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Knowing What I Got


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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:43 PM

I got an old PII 450 at a garage sale for 20 bucks. Just got windows 98 installed on it but now the problem is that I have no idea what is in the computer nore any install disks. Is there a program I can run from windows on the computer that could tell me what model the video card and sound card are so I can download drivers for them.

It reconized the model of my screen but now the video card... Weird... :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

PC Wizard 2008, freeware, and found here http://pc-wizard-2008.en.softonic.com/

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:56 PM

SIW For windows will tell you all you want to know about the computer.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:34 AM

PC Wizard, but for an old system, you'll have to open it up to clean it anyways, and good time to write down model numbers.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:49 AM

Thanks All

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:42 PM

Thanks for the links. Just what I was looking for. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:26 AM

Windows 98...you could've just went to Start, Run, then type in Dxdiag in the text field and pressed enter, would've told you just about everything.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:45 PM

What about a modern Windows Vista computer? How can I find out who made my power supply,mother board,etc... without taking the computer apart? and what make and model? I have some of the information I want, but not all of it, for the CD drive hard drive,etc.. My computer was made by Dell. It is a brand new computer. I bought it in May of 2007.

Would that same program PC Wizard 2008 freeware do what I need?

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:05 PM

SIW would give you more information on what components are installed. You can find out EXACTLY what is in the computer by going to the Dell support website and entering your Service ID number located on the back of your computer (white sticker with a bar code on it).

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:33 PM

Thanks "Sneakycyber". I totally forgot about the Dell site. Thanks for reminding me. I think I had a brain fart!

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:24 AM

SIW is great, been using it for a couple of years. But it will not tell you what your PSU is, for that you will have to open the case and see what it is. You may need to google the make and model to find out its specs.

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