20 Mar 2012
Useful utility - System Information for Windows
There is a very useful utility - System Information for Windows.
SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings.
A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports.
It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services,
Product Key (CD key), Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, Network, Network Shares,
as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic.
SIW also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs.
- Fixed Firefox passwords
- Fixed Chrome passwords
- Fixed Internet Explorer passwords
If you are looking to upgrade the memory in your computer, you are probably wondering how many open slots you have, what type of memory is already installed, and what you need to buy for an upgrade… without having to open your computer.
Since you shouldn’t have to open up the computer just to figure out what you have installed, here’s a couple of options for detecting the type of memory already installed in your system.
Using System Information for Windows
This very useful free application should be a standard in any serious PC user toolkit.
Once you installed, run it. For example, to see information about Memory, navigate to Hardware and then Memory on the left-hand pane, and you’ll see what type of memory is already installed in your computer.
NOTE: the installer has some “special offers”. Make sure to click Decline when it asks if you want to install them.
You can download setup file from their web site:
But the link for the free version of SIW is quite hard to find there. So, there is a direct link to SIW installer, shown at the bottom of the article. The file size ~ 3.5 MB.
You can download SIW directly:
||General view of
the program, when loaded.
||2. More general
view of the program.
available memory slots and installed memory