How to check computer specifications in Windows 10

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

Check computer hardware specifications in Windows 10

Whether you’re trying to buy a new, used, or refurbished computer, you need to know the steps to check the hardware specifications of the computer you’re planning to buy.

Similarly, if you’re trying to install AutoCAD, Photoshop, or other resource-intensive programs, you’ll need to check RAM, processor speed, and the type of GPU installed on your computer.

Also, knowing the computer’s hardware specifications can be helpful when deciding whether to buy a new computer or upgrade the hardware specifications of your existing computer.

1. How to check the RAM on the computer

Follow these steps to check the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) on your computer.

1. Open settings and click the system Tab.

System tab on the Windows settings screen

2. On the next screen, scroll down and click Around in the left pane. In the right pane you can see Installed and usable RAM on your computer in the Device Specifications section.

Windows device specifications on the settings screen

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

2. How to check the processor speed and type on the computer

Complete the following steps for information about the type of processor installed on your computer.

1. Type “system information‘ in the search bar and double-click System information app.

Open the Windows System Information app

2. On the next screen, scroll down to in the right pane processor Entry and you can see the model, manufacturer, speed and number of cores on the processor.

Processor Info on the System Information screen

3. How to check the GPU on the computer

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

1. Right click on the beginning click and click device manager.

Open Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager screen, expand display adapter entry to see graphic card on your computer.

Display adapters on the Windows Device Manager screen

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.

Typically, the dedicated graphics card is the second entry under Display Adapter.

For example, if you have an Intel processor, the integrated graphics will be called “Intel HD Graphics XXXX” and the second graphics card will be something like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M.

3. To check the computer storage capacity

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

1. Open settings on your computer and click system Tab.

System tab on the Windows settings screen

2. On the next screen, scroll down and click storage in the left pane. In the right pane you will find the storage capacity of your computer listed in the Local Storage section.

Local Storage on the Windows settings screen

3. Click on This PC to view detailed information about memory usage on your computer.

Device storage details on the Windows settings screen

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.

4. Does your computer have SDD storage?

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

1. Open File Explorer on your computer.

2. Click on This PC (or My Computer) in the left pane. In the right pane, right-click on your hard disk and click Characteristics.

Open the hard drive properties

2. In the pop-up window, select the hardware tab and click Characteristics Button.

Open the hard drive properties

3. In the next pop-up you will find the manufacturer, model number and type hard disk installed on your computer.

Windows hard drive details

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

5. How to check motherboard model, version and serial number

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

1. Type system information in the search bar and double-click System information app.

Open the Windows System Information app

2. On the System Information screen, scroll down to in the right pane base plate (or motherboard) and you can find information about the motherboard on your computer.

Motherboard details on the Windows system information screen

Often the information about the motherboard may not be clear. You need to use command prompt to find motherboard model, version and serial number.

Open command prompt > type wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serial number and press Enter.

Get Windows PC motherboard details from Command Prompt

Once the above command has been run, you will find the manufacturer, serial number and version of the motherboard installed on your computer.

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