How to Use Speccy to View Your System Information in Windows
What is Speccy?
"Speccy, developed by Piriform, is a freeware system information tool for personal computers. Speccy gives users detailed statistics on every piece of hardware, including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio Support." -Wikipedia
This program does not include/collect any personal information, just system specs.
Lets get started: 1.)
Download Speccy from the official site.
Once downloaded, run the installer as you would install any other application. This is just Speccy you are installing, so do not accept to install chrome or any other suggested software.
You are offered chrome during the install, (if you already have it you won't be asked)
you can uncheck the boxes and choose not to install it. See image below:
Now that is done, Open Speccy. You will see this screen:
When speccy opens it will take a moment to display the information. Please wait. Also note the screenshot is from my system, your results may vary or be completely different. (The default temperature in Speccy is displayed in C° like most programs, I just have it set to F°.)
4.) If you were sent here by other members, then do this step. Otherwise skip to step 5.
While no personal information is in the log, your Windows key and office key for example can possibly show in the log. To avoid piracy, we recommend editing the log before uploading it so that the product keys are not revealed. (It's under operating system-serial number in the log.)
If you should need help with this, ask or advise in your thread first.
-Click File-save as text file. Choose where to save it, and then upload that to your thread with your issue using the paperclip icon on the new post you go to submit. See screenshot below.5.)
Clicking on each thing (motherboard,cpu, video card, etc) opens up more information about that category. You may click through each category to see what Speccy reports. It will list temperature as well as how many hard drives you have and the like. Keep in mind anything in Speccy will be shown in the log in step 4 if you have done this earlier. Using Speccy as a temperature monitor program:
1.) Open Speccy.
Click View, and then click options. 2.) Once that is configured, click ok. Minimize Speccy. It will now minimize to the clock area with your cpu highest temp reported in the tray.
Choose the advanced tab.
Check minimize to tray, display metrics in tray, and save all settings to ini file.
See screenshot below for settings:
See screenshot below: To have Speccy always show in the system tray:Right click the clock-Customize notification icons. Under speccy, choose always show icon and notifications. Click ok.
See screenshot for example on how it should look.
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