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System Specs - When Asked, What Should I Include?

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April 11, 2007 6:20:53 AM

This is sort of a general PC question - When someone asks for my system specs, what information should I include? Most of the list would be obvious, but what would constitute a complete system spec for someone trying do evaluate a PC? I have my specs below, is there anything else I should include? Thanks.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
(5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
System Manufacturer: Shuttle Inc
System Model: SN41V20
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Crucial 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Card name: RADEON 9700 PRO
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor AGP (0x4E44)
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Monitor: Dell 2007WFP (Digital)
SB Audigy Audio

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April 11, 2007 7:09:07 AM

If it's for troubleshooting, the voltage on the rails would be good.
The rated output of the psu may also help.
April 11, 2007 8:32:18 AM

totally depends on the problem really but full details would also include Make and Model of the PSU
Driver versions being used
system temps
manufacturer (or self build)
hell even case would help for some problems
drive layout i.e raid levels, where the pagefile is stored etc