Well, after a weekend-and-a-day off, I’m back! But before I get to the point of this post, I want to say thanks for all the comments I got so far. I appreciate all of them! So far we had comments from some passionate Apple-supporters, and some passionate Open Source-supporters, making things very interesting. Since I never (yet) had much exposure to Apple, and my exposure to Open Source software is very limited, it’s good to have some input from people who have the knowledge that I don’t! So thanks guys.
Now to the subject at hand. This is the first in a series of posts I’ll do once in a while to show some impressive software tools I discover. Today I want to talk a little about a cool tool called “Speccy”.
Home PC users – have you ever had the problem of telephonic IT support guys asking you what motherboard or CPU you have? I mean, I know some of these terms get weird. One of my business partners once had a guy holding up a power chord and asking him if it’s a flash drive. So trust me, I get it. Well, Speccy solves that problem.
IT guys – ever needed to download a driver, but you either had to open the case or restart the PC to see what motherboard is inside? Just to stare at one of those cryptic older Intel boards without any proper indication of make or model number? Well, I feel your pain. But now you can just use Speccy.
So what is Speccy? Well, quite simply, it shows you exactly what’s running inside (and outside) your PC, in detail. I mean, it even shows the motherboard make, model, and revision number. It tells you how many RAM slots you have, and what kind of RAM chips you have in each slot. It gives you your Windows version, your Windows serial key, and the temperature of all CPU and GPU cores you may have! (If none of this made sense, you still need Speccy, because those are the kinds of questions your IT technician will ask you.)
For those who want to see what it looks like, here are some screen captures (with some info blanked out for privacy and security reasons). This will also answer some of the questions I got regarding what kind of PC I’m running.
So that’s my jabbering for today. But I want feedback – Tell me about some of your favourite software tools! I will check them out and share my opinions here!
Well, that’s it for now. Have a great week!