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I've installed a program that I don't have the minimum specs for, computer won't boot

Q: I've installed a program that I don't have the minimum specs for, computer won't boot

I recently installed Kaspersky PURE Total Security on one of my computers. I'd go to the Security & Malware Removal section, but this is not a malware problem, it's a software problem.

Anyway, the computer I installed it on doesn't have a fast enough CPU, or enough ram to run it. So it won't finish booting. It goes through all of the early boot stuff, like Post and CMOS, and but after the Windows XP logo, I just get a black screen with the cursor. The cursor can be moved, but the Welcome screen never loads.

If I can get to System Restore, I can get to a point where Kaspersky hasn't installed any startup processes or anything, then I can uninstall it. Any ideas on how I can do that?

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A: I've installed a program that I don't have the minimum specs for, computer won't boot

If you can boot into safemode it won't load Kaspersky and you'll be able to delete it.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ive-installed-a-program-that-i-dont-have-the-minimum-specs-for-computer-wont-boot.980667/
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I just got a GTX 260 and noticed the min requirements for the 12v rail is 36A.
However i have a power supply that has one 12v rail @ 24A


My question is, how will this effect my computer? is there leeway regarding the 12v requirement or do i need a better power supply? If i do, what do you all recommend?

Thanks
 

A:Can I run a GTX 260 at less than the minimum 12v specs?

You can, but it is not guaranteed to be stable and you are prone to getting frequent BSODs and restarts. Eventually the PSU will get overloaded to the point where it will blow its fuse, effectively needing you to get a new supply. In some lower-quality supplies the fuse may not blow fast enough, sending a current surge through your expensive hardware, likely damaging or killing it.

The power recommendations are there for a reason. Don't put your entire system in jeopardy by cheaping out on the PSU.

As for a recommendation, Corsair's 550VX and 650TX can be had for around the same price after rebate and are excellent choices to go for. Ditto with the Antec Neo 650W.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-run-a-gtx-260-at-less-than-the-minimum-12v-specs.116553/
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The hardware meets the minimum specs for XP, but seriously, would it be usable? Or would it be like watching paint dry? The most it would do is a little light web browsing and maybe some email.

Also, I wonder if XP home would be any less demanding than say, Pro?

I know I should just go ahead and give it a try but I can't do anything at the moment until I get an external CD drive, so I am just thinking ahead.

if it's not up to running XP; I might give Puppy Linux a try.
 

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So my question is this....

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My old PC has a 1x/2x AGP port.

Should I even bother trying to use it this way (say with a 2x/4x video card) or should I find a mobo with a better graphics port before proceeding?

Thanks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/minimum-graphics-card-specs-for-an-htpc.539505/
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Thanks all.
 

A:What are some minimum laptop specs for running Photoshop?

Laptops are quite cheap these days - to get a machine with 1GB of memory is quite common - staples in UK had a deal just before xmas for a machine for 399

I use photoshop on 512M of memory editing 27MB files OK
my laptop is a HP dv5094ea
1GB of memory
seperate 128M graphics card - few have seperate cards - most are intergrated
AMD Turion64 and it works great with PS

however, I do prefer a big monitor when doing detailed work - so you may find this the limitation

hope that helps
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-are-some-minimum-laptop-specs-for-running-photoshop.535075/
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A:Program for computer specs?

Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management I don't think it can tell you your PSU... I am not familiar with any program that can tell you that

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/33394-program-computer-specs.html
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Any suggestions?
 

A:Program for looking at Computer Specs

Try Belarc Advisor
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/program-for-looking-at-computer-specs.64134/
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A:Restore CD installed bare minimum XP...How do I get drivers, etc?

You should be able to get all the drivers from the dell website. You will need the service tag from the computer, download the drivers and burn them onto a disk.

http://support.dell.com/support/down...=us&l=en&s=gen

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/restore-cd-installed-bare-minimum-xp-how-do-i-get-drivers-etc-166387.html
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When the computer started to boot up, it got up to the boot page where the colorful spheres combine to for the microsoft symbol. After a few more seconds, I BSOD and get STOP: 0x0000001E. This is the only code that may seem to help.

Update: I got this after one another restart (total of 5 restarts, just hoping it may work)
An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


I have finals this week and the computer I'm using now sucks. Please help.

