Understanding your computer specification is undoubtedly important since it will dictate what software you could use, what games can be played, and how fast the performance is.
On top of that, you it may shape the way you work and could decide what component need to upgrade.
For any Windows PC, there are multiple ways to see the computer specifications with high detail. See the guide below!
#1 Check computer specs from System Information
System Information is a great tool provided by Microsoft to find out the detail information of the computer. This tool is available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
Go to Start Menu, then type System Information.
Launch the program.
The System information window will show and you can click on each menu on the left bar to see further information.
#2 Simplified specification by DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX Diagnostic Tool only focuses on the hardware that affects the DirectX API, especially for gaming purpose. It displayed brief information on motherboard, BIOS, processor, memory, display, sound, and DirectX version. This tool is available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
Open Start Menu, then find dxdiag.
After the program found, launch it.
DirectX Diagnostic Tool will appear, it may performing a quick scanning first.
#3 Check the basic specs via System
If you only want to know the processor, size of RAM, system type, or product ID, then this guide is perfect for you. There is a System section on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 that shows a very basic of specification that most people would understand.
Open Library/This PC/My Computer, right-click on it, and select Properties.
Then you can see the specification on the System section.
#4 Get computer condition from System Properties
System Properties is provided nearly similar information like Control Panel System as I mentioned before. But it comes with a clean interface and additional system conditions, such as security, health, performances, and virus protection. This feature only available on Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Open My Computer/This PC on Windows Explorer, then click System Properties.
Once appeared, the System Properties window should look like this.
#5 Detailed specifications can be seen via CPU-Z
CPU-Z is a great freeware to explore every single component that attached to your PC. This software is intended for experts, developers, or overclockers. CPU-Z also featuring a benchmark test to figuring out actual performances of the machine under certain circumstances.
If you are interested, CPU-Z is available for free on all major Windows versions. Check out the download page here.
Now you know the overall system specs, but do you know the specification of the monitor? It’s important too. I’ve made a guide about several methods to see monitor specification on Windows 10.