A message for all newcomers

By Daveskater ยท 12 replies
Dec 1, 2007
  1. It would help us to help you, if all new members would fill in their system specs (specifications) in their user profiles.

    You can do this by clicking on the user profile at the top of any page. Go to User Profile > Edit profile > Set "System Specs" to YES, then add your system specs information and you are done!

    Specs we need to know are as follows.

    Mobo (motherboard) make and model.

    CPU (central processing unit) make and model.

    Sound card make and model.

    Video card (graphics card) make and model.

    How much ram (memory) you have.

    Hard drive make model and capacity.

    What psu (power supply unit) you have. You may need to open your case and look at the label on the psu itself to answer this.

    Optical drives (cd-rom's/cd-rw's/DVD-rom's/writers etc)

    If you don't know your system specs, that's not a problem.

    You can download either the free Everest program from HERE or the free SIW program from HERE. Both these programs will give you lots of info about your system.

    I also suggest you read SNGX1275's Guide to making a good post/thread.

    Thank you very much.

    Regards Howard :)
  2. stayzzhard

    stayzzhard TS Rookie

    Sorry if im violating post thread rules,extremely new at this,But how do i "post" my pc info?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    Just re-read the first post in this thread that you replied to

  4. stayzzhard

    stayzzhard TS Rookie

    Field Value
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name PERFECTO
    User Name Administrator

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Dell OptiPlex GX260
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
    System Memory 253 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (04/28/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
    Monitor HP D8904 [17" CRT] (110810830906)

    Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6E020L0 (20 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148C (48x CD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    C: (NTFS) 19869 MB (15410 MB free)

    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection (
    Modem Standard Modem

    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    That's a very good breakdown of all of your system specs.. Except i think you misunderstood one thing. ;)

    Rather then putting your system spec's in a post (as you did) you should put your system spec's in your profile. That way, anytime you post with a question about your system, someone could simply click on your TechSpot profile to see your system specs.

    If you scroll to the top of this thread's window, you should see Edit Profile displayed (along with other options). Click Edit Profile then look in the new window along the left margin and click Edit System Specs and then place your system specs in your profile.
  6. stayzzhard

    stayzzhard TS Rookie

    Thanks,sorry 'bout that....
  7. kituli

    kituli TS Rookie

    I feel like I'm in kindergarten. Not sure where/how to begin to look for some of these specs...
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184


    No worries!! We all had to start out somewhere!

    Here are sites for a couple free tools you can download and use to explore your computer's hardware and software configuration
  9. Mindstormer

    Mindstormer TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Clever feature, Just finished updating mine.
  10. the_diablo1

    the_diablo1 TS Rookie

    Hi & thanx for the welcome! Have snagged the links and will try them later!
  11. bluetoffee2007

    bluetoffee2007 TS Rookie


    hi all
    not sure quite how this works but here goes
    i have a dell latitude d630 that i bought off ebay and its asking for a password service tag is CNQQJ3J-595B having spoken to dell who were no help at all
    and extensive research it will not boot with a boot disk a recovery disk it just takes me to the dredded grey screen can any body help please
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Just wanted to add that when you're finished filling up your system specs, choose Yes in the drop down menu on the same page so whoever wants to help you can do so without having to open your profile.

    @bluetoffee2007, you should take a look at this thread.
  13. bluetoffee2007

    bluetoffee2007 TS Rookie

    thanks rage-3k-moiz
    was not quite sure where to post
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