-Intel Core 2 Quad [email protected]
-Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
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A:Installed program, now no boot into Windows

Safe Mode

Try booting into Safe Mode. Then remove the program.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installed-program-now-no-boot-into-windows.148393/
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A:Repair tech installed a boot program

Welcome Walkingbird
A little more information will help us help you.
HP desktop model number will come in handy.
Can you describe what the program it boots into says? Such as does it say "recovery" or does it have a logo or name?
I take it the f8 key does not take you to the boot choice screen but does the f8 do anything?

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A:Need to restore but no xp disk. Installed a program and now no proper boot sequence

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-restore-but-no-xp-disk-installed-a-program-and-now-no-proper-boot-sequence.768827/
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A:Who installed a program on my computer?

Whomever put the files on your computer, will show as the Owner of the files in the Security tab of the properties of the file.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/who-installed-a-program-on-my-computer.604526/
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Explanation:
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So now it boots up to Safe mode and within the Administrator profile, I get the command prompt <cmd.exe> and I dont know the command to use to reboot back into "Normal mode" not Safe mode.

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Can any one help or point in the right direction on this one??

Thanks again,
Harcore Baller

A:Msconfig,Boot.INI, minimum boot alt shell issue.

Just a thought - can you hit F8 while starting to get a startup list, then choose normal boot?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/20445/msconfigbootini-minimum-boot-alt-shell-issue/
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A:I installed a new SATA internal HD and made it my boot drive, now have program probs

Try the Revo uninstaller. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html Be sure to use the Advanced option to remove all traces in the Registry as well.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/i-installed-a-new-sata-internal-hd-and-made-it-my-boot-drive-now-have-program-probs-388766.html
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A:(Different specs) So would this computer with these specs be able to run Fallout 3?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/different-specs-so-would-this-computer-with-these-specs-be-able-to-run-fallout-3.879533/
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A:Solved: Win 8 on desktop computer -- opening an installed program

As you described there is no "most effective way" other than what looks best to you; and you'll change your mind tomorrow. The tiles I don't expect to use I just delete from the Start screen.

Don't worry about removing too many tiles, as you can display all possible tiles (all possible programs) by right click and then click on "All Apps" in the bottom right of the screen. You probably won't care for the organization, but presumably you don't use that option often.

Another way to effectively have an "All Programs" list for when you occasionally need it is to put on the desktop a shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-win-8-on-desktop-computer-opening-an-installed-program.1094586/
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A:Free program for system specs

Speccy and Belarc Advisor.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-program-for-system-specs.1123238/
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A:Solution how to make a program think you have higher specs

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http://www.vistax64.com/software/265802-solution-how-make-program-think-you-have-higher-specs.html
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A:Computer Won't Boot After SP2 Is Installed!

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You can get your disks here
 

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A:Computer won't boot after RAM installed

Please link us to your motherboard and the new RAM you installed.
 

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A:Installed SP3 - Computer won't boot

No help, but just to let ya know.. sp3 has crashed BOTH of my machines.. Im on my 3rd reinstall for my laptop and I will NOT get sp3.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-sp3-computer-wont-boot.724035/
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A:Installed new p4 CPU and now computer will not boot

Did you try upgrading your bios?
 

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Anyone out there?

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A:Installed software now computer won't boot

Bearboat said:

G'day,
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Cheers,

CraigClick to expand...

Unplug all your drives, printers etc. just psu/mobo/cpu+hsf/1 stick of ram/gfx
 

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A:Newly Installed CPU Won't Let Computer Boot

Look up what mobo is in there and see if it will recognize a P4 with 800FSB. I think the 2.8 comes in 533 and 800. Might require a BIOS update. Post what board you have and let us know.
 

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A:Installed new graphics card, now computer won't boot?

Make sure the bios is set for AGP as the first or primary video source
 

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A:Installed new DVD-RW, computer takes 5 mins to boot up

WHen you installed the DVDRW did you set the jumper on it to the same as the DVD ROm you replaced it with? is there another drive on the same cable as the DVDRW?
 

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Different Bios`s generate different beep codes take a look HERE at my beep code list.

The list is by no means exhaustive and covers only the most common bios`s

You can find out what bios you running either in your mobo manual or from your mobo manufacturers website.

