PC Wizard 2008

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  1. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    Just found this program via a google search to help solve a problem I am having and it seems like something some of you folks might find of value.

    PC Wizard 2008 freeware
    http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

    from the publishers website

     
  2. PROROOTECT

    PROROOTECT Registered Member

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    Yes, I got it for a long time, during 2008.

    It is VERY good (I think: best!) : light (4.8 Mb on HDD), easy, complete. On demand.

    Processes (if run ): pcwizard.dll 18160 Kb, 9 Threads; PC Wizard.exe 4020 Kb, 3 Threads; and wmiprvse.exe 5336 Kb, 6 Threads.

    To take with your eyes closed.


    Yours PROROOTECT:thumb:
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    I agree that PC Wizard is useful, but my sister is having a problem.

    On my old desktop, PC Wizard returns:
    Code:
        >> Slots Information
          Slot ISA : (16-bit) 5.0v, Shared Slot Opening
          Slot ISA : (16-bit) 5.0v
          Slot PCI : In Use (32-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : In Use (32-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : In Use (32-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening 
    
    But, on my sister's system, PC Wizard returns:
    Code:
        >> Slots Information
          Slot ISA : (16-bit) 3.3v
          Slot ISA : (16-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : (16-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : (32-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : (32-bit) 3.3v
          Slot PCI : (32-bit) 3.3v 
    
    The In-Use and sharing info is missing.

    My sister and I have the same mobo, differering only in rev number.

    She has at least a USB card and an ATA adpter added to her original system.
    The original system included a modem and sound card. So, at least 4 slots should be labeled as In-Use.

    Is there other FREE software that returns the slot info?
    The link at the SiSoft Sandra web site for the Lite version is a no-op.
     
  4. 1boss1

    1boss1 Registered Member

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    Try my favorite little system tool SIW
     
  5. stackz

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    The last time I upgraded PC Wizard I was rather put off by the number of seemingly random named service entries that were installed with it.

    Uninstalled it (had to manually remove the service entries from the registry) and decided to give SIW another go to see how it was developing. It's a huge improvement from the earlier versions I tried, no more sluggishness and hangs. The amount of detail it provides outshines PC Wizard in many areas.

    ....Just my opinion, but well worth another shot if you've not tried it lately.
     
  6. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Thanks to a post recently at Wilders, I'm enjoying my copy also. :D
     
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