How to Check Your Computer Specs

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The reasons for you to know your computer specifications are numerous. Maybe you need to sell your PC or want to know if a certain program or game will run on it.

However, what if you don’t know them, or you forgot them? What if you have lost or thrown away your laptop/PC box with printed specifications on it? What should do in such a situation?

First of all, don’t worry. All your specifications are visible somewhere on Windows and all you need to do is find them.

Of course, this search might be tricky for many. For that reason, we gathered all the information in one place in order to help you a bit.

How to Check Your Computer Specs

Finding your PC specifications isn’t hard. However, you need to do it in a couple of steps and since there are just minor differences between different Windows versions considering this part, including XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10, we are going to explain the whole process only through Windows 10 environment.

Now, let’s start.

  1. The first thing you need to do in order to see your specifications in Windows 10 or any other Windows is to enter the Control panel. There are numerous ways to do that; however, the fastest one is to type “control panel” into Windows search.
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  3. Once the “Control Panel” appears among the results, click on it.
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  5. In the newly opened window, go to “View by” in the top right corner and select the “Small icons” option.
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  7. After you have done that, find the “System” among the categories and click on it.
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  9. Now you will have the information about the amount of installed RAM, type of CPU and Windows version in front of you.
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  11. Considering other components as well, you need to go a step back, to the “Control Panel” window and select the “Device Manager” settings.
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  13. A newly opened window will have the rest of needed specifications and all you need to do is to go the desired component, left-click the little triangle next to the components listing and see the desired information. First of all, “Display adapters” that will show the information about your graphical card.
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  15. Other than that, there is also information about your sound card in “Sound, video and game controllers”, network cards in “Network adapters”, etc.
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  17. After this, the only major information that you are left without is the number of available cores and that information you can have, by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time. By pressing this key combination you will open the “Windows Task Manager”.
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  19. Now select the option “More details” in the bottom of the window.
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  21. In this window select the “Performance” tab and there you will have all the information needed.
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  23. Under “Cores” you will have the number of physical cores and under “Logical processors” – the number of threads.
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    Have fun!

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