How to Check Your Computer Specs: Find Your CPU, GPU, Motherboard & RAM of Your PC

The computer or PC is a very powerful electronic device used for all sorts of computing activities in the modern era. And its power and speed depend on the specifications of the computing system. This article will be strictly centered on Windows Operating System since it is an undisputable fact that over 75% of computer users today, uses Computers with Windows Operating System, thus this article shall be restricted to Windows 10 being the latest version of Windows Operating System.

How to check your Computer’s CPU:

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is also known as the main processor. It is the electronic circuitry in the computer that executes instructions, that is why it is sometimes referred to as the “brain” wherein most of the “thinking” takes place.

Here’s how to check your computer’s CPU specs:

  1. Go straight to the start menu (Windows logo at the extreme bottom left of the Computer).
  2. Then right-click on the windows start menu icon.
  3. A menu bar will immediately pop up.
  4. Left-click on the word “System” from the listed items on the menu bar.
  5. Look out for the word “Processor” and directly opposite it, is the information of your Computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU).

How to check your Computer’s GPU/Graphics Card

The Computer’s Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to manage and boost the performance of videos and graphics.

The following are the easiest steps on how to check the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) of your computer:

  1. Go to the start menu (Windows logo at the extreme bottom-left-hand of the Computer System).
  2. Then right-click on the windows start menu icon.
  3. A menu bar will immediately pop up.
  4. Click on “Device Manager” from the listed items on the menu bar.
  5. Then left click on the arrow next to “Display Adapters”.
  6. Your GPU information will be given thereof.

How to check your Computer’s Motherboard details:

The motherboard of a computer is the most essential part of a computer which holds all the vital components of a computer together. In a nutshell, it is the operating hub of the computer wherein everything is found and route-able through, more like the Central Nervous System of the computer.

The following are the easiest steps on how to check your computer’s motherboard details:

  1. Proceed to the Windows search bar of your computer and type in the words “System Information’’.
  2. Left-click on the words “system information” as soon as it comes up on your search results.
  3. You will find all the system’s information itemized at the right side of the screen.
  4. Look through the itemized information and you will find titles such as “BaseBoard Manufacturer”, “Baseboard Model” and “Baseboard Name” listed sequentially.
  5. The information are stated right opposite each of the 3 titles listed in the above paragraph.

There is also another means of knowing what your Baseboard Manufacturer and Model is but I will not advise anyone to do such because it involves unscrewing your computer/laptop to see where it’s written on the motherboard itself.

How to check your computer’s RAM:

The Random Access Memory (RAM) of the computer is also one of the most important components of any computer and it is simply defined as the computer’s short memory.

The following are the easiest steps on how to check your computer’s Random Access Memory (RAM);

  1. Go straight to the start menu (Windows logo at the extreme bottom-left-hand of the Computer).
  2. Then right-click on the windows starts the menu icon.
  3. A menu bar will immediately pop up.
  4. Left-click on “System” from the listed items on the menu bar.
  5. Look for the word “RAM” and directly opposite, you will find the capacity of the Computer’s RAM stated therein.

Conclusively, there is a simple means of how to check all the above-mentioned computer specifications all on a page at the same time with a single click. The said steps are hereunder listed as follows;

  1. Left-click on the Windows start menu at the bottom left corner of the computer screen.
  2. Look for the search space and search for “System Information”.
  3. Once the result of the search comes out, left click on the “System Information”
  4. Then select the “System Summary” from the left pane to see everything.
  5. Every detail/information of the computer will be spelt out as seen in the second picture below.

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