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Posting our rigs

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat May 16, 2020 10:23 am

Is there a program you guys know about that will collect info about our computers and make it so we can post it? Down to the video card / monitor level?
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Post by AArdvark » Sat May 16, 2020 10:25 am

Yes, its called the NSA

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Post by Tdarcos » Sat May 16, 2020 1:11 pm

"SystemInfo is a simple open source system information tool for Windows" Presumably it will log the information, but if it doesn't, you could probably add code to do so. Correction, it supports export of PNG screenshots, or text in HTML, XML, or TXT.

It's also a portable application requiring no install and no options. The article says it may miss an item (it reported her 8GB memory machine as having 1 stick instead of 2). But hey, you can't beat free and open source if you get, say, 95% accurate.

It's a hardware reporting tool. I downloaded the exe, checked it with AVG and it reported no viruses. Tried executing and Windows Defender "came down like an anvil," and stopped it from running, but clicking the "more info" link showed a button "run anyway" so I did. Looked correct, so I saved the output as text, and got this:


Generated by -SystemInfo- on Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 16:03

BIOS/UEFI:
LENOVO v.9SKT75AUS (Desktop)
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Motherboard:
LENOVO MAHOBAY (SOCKET 0)
RAM:
8.00 GB DIMM 1600MHz
GPU:
Intel(R) HD Graphics 2176 MB

Display:
ViewSonic VA2446 SERIES(1600x1200@60Hz)

Storage:
931 GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0

Optical drives:
PLDS DVDROM DH16D7SH

Network and Connections:
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter: 169.254.190.171 (Local Area Connection* 3)
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #4: 169.254.39.131 (Local Area Connection* 4)
Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter: 172.28.125.124 (Wi-Fi)
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #3: 169.254.130.219 (Bluetooth Network Connection 3)
Connected to the Internet: 50.78.75.149

Sound:
Intel(R) Display Audio
Uptime:
9 days, 21 hrs, 20 mins, 55 seconds



I had no idea I've had it on more than a week since last reboot.

By the way, this computer has cost about $205 total. I spent $125 for it on Overstock, which was 4GB memory and 250GB disk. I opened the machine, cloned the drive and moved the contents to a 1 TB drive. It seemed slow with 4 GB, so I added 4 more and was zippy. Never bothered adding the other 8 I had bought to boost it to 16, not sure why. The memory probably cost $30 and the hard drive $50.

Not bad for a man confined to a wheelchair at the time.


Article descibing: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/29/syste ... r-windows/
Link to software: https://github.com/CherryPill/system_info
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