Software Update: SIW 2009-07-28

Gabriel Topala released a new version of SIW on Tuesday. SIW is short for System Information for Windows, and that’s exactly what the program does: provide comprehensive information about a Windows PC. The program does this not only about the hardware present in the PC, but also about the software, the network and the running processes and services. SIW is less than one and a half megabytes in size and does not need to be installed to do its job. In addition to the free version for home use, there are also commercial versions available, which include LCD monitor test and extra options for reports. Since the beginning of this year, the maker has abandoned the use of version numbers and now simply gives the program the date of release, in this case 2009-07-28. The changelog of the new release shows the following changes:

Changes in SIW 2009-07-28:

  • New laptops hardware monitors : Dell Latitude D400/D600/D830, Compal JHL90/91 & IFL90/91.
  • Support for Intel Management Engine (HECI).
  • NVIDIA nForce 980a chipset support.
  • Intel Core i5 and Core i3 processors.
  • Intel Atom Z530, Pentium DC E6300 (2.8GHz) and Core 2 Solo processors.
  • Intel P55 and US15W chipsets preliminary support.
  • AMD Phenom TWKR support.
  • AMD Phenom X2 “Callisto” and Athlon X2 “Regor” processors.
  • AMD Opteron 6-core “Istanbul” processor.
  • New sensor chips: NS PC87366, Fintek F71889F, Maxim MAX1617.
  • New “Tools –> MUICache Viewer” module.
  • New “Tools –> URL Explorer –> Search History” module.
  • Added Company info to Drivers and NT Services.
  • Added “Process Description (Online)” right-click menu. It uses
  • Added “Command Line with parameter(s)” for “Running Processes”.
  • Added “Roles and Features” for Windows 2008.
  • Updated battery models.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Version number 2009-07-28
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website SIW
File size 2.04MB
License type Freeware