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Windows 7: second hand pc


28 Jul 2012   #1

64BIT WINDOWS 7
 
 
second hand pc

im going to buy a second hand pc,its custom built and 1 year old.
What i needed to know was other than take the side of the case and remove parts,how would i find the serial numbers etc?
It comes with no boxes or manuals
As im still paying a lot of money,i need to know that the components havent been swopped as they are under warranty and the person selling hasnt put older parts in and kept the newer parts,eg,cpu and graphics card.

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28 Jul 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Well most of the Motherboards have the serial numbers on the then. The video card should have a sticker on them with the model and serial number on them. With the CPU I would boot the computer up and look to see what the BIOS says the CPU is and it should show a serial number. Not sure about the CPU.
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28 Jul 2012   #3

64BIT WINDOWS 7
 
 

I think i will have to do that,take the side off and check them,thanks.
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28 Jul 2012   #4

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Your Welcome.
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28 Jul 2012   #5

64BIT WINDOWS 7
 
 

one more thing,the parts have warranty on them but as far as im aware,the warranty lyes with only that person who bought them so how would the warranty get passed to me on the parts?
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28 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

mountainlion,
First off welcome to SF. The warranty likely won't get passed and don't stress too much as if this computer has been running for a year it's likely fairly solid. We would like to see pictures and get updated spec's as you dig into your machine and additional advice will come.
Many great free programs available but two to suggest are SIW and Speccy both will give you detailed information about the components and system spec's.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy
http://www.gtopala.com/
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28 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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28 Jul 2012   #8

64BIT WINDOWS 7
 
 

Heres one image i managed to get
some specs
i7 2600k
HIS HD 7970
Cosair HX 750 psu
asus p8p67 b3 Revision motherboard
NXT Phantom case

The only thing that i was shocked about was the amount of dust of the fans when he took the covers off,it was caked in dust after 1 year,i thought huh?my insides arent that bad and my pc is 2 years old but he said he was becasue of the amount of fans inside,i dont know,he said he would clean it lol,first impressions with me and im paying a lot for it.
Thanks to you both for the info on the software,i have got on on my exernal that is called pc wizard,is that any good or go for your links?
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28 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mountainlion View Post
Heres one image i managed to get
some specs
i7 2600k
HIS HD 7970
Cosair HX 750 psu
asus p8p67 b3 Revision motherboard
NXT Phantom case

The only thing that i was shocked about was the amount of dust of the fans when he took the covers off,it was caked in dust after 1 year,i thought huh?my insides arent that bad and my pc is 2 years old but he said he was becasue of the amount of fans inside,i dont know,he said he would clean it lol,first impressions with me and im paying a lot for it.
Thanks to you both for the info on the software,i have got on on my exernal that is called pc wizard,is that any good or go for your links?
How much memory and what brand? The components, that I can see, look good; ie, power supply and video card.
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28 Jul 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Manditory clean every six months and yes after a year it's going to be a mess especially if the fans are filterless.
How much are you considering spending? Just curious.
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