With the advent of advanced devices, it has become challenging to remain updated with all the hardware and software specifications in detail.
Unless you are tech-savvy, it becomes particularly difficult to learn the various details pertaining to your computer. If you agree, this is the right place for you.
This article will guide you with ways and techniques to become familiarized with your System and will expand your knowledge regarding the specifications of your Windows devices.
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Know Your Specification
Using system properties
Checking the specifications through system properties is one of the most preferred and common methods by most users.
Select properties once you right-click on My computer. Or you can go to Control Panel > System and Security > System. You can learn the basic system information using this step.
Another way to check the information related to Windows 10 is by following this step:
Click on Start > Settings > System > About. Your system specifications will be displayed on the screen.
Through System Information
To know the specifications of your Windows 10 system, you can undertake the following steps:
Step 1: Open the Run window by pressing Windows + R at the same time. Type out the command msinfo32. The complete information will be displayed on the screen.
Step 2: In the search box, type out system information to check the results.
Using Command Prompt
For most users, the preferred method to learn about the Windows 10 specifications is with the Command prompt.
Step 1: Type cmd on the windows search bar. Select Run as Administrator after right clicking on Command prompt output.
Step 2: Run the command systeminfo and press enter key on Command Prompt Window. The information that you wish to know about your Windows 10 will pop out on the result screen.
Another easy way to learn about system specifications is by using Windows PowerShell. Follow the steps below to know your complete Windows specs.
Step 1: Right-click on the Start button. Once the drop-down list emerges, click on Windows PowerShell (Admin).
Step 2: Type the command Get-Computerinfo on the popup screen and press enter key. This will display the complete specifications of Windows 10 on the output of your final screen.
Know Your Windows Processor or CPU
There are several ways to learn about your Windows 10 processor. Here are some of the preferred methods:
1. Through PowerShell, by entering the following command.
2. Under the Performance tab on the Task Manager window, you can view your Processor’s details (CPU).
3. Use the following command on Windows Command prompt to access comprehensive details about your Windows processor.
wmic path win32_Processor get Name,NumberOfLogicalProcessors,NumberOfCores
4. Go to Settings > About > Device Specification, where you will find the processor details.
5. Go to Device Manager > Processors. System details will be expanded once you click on the Processor’s tab.
6. Run the command dxdiag on Run Window, to find information about your Processor on the screen under the System tab.
Know Your Memory (RAM)
Technical challenges always emerge despite comprehensive research and studies. It is tricky to understand the Computer’s RAM and other technical facets.
Below are the highlights to make your task much more hassle-free.
1. Using Command Prompt
Press Windows + R key simultaneously to open the Run window. Type cmd and click on OK. It will open the Command Prompt Window. Enter the following codes to obtain complete details about your Computer’s RAM.
wmic MemoryChip get MemoryType, Speed,Name, Configuredclockspeed, FormFactor, Manufacturer, DeviceLocator, Capacity, Serialnumber
For advanced information, run the code below,
DataWidth, MaxVoltage, InterleavePosition, ConfiguredVoltage, , CreationClassName
2. Using PowerShell
Right-click on the Start button and choose Windows PowerShell. Type the code below to check the details about your Computer’s RAM.
Get-CimInstance win32_physicalmemory | Format-Table Manufacturer,Banklabel,Configuredclockspeed,Devicelocator,Capacity,Serialnumber -autosize
3. Using CPU-Z
CPU-Z is a third-party free software available for Windows devices. Upon downloading and installing this powerful tool, you can obtain details to access your System’s RAM.
Open the software and click on SPD tab. Here you can get details of Serials Number, Model Name, Part number, etc.
Reasons you should know about your RAM
- If your computer has become slow and takes forever to load any program, this could be attributed to low RAM capacity.
- It will help you remain aware of your System’s hardware and lets you know when the RAM must be upgraded.
- Specific software must meet the specifications of RAM, and it is always a good idea to know how much your System can handle.
