Fastest Ways To Find Your Computer Specs: CPU, GPU, RAM & More

Guide

It’s not so easy to find the specs of your computer.

And there are so many different ways to find the same information, some easier than others.

So we researched all the methods to find your computer specs, and found what the easiest methods were.

Follow the simple step-by-step list with screenshots to check any computer component you need to check, the fastest and easiest possible way.

CPU Processor

CPU is one of the most important parts of a PC, and often the first mentioned. You can find it with just two clicks:

Step 1. Right click on the Windows button in the very bottom-left corner of Windows.

Step 2. Click on the fourth item on the list, System.

Step 3. The second item on the list, Processor, is the CPU you are currently using.

Graphic Card (GPU)

To find your graphic card:

Step 1. Right click on the Windows button.

Step 2. Click on the fifth item on the list, Device Manager.

Step 3. Click on the > icon next to the fifth item on the list, Display adapters.

Step 4. The name of your graphic card appears below Display adapters.

Memory (RAM)

To find your memory:

Step 1. Right click on the Windows button in the very bottom-left corner of Windows.

Step 2. Click on the fourth item on the list, System.

Step 3. The third item on the list, Installed RAM, shows how much RAM you have.

Hard Drive (HDD)

To find the capacity of your hard drive:

Step 1. Right click on the Windows button in the very bottom-left corner of Windows.

Step 2. Click on the fifth item from the bottom on the list, File Explorer.

Step 3. Click on This PC on the left side.

Step 4. It will show the total capacity of your hard drive as well as the remaining free space under each drive.

Motherboard (Mainboard)

To find what motherboard you are using:

Step 1. Search for System Information on the Windows search bar, next to the Windows button.

Step 2. Click on System Information.

Step 3. The information about your motherboard starts from the fifteenth item on the list. The list is different for each motherboard. Typically, they have:

  • BaseBoard Manufacturer is the brand of your motherboard
  • BaseBoard Product is the model number
  • BaseBoard Name is how your motherboard appears on your computer
  • BaseBoard Version is the version

Ways to Check Your Computer Specs

If you want to check your computer specs in different methods, there are different ways to do so:

System Information

You can find most of the specs you’ll ever need in System Information. The only problem is that there are so many information that it’s sometimes hard to find what you’re looking for.

Step 1. The fastest way to open System Information is to search for it on the Windows search bar, next to the Windows button.

Step 2. Click on System Information.

Step 3. You can see your CPU, motherboard, and memory(RAM) in the first window, System Summary.

Step 4. In Components > Storage > Drives, you can see your hard drive capacity and free space.

Step 5. If you go to Components > Display, you can see your graphic card(GPU).

System

System shows your CPU and memory(RAM).

Step 1. Right click on the Windows button, located at the very bottom-left corner of Windows.

Step 2. Click on the fourth item from the bottom, System.

Step 3. You can see your CPU and memory(RAM) here.

Control Panel – System

There is an option called System in Control Panel to see your CPU and memory(RAM).

Step 1. Search for Control Panel on the Windows search bar, next to the Windows button.

Step 2a. If your Control Panel looks like this, click on System and Security. Then click on System.

Step 2b. If your Control Panel looks like this, click on System.

Step 3. You can see your CPU and memory(RAM) here.

DirectX Diagnostic Tool

You can also use DirectX Diagnostic Tool to check your CPU, memory(RAM), and graphic card(GPU).

Step 1. Search for dxdiag on the Windows search bar, next to the Windows button.

Step 2. Click on dxdiag.

Step 3. DirectX Diagnostic Tool shows your CPU and memory(RAM) on the first tab, System.

Step 4. It shows information about your graphic card(GPU) on the second tab, Display.

Command Prompt

It’s also very easy to see your system information in command prompt.

Step 1. Search for cmd in the Windows search bar, which is next to the Windows button.

Step 2. Click on Command Prompt.

Step 3. In command prompt, type systeminfo and press Enter. It will start loading.

Step 4. After loading, it will show you a list of your computer specs, such as Motherboard, CPU and memory(RAM).

Third party software

As you can tell by now, there are many different places you need to go to see different specs. To make things easier,you can download a third party software that lets you see all your computer specs in a easy-to-see list.

There are many software available. One of the most widely known software is Speccy.

Step 1. Download and install Speccy.

Step 2. Open Speccy, and you can see all the specs in Summary.

Step 3. If you click on individual item on the left side, you can see much detailed information about each component.

Did you find what you need today? Or do you have other stuff you’d like to add to the list?

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