How to check computer specs

Checking the computer specs can be done in several ways. The specs are important to know when you want to upgrade the computer you already have, or when to want to sell it.  Also, while buying, specs are the key to choosing your new computer.

When selling, a particular buyer wants to know everything about the computer’s specs, so he knows does it fit him or not. The advanced specs mean that the computer is better and costs more. If you are not sure how to check computer specs, here are some tips.

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Computer specs

When we talk about computer specifications, it means that we talk about speed, graphics, memory, storage. All this is related to the CPU, motherboard, graphics card (GPU), RAM and power supply. These are essential computer parts, that allow you to have and use the computer as you know. To get to know all pieces that are building your computer, you should decompose it and start with learning how does each of them work, and what is its function.

Where to start?

If you are looking for computer specs, you should open your system information. Depending on which OS you have, it can be located in different places, but mostly all of them have a section or icon for system information that you can find by the searching option your computer provides.

In this section, you can find almost all the information about your processor, graphics card, RAM, storage, and all other specs your computer has. We are going to represent you like an easy way to get to the information about your computer specs. Now, let’s take a look at where to how to check each specification itself.

Checking CPU

To know what kind of processor do you have, here is an easy procedure of a few steps that you can follow. Get to the Start, then find and open System section that will appear in the list of options. Opening the System, you are going to see a section “processor” that will show you what kind of processor you have.

Checking GPU

To find out what graphics card you have is also very easy. Go to the Start, and find Device Manager in the options that appear. In Device Manager, there will be shown the option “Display Adapters”. Clicking on it, you will get the list with your graphics card on it. There can be more than one option under the Display Adapters, and this means that your integrated graphics are shown here too.

You are looking for a dedicated graphics card because it is the one that your system is using and it is more powerful. The dedicated graphics card is usually listed as the second on the list, and this may help you if you are not sure what are you looking at.

Checking Motherboard

To find out about your motherboard, you can open your desktop and see the information on it. this is an option that not everyone can choose because not everyone is familiar with the labels and meaning of its content. If you have a laptop, this is not an option for you.

But here is an easier procedure. Get to the System information and find the section that is named as the “MotherBoard Model” or “BaseBoard Model”. The information next to these sections is those that you are looking for. Here are mostly contained information about the producer of the motherboard.

Checking RAM

This is also an easy procedure, and this information is listed the same where the information about your processor. So, when you get to the System section, scroll down until you see how much memory your computer provides.