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    Application for detecting hardware?

    I came across a program a while back that detects the manufacturers of all devices in the case i.e. video card, usb card, sound card, modem. Can anyone recommend a good program that will do this?

    Its just very handy if a machine has to be wiped with no driver discs.

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    Belarc Explorer http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
    Everest http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...?pid=1&lang=en

    I've used both of these in the past, they both work great... Using them both together is what I usually do for driver purposes, as you have two sources with sometimes slightly different info. Makes it easier to find what you need.
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    Nice one grunt, just what i was looking for.

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    Everest used to be the aida32 application that we all loved so much.
    Awesome application! Too bad its no longer "freeware". Its only freeware for personal use...
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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80
    Everest used to be the aida32 application that we all loved so much.
    Awesome application! Too bad its no longer "freeware". Its only freeware for personal use...
    Don't TELL them you're a business :P
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    Yes Everest is a great tool for finding what hardware is in the a client's computers and what drivers you need, etc.... But I wouldn't trust it's temperature readouts...
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    Good point there The Duck ,

    I have had the same experience. I think that it is a general failing with "health" monitors. They rely upon the hardware sensors and these are coded differently by different manufacturers?

    Use the software that comes with the MoBo and the numbers seem about right, but third party software can be way out

    I like Everest for the hardware, but prefer Belarc for software, particularly checking Windows patches..................it even tells you the ones that haven't worked properly

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    I used to use aida32 on 'alien' boxes

    And everest looks alot like it..
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    Originally posted here by the_JinX
    I used to use aida32 on 'alien' boxes

    And everest looks alot like it..
    Thats because everest is the new version of aida32 :P
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    Ehm.. yeah.. I just found out
    http://www.aida32.hu/

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