Use one of these foolproof methods to quickly find out what's powering your computer.

Windows 10 offers several ways to check the specifications of your computer, such as: B. Processor, motherboard, memory, graphics card and much more. You can check the specifications using command line tools or desktop applications. Depending on the method you choose, the properties available will differ slightly.

1. Use Settings

This method will show you basic system specifications such as the Windows version, memory, or processor. Here's how you can do it:

  1. click Start> Settings> System.

  2. Scroll down the left menu and select over.

By doing Device specification This section provides details on the processor, RAM, system architecture, and pen and touch support. If you need details about the software, check Windows specification. You can use the … Copy Button under each section to save the details for future references or inventory.

2. Use system information

This method will give you a detailed report on the technical specifications of your device. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar msinfo32 and choose the best match.

  2. Choose System summary. A list appears showing the system model, system memory capacity, processor brand and model, and other computer specifications.

  3. Open that Components Menu for more details about the multimedia, Networks, Ports, or warehouse Categories.

You can use system information to generate a report that contains technical specifications for both hardware and software. Here's how you can do it:

  1. click File> Export.

  2. Choose where to save the report and give it a meaningful name.

  3. Press the to save Button.

System Information allows you to find specific details about a component using the search option at the bottom of the page. However, you need to enter exact text queries to get the result you want.

In Windows 10, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool is typically used to troubleshoot certain system problems. However, you can use it to check the specifications of your device. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar dxdiag and choose the best match.

  2. Choose system Tab.

  3. Below System information, You can check the specs like memory, BIOS or UEFI version, memory, system model and more. You can use the to access further technical data display, Do, sound, and Entrance Tabs.

If you want to use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to export system information, do the following:

  1. Press the Save all information Button.

  2. Select the folder destination and give the report a descriptive name.

  3. click to save.

4. Use PowerShell

To view your PC specs using PowerShell, do the following:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar Power Shell, then choose Execute as administrator.

  2. Write Get-ComputerInfo, then press Enter.

5. Use the command prompt

This is a command prompt command that you need to know as it is one of the fastest ways to check your computer specifications. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar Command prompt, then choose Execute as administrator.

  2. Art System information and press Enter.

Command Prompt displays information about your computer's software and hardware like Windows 10, as well as update information, RAM, network details, and more.

6. Use the Control Panel

While we usually use the Control Panel to change system settings or check installed apps, it can also be used to quickly view your computer's specs. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Search for “Control Panel” in the search bar of the start menu and select the Best hit.

  2. Press the View according to menu and select Big icons or Small icons.

  3. click System. This will open a new window with information about your device and Windows 10 specs.

Plan your next hardware upgrade

After reviewing your hardware specifications, it is your decision whether or not your system is worth upgrading. Depending on your current components, you can update certain components of your system. For example, if your motherboard is quite old, the latest processor may not be compatible with it. Because of this, sometimes it's better to create a brand new system.

Which upgrades will improve your PC's performance the most?

Need a faster computer but not sure what to update on your PC? Follow our PC upgrade checklist to find out.

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Matthew's passions lead him to become a technical writer and blogger. After completing his bachelor's degree in engineering, he likes to use his technical knowledge to write informative and useful content.

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