Being informed about how to check PC specs can be a lot helpful in many scenarios. Maybe, you would like to upgrade or figure out the system requirements for a program you’d like to install on your PC. In this article, I will cover all the specifications of a PC and how to check them. It is an easy-to-follow guide as we lead you to step by step, you can gather the information you need.
How To Check The Specifications Of Your Computer?
In this article, I will be covering specs such as RAM, GPU, and other systems too. But first to check your basic computer specs in Windows 10, follow the given steps to find about them:
Step 1: Click the Windows Start button. It is a windows logo located at the bottom left corner of your screen.
Step 2: now, click on Settings. This is a wheel-like icon just above the power button.
Step 3: A new page will open up, click on System from the menu.
Step 4: Scroll down through the options from the left sidebar and click on About. Here you will find about your processor, RAM, and many more.
Find Out How Much RAM You Have?
- Here, let’s see how we can check the RAM available on our PC. The easiest way to do is as follows:
Click on the magnifying glass icon located right next to the Windows button.
- Then, type “RAM” in the Windows Search Bar.
- You will see few options as soon as you type it, now click on View RAM info from the search results.
- Under Device Specification, check the info stated in Installed RAM. Windows will tell you how much of the RAM you’ve used and also, how much is left.
How To Find Out What Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) You Have?
If you need to look for which GPU you have then it is really easy, just follow the steps:
- First of all, type Device Manager in the Windows Search Bar.
- Windows will load the search result as soon as you type it, now click on the Device Manager App icon that appears in the search results. Its icon looks like a camera with a printer as shown in the image below.
- Open the Device Manager window, and now click the arrow next to Display Adapters to find out which GPU you have.
And that is it. But, if this entry doesn’t show you the manufacturer’s name then do the following:
- Select the GPU name.
- Right-click on it, a menu of context will appear.
- Select Properties from those options which appear.
- As you click on that option, the General Tab window will open by default. From the General tab look for a field labeled Manufacturer. There you will find the name.
How To Find Out What Motherboard You Have?
To find out what Motherboard you have and who manufactured it and also what socket and chipset it is. So, follow the given steps to know more about it:
- Type System Information on the Windows Search Bar. Windows will load the results immediately.
- Now, click on the System Information icon which appears in the search results. As soon as you click that icon to open it, the System Summary section will open by default.
- Check out the fields for Baseboard Manufacturer, Product, and Version from the window that appears.
How To Find Out Which CPU You Have?
To attain the details over your CPU, just follow the given steps along with images and find it out for your PC. Although the steps for finding out this is a bit different than the rest we have read till now:
- Right-click on the taskbar. Taskbar lies at the bottom of your screen all the time, it includes the Windows button, the search bar, the icons of Chrome, etc.
- Then, from the menu which appears, select Task Manager from it. Clicking it will open the Processes Tab, which will contain the list of all the running programs over your PC.
- In the Task Manager window, go to the Performance tab. By any chance, if you don’t see the Performance tab then click on More Details.
- Now, click on the CPU section located on the left panel.
- You will now be able to see the type of CPU, right next to the word “CPU” in the top-right corner of the window.
And that is it you just learned how to check PC specs in detail! We have made it super simple throughout this article for you all.
Third-Party Tools To Find Out PC Specs
While the methods that we have mentioned were easy and accessible through your computer to check your computer’s specifications. But, you can also use third-party hardware monitoring tools to help you find necessary information about your system.
We would recommend the following tools to help you monitor your computer’s performance, as well as give you information about CPU, RAM, and GPU:
Now that you are aware of your computer’s specs, you can administer if your computer needs an upgrade or not. Although, upgrading your system, is not that easy, it gets complicated at times as new upgrades depend on your latest upgrades.
So take wise decisions while you deal with your PC specs. In fact, in a lot of cases, if you have an older system, it might make more sense to just buy or build a brand new system, as your older system might not have any components worth keeping. I hope this article helps you in some way.