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Program that identies system hardware etc.

by Ray Harinec / February 5, 2008 6:00 AM PST

I've been away from these forums for a while and forgot the names and sites to get the programs that identify the computer internals.

Also can I download as a file to my computer via cable and put on a CD or a keychain drive to install into another computer?

I have a working Dell Dimension 4550 that the business user wants to clean-up by using the Dell CD. Not certain that I will dive into that until I see if some clean-up would be better. Need to research how far back the CD takes one.

Also not sure how to get into the BIOS on a Dell.

Going to hook the Dell up now and then check back for any answers.

The Dell site still has a lot of info on this model.

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I like the Dell method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2008 6:03 AM PST

Use dell.com and the SERVICE TAG from the machine.

Software such as BELARC ADVISOR and EVEREST are good too but miss documenting the power supply ratings and more.


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Thanx, mucho Robert
by Ray Harinec / February 5, 2008 7:37 AM PST

That sure saved me a lot of work. That's a 2003 computer and Dell still supplies all the info, GREAT!

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(NT) gracias, - de nada
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2008 8:06 AM PST
In reply to: Thanx, mucho Robert
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PC Wizard 2008 is also excellent...it also has a nice CPU
by VAPCMD / February 5, 2008 10:02 AM PST
In reply to: Thanx, mucho Robert

temp monitoring feature.

Welcome back !


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Yep, kind of surprised
by Ray Harinec / February 5, 2008 10:37 AM PST

Just opened the case to clean and add a stick of memory.

What a complex case and assembly. I thought that when I pressed the releases I would lift the cover off. Almost gave up and then realized that the entire upper half [laying down] of the case and guts was lifting.The entire assembly is hinged and doesn't get separated to work on it. WOW, that could not be a cheap design and not cheap to build.

The inside is as clean as a whistle, so I'll just leave it open while I get a 512 mb stick of PC 333 to add to it.

Thanx for the info and nice words.

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(NT) Clam design
by Willy / February 5, 2008 1:21 PM PST
In reply to: Yep, kind of surprised
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