SIV - 'System Information Viewer' is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info SMBus info, SPD info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more. I use pcidevs.txt for the PCI devices, usbdevs.txt for the USB devices, mondevs.txt for monitor descriptions and pcmdevs.txt for PCMCIA device descriptions.
On some systems, notably Windows 7 with nVidia chipsets and several RAID controllers, the [SMART] panel may fail to report information. In many cases this issue can be resolved by using the -SCSI command line option. When this option is selected all requests to read the drive SMART information are routed via the SIV Kernel Driver which actions them using IRP_MJ_SCSI requests (hence -SCSI). Note that -SCSI is sticky, so you only need to specify it once and need to use -NOSCSI to stop the IRP_MJ_SCSI mode of operation.
On some Dell systems when no Temperatures, Fan Speeds or Voltages are displayed specifing the -DELL command line option may resolve this. When this option is selected SIV will attempt to read this information from the Dell BIOS. I use this option on my Dell 490 Workstation and Dell 1720 Laptop. Note that -DELL is sticky, so you only need to specify it once and need to use -NODELL to stop the Dell BIOS mode of operation.
Changelog for this release:
Added the [Sectors] page to display Disk Drive Physical and Logical sector information. Updated [Geometry] and [Partitions] to include drive serial numbers.
Added support for ATI SB8x0 SMBus controllers and the ITE IT8721F LPC controller.
Updated the [H/W Status] page to include environmental information from the motherboard LPC and SMBus sensors. Added support for most temperature scales.
Added the [Direct X] page to display the Direct X versions that are installed.
Updated the [Cache Latency] page to show a progress bar. The latency is now measured using a worker thread, so the CPU Utilisation plots, CPU Speeds and Environmental information will continue to be updated. I have also changed the [Sensors], [SMART] and [Volumes] pages to use worker threads for updates.
Added the [SMBus Locks] page which shows the locking Mutex names and which namespace they exist in.
Added support for the Compaq W8000 SMBus multiplexor to facilitate the reporting of RIMM SPD information.
Added reporting of SMBus environmental sensors for ASUS A7V, NCT-D, P4T533, Compaq W8000, W6000, Dell 490, 530, 610, HP xw8000, Intel BS460GX, DX58SO, MS440GX, MSI MS-6135 and Tyan S3992 systems. Added generic support for the SMSC LPC47M192.