328.5 kB). I’m using the latter.
I still use Piriform’s Speccy which hasn’t been updated for ages, is rather slow to complete its diagnostics, but has the value of having become a companion through the years; I guess cherishing can be a matter of habit if habits we cherish :)
Nothing speciall about the download sizes. The installer always adds some overhead (more or less dependig on the type of installer) which is only sometimes made up by extra compression/packaging.
Well, you cannot download the program from the landing page.
Here’s the error messages I get from each download option.
I have been using an old tool called SimpleSysInfo for a quick peak when working on a computer but this is much more up to date and the output has a few additional points making it great for a quick look before using something for more detail like SIW. Very good find. Thanks.
Many retailers would not allow people to randomly insert USD drives on their for-sale PCs. So instead of insisting to use my thumb drive with Speccy, I just run dxdiag and check the information there. Usually I can find the answer to my questions from that window alone.
Site blocked by Malwarebytes due to Trojan: http://imgbox.com/zYatBhZw
Also, it’s not an SSL site and HTTPS Everywhere displays a warning to that effect.