Know Your Motherboard Information
To become acquainted with your Windows 10 Motherboard details, here are a few pointers.
1. Using System Information
On the search box, type System Information to obtain complete information about the Motherboard as Baseboard Product, version, and manufacturer.
2. Using Command Prompt
Open the command prompt window and enter the following command:
wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber
3. Using PowerShell
Right-click on the start button and click on Windows PowerShell (Admin). Type the following command
Get-WmiObject win32_baseboard | Format-List Product,Manufacturer,SerialNumber,Version
Detailed specification is displayed on the output screen.
4. Using CPU-Z
Run the software and select the Mainboard tab. Details such as manufacturer, model, Chipset, etc., are displayed on the screen.
Know Your Graphics Card (GPU)
Checking the Windows Graphic card could a little more challenging. If your computer has multiple graphic cards, it becomes more complicated.
Graphics on your Windows play an essential role, especially to augment the gaming experience.
Below are the pointers you can use to know about your Windows 10 Graphic card.
Method 1: Right-click on your desktop screen and click on Display Setting from the drop-down list.
Method 2: Go to Settings > Display > Choose Advanced display settings. A new window will appear. Under display information, the Graphic details are available beside the text Display 1.
Method 3: Open the Device manager by using the right click button. You can check the graphic card details under Display Adapters.
Method 4: Lookup for System information on the Windows computer search box, On the left-hand side, click on Display to obtain complete information about your Graphic card.
Method 5: Search for dxdiag on with search box. Open the window box by clicking yes to any popups. Click on the Display tab to check your Graphic card details.
Method 6: Type command prompt from the search box. Run the code below:
wmic path win32_VideoController get name
For advanced details, you can enter the following code:
adapterram, wmic path win32_VideoController get name, deviceID, videoarchitecture
Method 7: Right-click on the Windows Start button, select Windows PowerShell, run the following command:
You can then check the description to know about your Graphic Card.
Method 8: Open the Task Manager; under the Performance tab, the GPU list is available on the left-hand side. On the top corner, you can see the Graphic card details of your computer.
Method 9: Install and open CPU-Z software. You can check the graphics information of your computer on the Graphics tab.
Third-Party Tools to Check Your Computer Specification
Although there are default Windows techniques to assess the System’s specification, there is a way to access full details using other powerful third-party software.
Here are some of the options.
CPU-Z is mentioned multiple times in this article; the reason is its efficient performance. It shows the detailed specifications of the Windows 10 devices and everything you need to know. It is readily available online for download from its official website.
Most computer maniacs use RWEverything due to its highly customizable access for almost all hardware modules on your Computer. The best thing is that it accesses almost every Computer with the help of a command line.
WinAudit is software used for inventory. It shows the list of your system hardware and software specifications, including network information, license, etc.
There is a slight delay when obtaining Computer’s specification, and one has to click on audit button to collect the System’s data. This information can be exported in HTML, PDF, XML or text file.
PC Wizard and CPU-Z share the same developer. In comparison, PC Wizard has more powerful and advanced features than CPU-Z. PC Wizard can provide more insights about your Windows 10 System, including the latest devices and applications installed. The only drawback is, this does not identify the drivers of the devices.
Belarc Advisor not only collects complete Windows hardware and software specifications, but also information on anti-virus status, hotfixes of missing Microsoft, and other security aspects.
Belarc is compatible with Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms.
LookInMyPC is software that comes with a pack of powerful features to collect your System’s software and hardware specifications. It doesn’t change or alter your PC in anyway and is operable from any device. LookInMyPC comes with an Auto Report Archiving and Command line, which is another bonus feature.
To keep ourselves updated with the advanced tools and specification is a wise step. Collecting all the necessary details as an administrator will make your life easier.
The above tools and methods are some of the most convenient ways to learn about your Windows 10 system specifications’ ins and outs, including hardware and software details.