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TY965
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Is there a program on HP that can tell me what hardware is currently on my PC?

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HP Compaq 6000 Pro mini Tower
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I remember using some type of diagnostic system that read my entire PC (on my Pavilion PC) a long time ago and told me what hardware and software I had on it.  I am interested in finding out exactly how much memory I have and in what form, as in how many DIMMs and what size or amount each without having to take all the cables and wires off and open it up?  I would like to order more memory online, as I seem to remember, when I had the case open about two weeks ago, that I only had one DIMM installed, but I didn't see how much was on it.

I only want to have to open my PC once to put in a couple upgrades after they arrive.  When I ran that program on my Pavilion p6610f Desktop PC it showed me that I had 4GB memory installed in 2 DIMMs and also showed the maximum allowed which was 16GB (4 x 4GB)   DIMMs cost a lot more now than they did back then!!  Whoa!!    But, I also remember that I wore my PC out and it ran hotter than it should because I had so many Doc's Pic's and Videos on it with very little memory  and the Drive was full. 

 

I would also like to know, if I had the maximum memory allowed, 16GB 4x4 , would that help to make my PC run faster and with fewer glitches?  I just got through transferring my entire Document folder (a lot!) and Picture folder (a whole bunch!) to a USB Flash drive to try to help that.

 

I still have not had the nerve to install the new Video Card I bought, but will attempt it at the same time as installing the memory.

Sheesh! Sorry for my long winded ramble here . Basically,  I came to ask if the program or diagnostic  check, to tell me what I have on board, still exists??

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@TY965 , welcome to the Community.

 

You can find the information in many different places.  I suggest typing System Information in the search box.  This will take you to the System Information page for your computer.  Also, here are some other documents that will help you:

 

Hardware Reference Guide: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01870856.pdf

 

On Pages 13 thru 16 is all of the information on the memory; how to install it and populate the slots.  Also, it has all of the other information for upgrading the computer.

 

Illustrated Parts & Service Map: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01883660.pdf

 

It shows all of the components in the computer.  The maximum memory is 16 GB.

 

Another great tool for this is CPU-Z: https://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-10050423.html

 

It gives you all of the information on the current memory in the Tabs titled "Memory" and "SPD".

 

I don't know how much memory you have installed, but 16 GB will definitely make a major difference in system performance.

 

If you read these guides you will know everything about your computer.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.






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