How To Check Pc Specs;Complete Guide

Knowing How To Check Pc Specs  is something that we consider essential for any user who is at least interested in taking care of and knowing their computer. In Professional Review we do not conceive the fact that a user does not know even his processor, something so important and basic to know the possibilities and power of his equipment.

Index of contents

  • How To Check Pc Specs.
    • With Windows tools
    • With external tools
    • Conclusion and links of interest

So in this tutorial we will see how to know all or at least the main features of our PC in both Windows and Linux . For this we will use both the solutions that the operating systems themselves incorporate, as well as certain very useful free programs that are on the net. So, let’s get started.

Know the specs of my PC in Windows;How To Check Pc Specs

The methods that we are going to use here are available in practically all versions of Windows , of course in version 10, and also in 8, 7, Vista and even XP, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

With Windows tools.

First of all, we are going to start looking for this information using the tools that Windows has at our fingertips. If you don’t want to be opening different windows with scattered information, we advise you to go directly to the next section.

Windows basically has 3 ways to know the information of our PC , let’s start from the most basic to the most complete:

Windows Properties

It is a window where information about CPU, RAM memory and the version of Windows that we have will be shown basically . It’s as simple as pressing the ” Windows + Pause / Break ” key combination on your keyboard.

If we prefer, we can go to “My Team”, right click on this icon and choose the ” Properties ” option

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With the DXDIAG tool

DXDiag is the Windows DirectX diagnostic tool , and it gives us a lot of information about our hardware and system. To access it, what we are going to do is press the key combination ” Windows + R “, and in the Run tool type ” dxdiag ” then pressing Enter.

What news do we have here? Well, in addition to CPU and RAM, in the Screen section we can see what our graphics card is and its specifications. And if we go to Sound , we will also see the connected devices or card that we use. Finally in Entry , we will have all the peripherals connected to our equipment listed with brands and models.

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Windows system information.

The third tool is the most complete of all and is called Windows System Information . In it we will have a fairly large list of information about our hardware and also software.

To open it, we just have to open the start menu or click on the magnifying glass icon and write ” system information “. The problem here is to filter the information that is really useful to us, since there are also many state registers of each component and things that a priori, are not going to be of use to us.

We will have most of the information that interests us in the “Components” section , browsing through its different hardware options. Although in ” system summary ” is where we will have CPU and RAM.

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With external tools.

The good thing about external tools is that they are exclusively designed for this purpose , to show us all the relevant information from the team filtered and perfectly categorized.

AIDA64 Extreme / Engineer

AIDA64 is one of the programs that we use most frequently to collect information about the system and hardware, and to stress our equipment . We use the Engineer version, but there are several of them on the creator’s official website . Unfortunately, this software is paid , although it is offered in a 30-day trial version that will be more than enough for us to know absolutely all the information on our computer.

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This program is created by Piriform , like CCleaner, but don’t worry, it won’t destroy your Windows registry and it is also totally free . It is extremely simple to use and gives us a lot of information about our system . We can download it from this link .

We only have to keep one thing in mind, and that is that when starting the installation wizard, we must make sure to deactivate the option to install CCleaner together with Speccy . For the rest, we do not have any type of advertising within the program nor do we have a paid license.

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What are the most important components of your PC that you should know;How To Check Pc Specs

Among the most important elements that make up a computer and of which we must all know, even if only briefly, we have:

  • Motherboard or Motherboard:It is a circuit where all the elements of the computer are connected and it is responsible for distributing energy to each of the parts of the PC. Everything revolves around it, that is, all the elements of the processor have to be compatible with it.
  • Processor or CPU:It is the central unit that processes all the information and the speed or slowness of the equipment will depend on it. Its capacity and functionality is determined by the number of Cores and threads it has, the greater the number of cores and threads, the greater the multimedia capacity.
  • RAM memory: RAM memories are the ones that give fluidity to the equipment, the greater the number of memory, the faster the CPU will have to surf the Web or work with several programs at the same time, of which we have to take into account the frequency that is the highest possible and compatible with the motherboard, and the capacity that is measured in gigabyte, and the ideal is 16 GB and up.
  • SSD or Hard Drive:It is the area where everything is collected, a very important component, since if there is no hard drive, nothing works. The most widely used are SATA and NVMe, which connect directly to the motherboard and come in various sizes.
  • Graphics card or GPU: It is the element that is related to the images, usually it is integrated into the CPU, and they support all the basic operations, but when it comes to 3D images, professional graphic design, video editions and the like, you must have a discrete GPU that connects to the motherboard.
  • Power supply : it is the vital component, since it generates the energy of the circuit and allows the other components to give their maximum performance.

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