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can you go into safe mode...or even bios?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-wont-boot-acronis-installed.491504/
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A:Solved: Installed new RAM, now computer doesn't boot. Not even with old RAM.

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There arent many gaming computers out there for that price. But you are in luck. There is a phenomenal Youtuber out there who makes a bunch of awesome videos regarding tech news and such. He also does videos about budget PCs every few months:



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There are two sets of drivers available at the link that you provide: one for machines with only the Intel graphics, the other for systems with switchable Intel/AMD graphics. You'd lose a lot of graphics performance if you had a switchable system and only had the Intel drivers installed.

I see no clear indication on the page as to which machines have the switchable package.

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let us know
 

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Does the machine boot with the old card which I presume is pci

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Hi lksh,
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Please check the windows 7 version you have installed, whether it is a (32bit or a 64bit) OS. There are drivers available only for the 64bit version, also check the system specifications to install the right drivers using the below links.
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A:Windows XP takes forever to boot despite my specs!

Well...I would do a clean install, in order to determine what the problems might be.An older system, with a known history of malware problems...I'd do the clean install to at least see if I have hardware problems and eliminate the current install itself from suspicion.You have an 80GB hard drive...that is suspect, IMO, because 80GB drives were standard fare long ago in computer-time. Running the appropriate manufacuter's diagnostic would be a wise step, IMO.You speak as if installing XP and inserting SATA drivers during the install...is a laborious process. It's not, just a few seconds of installation time.As for properly slipstreaming an XP CD...of course, it helps if you start with the right CD (MS Genuine XP) and use nLite.Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/ There are many guides to slipstreaming on the Web...most of them work, if the instructions are followed. Using nLite seems to be the easiest way of updating the XP install install CD, IMO.Louis

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A:installed vista didnt like, installed xp but hangs at boot

is there any jumpers i can connect or something of the sort to reset the hard drive...

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A:Computer Specs for WoW

You would think it would have more hard disc drive space.....

Looks good to me. Note that other factors can make the game choppy, like too many people in one area etc.
 

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Hi there

How do I see my computer specs in the GUI.
 

A:Computer specs

Which GUI?
GNOME? KDE? Aqua? Xfce? LiteSTEP? OpenWindows? CDE?
Or, which operating system?
Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS, QNX, BeOS?
 

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A:Computer specs

Which GUI?
GNOME? KDE? Aqua? Xfce? LiteSTEP? OpenWindows? CDE?
Or, which operating system?
Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS, QNX, BeOS?
 

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A:Computer Specs

For what type of usage?

In most instances, higher clock speed is preferred over multiple cores. But it largely depends on usage.
 

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well here in Philippines it cost, 27,330.00 PHP

CPU Casing: AEROCOOL GT BLACK W/KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
HARD DISK DRIVE: SEAGATE 500GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte A990FXA-UD3
Power Supply: Cougar SL 600W
Processor: AMD FX8320e
RAM: KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 FURY x2 = 8GB RAM
VideoCard: Power Color R7 250 1GB DDR5

again, what i am asking here sirs, is this specs is capable in editing video ? like i mention above, PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, FIREWORKS, SONY VEGAS, C4D, LUMION 3D, AUTOCAD 2015 and other graphics design.

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I need some help. First, what is the conversion from bytes to kilobytes to gigabytes? For instance i want to know the specs to my computer (such as processor speed, memory, RAM, etc.). So I went to Propeties of C: and it listed the following:

Used space: 3,442,704,384 bytes 3.20 GB
Free space: 8,258,650,112 bytes 7.69 GB
Capacity: 11,701,354,496 bytes 10.8 GB

What does this mean? Does it mean that I have 10.8 GB of memory? Under System Properties it says 327,108 KB RAM. How much is that in MB?

Also in F2 Setup, it states:

System Memory: 640 KB
Extended Memory: 319 MB
Internal Hard Disk: 12073 MB

Any help would be greatly appreciated in determining the specs of my computer and the measurement conversion. Any additional help would be great too.

