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ivan

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hardware information
« on: August 08, 2023, 11:19:31 pm »
Do we have a program that gives ALL the hardware information especially the make and model of the motherboard?  I am looking for something like the windows Speccy program (see attachment taken from my win data logger box).  Hardware explorer does most things but for some reason does not give the motherboard info.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2023, 11:58:05 pm »
Hi ivan,

I like what Sysinfo/2 does.

The older version (0.8.4) is a little problematic for me, however the test 0.9.0 version works nice, other than the fact that it's not fully finished.

Take a look at some screenshots.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2023, 02:43:34 am »
Testlog.exe does quite a bit, but does not try to present it. It just makes a big log file.
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Re: hardware information
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2023, 03:00:35 am »
Hi Dariusz, 
Where did you get the 0.9.0 version?  It shows most of what I want and should not be too much of a problem for non computer experts to use (they just use computers and that is about it).
The reason I need the information is at my age I don't want to travel several hundred kilometres to trouble shoot a simple problem which I could do over the phone if I knew what the motherboard was.  An example was one person couldn't use the front USB 3.0 sockets because the MB didn't have the 20 pin header so they weren't connected to anything (solved by using a converter cable that allowed them to be connected to two spare 9 pin headers.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2023, 04:17:56 am »
Hi Ivan

You can get SysInfo/2 version 0.9.0 Beta from here: https://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/sysinfo/download/SysInfo_20160329.wpi

I also use PCI.exe (Command line tool) to get hardware information. I have this little article about getting hardware information.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2023, 05:22:32 am »
Hi Dariusz,
Is your motherboard really a Pizza Box ECO Software Mamaboard?

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2023, 05:49:53 am »
Hi Dave

I doubt it as my Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 mainboard also gets reported as a "Pizza Box ECO Software Mamaboard".


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Re: hardware information
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2023, 05:53:05 am »
Yea, guess it is a placeholder. My Dell does get identified almost correctly, just a mini tower instead of a tower.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2023, 04:17:33 pm »
Testlog identifies my computer as a ThinkCentre M920q model 10RRS0LN00. SysInfo identifies my computer as a "Pizza Box ECO Software Mamaboard"
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Re: hardware information
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2023, 12:35:04 am »
Hi Dariusz,
Is your motherboard really a Pizza Box ECO Software Mamaboard?

LOL...nope!!!

...but I did say that 0.9x release is a 'work in progress'...didn't I???  8)

Truth be told, I think Sysinfo/2 is a bit of abandonware perhaps? It's been a while since I've used it, and the earlier version always seems to run into issues on my machine, as it the PCI file is not found (even when present in the same directory as the program), and my whole machine goes into a bit of a hang eventually...only killing sysinfo fixes that.

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Re: hardware information
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2023, 07:04:35 pm »
Thanks for all your comments but I have a nasty feeling that I will be travelling next week.