How to check computer specifications in Windows 10

How to check computer specifications in Windows 10. Do you know the amount of RAM, storage, processor, GPU, and other specifications of the main hardware on your computer? Below you will find steps to check computer specifications in Windows 10.

Check computer specifications in Windows 10

Whether you are buying a new, used, or refurbished computer, you need to understand the steps to check the computer’s hardware specifications.

Similarly, if you try to install AutoCAD, Photoshop, or other resource-intensive programs, you will find that you need to check the RAM, processor speed, and GPU type installed on your computer. In addition, it is also useful to know the hardware specifications of the computer when deciding whether to buy a new computer or upgrade the hardware specifications of an existing computer.

How to check the RAM on the computer

Follow the steps below to check the RAM (Random Access Memory) capacity on your computer.

Open Settings and click on the System tab. On the next screen, scroll down and click on About in the left pane. In the right pane, you will be able to see Installed and usable RAM on your computer under the “Device Specs” section.

How to check computer specifications in Windows 10

As you can see in the image above, the computer has 8 GB of installed RAM and 7.87 GB of available RAM.

How to check the processor speed and type on the computer

Follow the steps below to find information about the type of processor installed on your computer.

Type “System Information” in the search bar and double-click on System Information App. On the next screen, scroll down in the right-pane to Processor entry and you will be able to see the Model, Manufacturer, Speed, and Number of Cores on the Processor.

How to check the GPU on the computer

Follow the steps below to check the details of the graphics card installed on your computer.

Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager. On the Device Manager screen, expand the Display Adapters entry to see the GPU on your computer.

If you find two GPU entries, it means that your computer has a dedicated graphics card in addition to the integrated graphics card in the processor. Usually, the dedicated graphics card will be the second entry under “Display Adapter”.

For example, if you are using an Intel processor, the integrated graphics card will be named “Intel HD Graphics XXXX” and the second graphics card will be named NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M.

How to check the storage capacity of a computer

Follow the steps below to find the storage capacity of your computer.

Open Settings on your computer and click on the System tab. On the next screen, scroll down and click on Storage in the left pane. In the right-pane, you will find the Storage capacity of your computer listed under the “Local storage” section.

Click on This PC to see detailed information about the usage of storage on your computer.

As you can see in the image above, 48 GB of space is reserved for the operating system and other system files on your computer.

Does your computer have SDD storage?

Follow the steps below to find the storage type (HDD or SDD), manufacturer, and model of the hard disk drive installed on your computer.

Open File Explorer on your computer. Click on This PC (or My Computer) in the left pane. In the right-pane, right-click on your Hard Disk and click on Properties.

On the pop-up, select the Hardware tab and click on the Properties button. On the next pop-up, you will find the Manufacturer, Model Number, and the type of Hard Disk installed on your computer.

As you can see in the image above, the computer has a Toshiba Standard Disk Drive (SDD) with a size of 256 GB.

How to check the motherboard model, version, and serial number

Follow the steps below to find the model, version, and a serial number of the motherboard or backplane installed on your computer.

Type System Information in the search bar and double click on System Information App. On the System Information screen, scroll down in the right-pane to BaseBoard (or Motherboard) entry and you will find information about the Motherboard on your computer.

In many cases, the information about the motherboard may be unclear. You must use the command prompt to find the motherboard model, version, and serial number.

Open Command Prompt > Type: wmic baseboard get the product, manufacturer, version, serial number and press the Enter Key.

Once the above command is executed, you will find the Manufacturer, Serial Number, and Version installed on your computer.

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