While using pc, there are many reasons when your need to find out current hardware and software information. Some time you want to know the important details about your processor, memory, motherboard chipset, graphics and network card, software installed etc. System information utilities are very useful in this scenario.
1) Windows System Information:
Windows has inbuilt features which shows details about your computer's hardware configuration, computer components, and software, including drivers.
In windows 7 click Start and type system information in search box or type msinfor32 in Run command, and then you can open System Information Windows
System Information lists categories in the left pane and details about each category in the right pane. The categories include- System Summary, Hardware Resources, Components and Software Environment.
Here is the list of third party free System Information Software, that gives you detailed information about your Windows PC’s configuration.
Piriform’s Speccy provides everything information about software and hardware versions to peripherals, storage, graphics, and network data. It is very compact in size.
Speccy displays your system's specifications and other available data under expandable category headings like CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Graphics, Storage, Optical Drives, Audio, Peripheral and Network. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem.
In Speccy, you can also save your scan results directly to a snapshot file or save data as Text or XML files that technical support can use to diagnose computer problems.
HWiNFO32 is an excellent system information about your the operating system, storage capacity, and RAM. It is portable with simple interface.
The HWiNFO32 offers a complete hardware inventory including computer, processor, motherboard, memory, but, gpu, driver, audio, network and port.
4) Belarc Advisor:
Belarc Advisor is one of the best free system information tools. It's fast, easy to use, and gives you detailed information of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks. It is small in size, analysis very fast and displays the result in your default browser.
SIW is a complete, free and an advanced System Information tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about software, hardware and network. Also display real-time information about CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic. SIW has the ability to export the system information to HTML, TEXT, CSV, and XML.