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A:computer specs

Welcome to TSG! First of all, C: is not your ram. If you want to know how much memory you have available, click Start, Settings, Control Panel. From there, go to the Icon that says "System". If you are using Windows XP, you will have to click the link that either says "Show all Icons" or "Ungroup Icons". Now that you double-clicked on the System icon, go to the Performance tab. There it will tell you exactly how much RAM is installed on your computer. If you want to see how many gigabytes of space your Hard Drive has, Click Start, then Run, then type in C:
In the left-hand side of your screen it should tell you how many gigabytes your hard drive can hold (capacity).
Well, I hope this helps! Good luck
-X_Gamer
 

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Hard Drive: Seagate 7200 rpm 300 GB Serial ATA150, $200
DVD Drive: ASUS IDE, $25
DVD Burner: LITE-ON IDE, $50
Floppy Drive: SONY 1.44 MB Internal (OEM), $10
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Operating System: Windows XP Home w/ SP2 (OEM), $90
(Belking Anti-Static Wrist Strap, $6)

Total $2000


Anyone see anything wildly incompatible or unreliable? Another question - how easy is it to set up an SATA hard drive? I've only installed IDE...

Thanks for the feedback!
 

A:Help on new computer specs

Case: A-Top Gladiator 450W ATX Mid Tower, $50Click to expand...

my advice is to get a name brand case, such as antec, thermaltake, or raidmax. stick to one of said brands when choosing your case and power supply, making sure you get 480 watts or better.



Processor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Socket 939, $470Click to expand...

if you truly need that extra power, that's your call. however, an a64 3400 or up would still be a great cpu, and would cost you much less. make sure the one you buy is a 90nm process and utilizes a san deigo or winchester core. stay away from newcastles.



Video Card: eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256 MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16, $310Click to expand...

i's stick to a card made by msi, gigabyte, or asus. if you go with an sli motherboard, get a card with said feature.



Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX (includes audio and LAN), $110Click to expand...

'tis a solid choice. if you are going to be buying another identical video card in the near future, get an sli motherboard and video card. otherwise, get the non-sli version of that board. of course, is you don't have an sli capable board there is no need for an sli capable video card. also, ensure your choice has ncq support for harddrives.



Hard Drive: Seagate 7200 rpm 300 GB Serial ATA150, $200Click to expand...

get a maxtor diamondmax 10 with ncq support, as they are superior to any other models on the market at this time.



Speakers: Logitech 32 Watts 2.1, $35Click to expand...

okay for gaming, but you will be dissapointed if you like to blast music (like myself)



how easy is it to set up an SATA hard drive? I've only installed IDE...Click to expand...

sata is even easier than ide, on account of the lack of jumpers.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135023

Samsung 512MB DDR2 533 Ram (Already Had)

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A:New Computer Specs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116253 If you can afford 30$, get that, it has more cache, less tempature because its 65nm like the conroes, and it has higher clock speeds.
 

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A:Specs for a new computer

Hello.

What are you willing to spend?

You can get a quite functional machine for only $500. Please supply some more data. What do you want to do with it? Etc. Etc.
 

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Delta 66 M-Audio

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2 Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
2 Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200S0 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
2 gb of corsair RAm (sry it was 2 gb not one)
samsung 52x32x52 cd drive
DVD 16x
we also added 2 fans one on top and another one on side totlal of 5 fans


do i need anything?
 

A:new computer specs

are you serious about getting this stuff? that's thousands of dollars worth of equipment there, buddy. and yes, it would make one hell of a machine.

i would've gone with the turbo cool 510atx power supply, two 1GB sticks of low-latency corsair ram. you'd better have damn good power surge protection on there.
 

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A:Computer Specs

found sumthin http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 

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CPU-
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RAM-
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Video Card-
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006675

Hard Drive-
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A:Need Help On Computer Specs

The motherboard is missing from this list. While the case is good, the power supply that comes with it is of questionable reliability. I bought a different model Xion case but I never used the power supply it came with. I automatically replaced it. The graphics card is fine as long as your friend doesn't plan to do much gaming. Yes, it is DX10 compliant but it won't power newer games very well. The hard drive is the older SATA-150 but it should be fine. No operating system is included.

For what he bought, the prices are decent but the list is incomplete without the motherboard, better power supply and OS.
 

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A:Computer Specs

A program that I find the most simple and that gives a good amount of information is Speccy. This should provide the information you guys are looking for.

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A:Computer Specs

You can look under Device Manager, use Everest Home Edition or CPU-Z.

There are probably other programs you can use, too, but it's late, I'm tired, and they don't seem to come to mind at the moment. Sorry.

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