SIV - System Information Viewer
SIV by Ray Hinchliffe. '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, ACPI methods, Machine info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more. SIV is designed for Windows 10, 8.1, 8.0, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT4. Windows 95, 98 and Me are also supported.
Core i7
Intel Xeon
Core 2
Itanium 2
VIA Quad
Phenom II X6
MCH Bridge
CPU Usage
Download Mirrors
Please download from a mirror site FileCroco (official mirror) or MajorGeeks or OlderGeeks or Softpedia or TechSpot.
WDM and WDF Drivers
If you need a Windows WDM or WDF device driver I can develop it for you. Please e-mail me for further details.
Downloads SIV Unicode Release Kit for Windows XP and later systems. You should use SIV32X.exe on 32-bit Windows x86 and SIV64X.exe on 64-bit Windows x64. 32-bit SIV ASCII add-on that is needed for the legacy Windows 2000, NT4 and 9X systems.
SIV64I for Intel Itanium Enterprise Servers. Using SIV32X do Menu->File->Download->SIV64I add-on to get the native SIV64I.exe.
SIV32A for DEC Alpha Servers/Workstations. Using SIV32X do Menu->File->Download->SIV32A add-on to get the native SIV32A.exe.
SIV Beta Doing Menu->File->Download->SIV Beta will download the latest SIV Beta. The SIV Beta should not be mirrored as it changes frequently.
Note that is always needed as it contains the device description files, SIV kernel drivers and the SIV resource DLL. The add-ons should be placed in the same folder as the files from
If you find SIV useful, please consider making a donation towards its development. SIV is free for home use but if you wish to use it commercially then contact me for further information.
Version 4.53 released on 14-Mar-2015
Enhanced the Corsair Link profile format to better allow for CL devices being added and removed. Existing profile data will be transparently changed to the new format but earlier versions of SIV will not use this revised profile information.
Enhanced [Link Fans] to easily enable all the fans to be set to a specified ratio (PWM) or speed (RPM). Added Corsair Link firmware image name for The H110iGT.
Changed System Power Usage to report the overall power rather than just the primary CPU power.
Added export support of SIV sensor information for GOverlay LCDSysInfo displays and the [GOverlay] panel. To report SIV data you will need the GOverlay Beta 1.4.3 that has SIV support.
Added the [CPU Export], [GPU Export], [PWM Export], [UPS Export], [Link Export] and [Sensor Export] panels to control what is exported by SIV.
Revised Menu->System and Menu->Help to move rarely used entries into sub-menus.
Added SENTEST.exe <lines to display> <repeat count> <repeat delay in ms> to test SIV sensor export.
Added nVidia Management Library (NVML) support to enable the reporting of Tesla K20c and similar GPUs.
Improved ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS motherboard reporting. Resolved issue with [IPI Delay] when running a 32-bit SIV on 64-bit Windows with > 32 CPUs per CPU Group.
Current and All Previous Release Changes Visits
Known Issues
Corsair Link hardware reporting is available only when the Corsair Link program is not active as CorsairLink.exe does not use the Global\Access_CorsairLink mutex to interlock access to the Corsair Link hardware. Corsair Link should have always have used a global mutex to interlock Corsair Link hardware access and if Corsair get enough requests maybe they will add it and this restriction can be removed from SIV.
If [Link Devices] does not list any Corsair devices then check that they are listed on the [USB Bus] panel and that they are reported by Device Manager in the HID (Human Interface Device) section. Does a device come and go as unplug and re-plug the USB cable or SATA power connector?
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 specifying 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.
In addition to the command line options the SIV Configuration panel (Menu->Tools->Configure->SIV Configuration) which can be used to set the -SCSI and -DELL modes of operation.
If programs are accessing the SMBus and either not using the locks at all or create them in the Local\ rather than the Global\ namespace the SMBus access will not work correctly. SIV detects when the Local\ namespace is being used and will switch to using it which will work when there is a single session. If there are multiple sessions then Global\ needs to be used. The [SMBus Locks] page displays the namespace the locks are currently within; this example screen shows SpeedFan 4.41 incorrectly using Local\ and SIV having switched to also using Local\. SpeedFan 4.42 has been corrected to use to use Global\ as should all other programs. Some SMBus drivers interlock SMBus operations using the INUSE_STS semaphore. SIV also implements this regime as addition to using the Access_SMBUS.HTP.Method mutex. If you have any additions, corrections or need guidance in implementing locking then e-mail me.
By default all SMBus slave addresses are scanned (0x10 <= slave < 0x80). If SIV detects as issue with accessing a slave device it will automatically add the address to the exclusion list along with the previous device which is often the cause of the issue. It is quite common for an access to slave 0x69 to lock the system, so this is by default excluded. If there is an SMBus lock up you may need to re-boot to get the SMBus working again. You can also use the [SMBus Setup] page to manually update slave address exclusions and/or update the SMBus Scan Range.
When SIV, on the [SMB Bus] page, does not have a device description and you know what that chip is please e-mail the details so I can add it. If you have the datasheet for the chip please attach it.
Currently SIV supports almost all Intel, most Ali, ATI, nVidia, SiS, and VIA SMBus controllers. If you have a system with an unsupported chipset, would like me to add support and are happy to test a SIV Beta then e-mail me the SIV save files (Menu->File->Save Local) from your system.
If there is an issue with ACPI method evaluation (Menu->System->ACPI Eval) then the command siv -dbghal -save=[initial][acpi-hal][acpi-eval]=acpi.txt > acpi.log | more should be used to find and then report the ACPI method causing the issue. The last line of acpi.log will indicate the ACPI method that caused the issue. When UAC is enabled STDOUT is not available so acpi.log may be empty and the information will be in SIV_DBGOUT.log.
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If you find an issue with SIV and wish to get it resolved then please e-mail the details along with the SIV save files. In the event of an application failure please keep a copy of the memory dump file in case this is needed. The memory dump is generated by either Windows Error Reporting (WER) on Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 or by Dr Watson on earlier systems. Both of these will provide better information when the Symbol Tables (.PDB files) are available, these will be e-mailed to you on request.
To configure WER to generate Local Dumps for SIV navigate to the Error Reporting Setup Options (Menu->Windows->Parameters->Error Reporting) panel and press the [Set Mini Dump for SIVXXX.exe] button. You should repeat this each SIV add-on that is used. Microsoft provide detailed information.
To setup Dr Watson dumps navigate to the Dr Watson Setup Options (Menu->Windows->Parameters->Dr Watson) panel, if the Debugger is not drwtsn32 -p %ld -e %ld -g press [Dr Watson -I] which will set this up, next press [Dr Watson] which will pop up the Microsoft Dr Watson for Windows panel which is used to configure the dump options and file locations. Microsoft provide detailed information.
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