I guess, at the end of the day, what you actually want when considering an
upgrade is the stated processor type, and the current speeds. I.e. rather
than upgrading an old processor, you may try a simple, and free, overclock
before anything else. And a simple view of the memory installed is handy
too. I'm not sure many BIOSes show you exactly how the memory slots are
populated. And if they do it during POST, you need a photographic memory!
If you want to see a comparison of your machine against similar setups,
then SiSoft Sandra is your lady. She will benchmark most areas of your PC,
and you can then compare against pre-loaded benchmarks. I know that many
people would see benchmarking as a sad hobby. Well, if the only driver is
to push the performance of an already capable setup a little more, then it
perhaps is sad, but a well rounded benchmark can identify any areas of your
setup that aren't performing too well.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.