For those who like to know "all about your system", Sandra Lite SP3 is now available (Free: from FileHippo). (But note the relatively large file size!)

It includes a selection of benchmark tests to rate your system components in comparison to others and also a "burn-in" selection of tests to stress your entire system. There are also relatively comprehensive recommendations to improve performance of your system and even your Virtual PC.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_sandra_lite/

File size: 25.47MB (26,705,864 bytes)

Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64

Here's what FileHippo has to say about the product:

"SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, and so on."