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Subject: The performance of my computer
Category: Computers
Asked by: pupsi-ga
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Posted: 07 Dec 2003 10:49 PST
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Question ID: 284450
How can I find out the Specifications for my computer? I hve emachine T2043/CEL
Serial#QIP31CO504567 Window XP Home.
Subject: Re: The performance of my computer
Answered By: endo-ga on 07 Dec 2003 11:01 PST

Thank you for your question.

I can't seem to find a T2043 emachine model, is it possible that you mean T2042?

Here are the specs for the T2042, I've verified them on several sites
and I assume them to be correct:

Specifications of eMachines T2042

Intel® Celeron® Processor 2 GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB) 
Intel 845GL Chipset 
7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d 
40 GB HDD 
128 MB DDR (P2100) 
56K* ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem 
10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet 
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition 
40x12x40 Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD 
Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers 
AC '97 Audio 
Intel Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared) 
6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2,
Microphone-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots
(2 available)

If you want to check for yourself what the specs are, you will need to
download some software.

You can download WCPUID from:

WCPUID Download page

If you download it and run it, you will get everything you need to
know about your CPU.

You can download SANDRA from here:

Download Sites for Sandra Standard

Sandra will tell you everything you'll want to know about your
hardware. You can confirm the amount of RAM you have, the type of HDD,
the motherboard model you have and the CD-ROM drives in your system.
You just need to navigate to the appropriate information module in

I hope this answers your question. If you require any clarifications
or help with using any of the mentionned software, please do not
hesitate to ask.

Subject: Re: The performance of my computer
From: lri41-ga on 07 Dec 2003 13:48 PST
Besides Si Soft Sandra which Endo-Ga mentioned, two others that I find
posted more frequently on Q & A Boards are:

[Lockergnome Windows Digest] Bankrupt Interval and the Jungle  
Date: 10/15/2002 1:59:20 AM Pacific Daylight Time 

AIDA32 v3.2 [1.5M] W9x/2k/XP FREE

{System report/benchmark} First, I want to start out by saying
that I can't believe the product is free. I have never seen a
system-reporting tool that is so well put together. If there was
anything you wanted to know about your computer, this is the
application that will find and tell you about what you are looking
for. Want to know the motherboard CPU Package Type? Done! Want to
know the BIOS type? Done! There are so many areas of reporting
that this application covers that I couldn't possibly name them
all. Heck, I haven't even found them all! Don't worry. The
application is easy to use, and you don't have to be "super tech"
to understand it all. AIDA32 will also let you export your summary
results in TXT, HTML, MHTML, XML, CSV, MIF, and INI file formats.
AIDA32 comes in three flavors: Enterprise, Personal, and Network.
The last two versions fit on a floppy, making it the perfect tool
for desktop technicians. Basically, all that I can say is that you
would have to be CRAZY not to download this product. A program
this well created may not stay free forever, although I hope it
does! [BS]
  But Please Note that there is now a much newer and updated version available


BELARC ADVISOR.  You can download a short file at 

and this software will take a snapshot 
of your system and display a Web page providing a complete summary.  The 
data resides on your local system and is not sent to a Web server.   The 
report provides information on all hardware and software you are 
running.  It even tells you the version number.  And it's all free, for 
personal use, and supports Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP.
Subject: Re: The performance of my computer
From: endo-ga on 07 Dec 2003 13:52 PST
Thanks lri41-ga for the comment. I was actually trying to remember
AIDA32 but the name wouldn't come to me :)

It's very good, but in my opinion the interface isn't as clear as Sandra.

Subject: Re: The performance of my computer
From: cmsdloma-ga on 14 Dec 2003 17:51 PST
You might also try running PerformanceTest (from - it's a very useful utility for comparing
the actual performance of your machine against others, or previously
saved performance benchmarks from your own machine.

I use it to measure the performance of my computer, before "tweaking
it" somehow, and then re-running the test.  This is a good way of
measuring if your "tweak" had any real benefit.


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