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Old 02-27-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question How can I scan my hardware to know what it is? (I want info on my CPU, GPU and RAM)

Is there any software available that can scan my hardware for information and then tell me what hardware is on the computer?

Like for example I want to know what kind of a CPU and GPU I'm using and how much RAM I have. How would I do that?
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lspci, cat /proc/cpuinfo and there's probably a bunch more, but I'm kinda newbie...
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uname -a
will tell you the kernel and cpu info
will tell you the hardware, but i do not think there is a program to tell the GPU speed.
will show memory and cpu usage and total memory..
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You can also run "lspci -vv" to display detailed information on your hardware.
Check if your system has the "" script, which produces a large document with detailed configuration information.
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Use CPU-Z if you are under Windows. It's really cool. For Linux? Not sure.
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