Do you know the amount of RAM, Storage, Processor, GPU and other specs of the main hardware on your computer? You will find below the steps to check Hardware Specs in Windows 10.
Check Hardware Specs in Windows 10
Whether you are trying to buy a new computer or sell your old computer, you will find the need to check hardware specs of the computer in question.
On your current computer, you may want to find RAM, Processor speed and GPU, in order to make sure that your computer can handle a particular Software Program or PC Game.
Also, knowing the hardware specs on your computer can be useful while trying to make a decision about whether or not to upgrade your computer.
For example, if the computer is running slow, you can hope to improve its performance by replacing the HDD with SSD and adding more RAM to your computer.
So let us go ahead and take a look at the steps to find hardware specs in Windows 10.
1. Check RAM on Your Computer
Follow the steps below to check the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) on your computer.
1. Open Settings and click on the System tab.
2. On the next screen, scroll down and click on About in the left pane. In the right-pane, you will be able to see installed and usable RAM on your computer under “Device Specs” section.
As you can see in above image, the computer has 8 GB installed RAM and 7.87 GB of usable RAM.
2. Check Processor on Your Computer
Follow the steps below to find information about the type of Processor installed on your computer.
1. Type “System Information” in the search bar and double click on System Information App.
2. On the next screen, scroll down in the right-pane to Processor entry and you will be able to see the Model, Manufacturer, Speed and number of Cores on the Processor.
3. Check GPU or Graphic Card on Your Computer
Follow the steps below to check details of the Graphics Card installed on your computer.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.
2. On the Device Manager screen, expand Display Adapters entry to see the GPU on your computer.
If you find two GPU entries, it means that your computer has a dedicated graphics card, in addition to the integrated graphics card in the processor.
Typically, the dedicated Graphics Card will be the second entry under “Display adaptors”.
For example, if you have an Intel processor, the integrated graphics will be named “Intel HD Graphics XXXX” and the second Graphics card will be named something like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M.
3. Check Storage Capacity of Your Computer
Follow the steps below to find the storage capacity of your computer.
1. Open Settings on your computer and click on System tab.
2. On the next screen, scroll down and click on Storage in the left pane. In the right-pane, you will find the storage capacity of your computer listed under “Local storage” section.
3. Click on This PC to see detailed information about usage of storage on your computer.
As you can see in above image, 48 GB space is reserved for the operating system and other System Files on your computer.
4. Check Type of Storage (HDD or SDD) on Your Computer
Follow the steps below to find the type of storage (HDD or SDD), manufacturer and the model number of the hard disk drive on your computer.
1. Click on This PC (or My Computer). In the right-pane, right-click on your Hard Disk and click on Properties option in the contextual menu.
2. On the pop-up, click on the Hardware tab and click on Properties button.
3. On the next pop-up, you will find the manufacturer, model number and the type of Hard Disk installed on your computer
As you can see in above image, the computer has a Toshiba Standard Disk Drive (SDD) of 256 GB size.
5. Check Motherboard Model, Version & Serial Number
Follow the steps below to find the Model Number, Version and Serial Number of the Motherboard or the Baseboard installed on your computer.
1. Type System Information in the search bar and double click on System Information App.
2. On System Information screen, scroll down in the right-pane to BaseBoard (or Motherboard) entry and you will find information about the Motherboard on your computer.
Many times the information about Motherboard may not be clear. You will have to use command prompt to find Motherboard Model, Version and Serial Number.
Open Command Prompt > Type wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serialnumber and press enter.
Once the above command is executed, you will find the manufacturer, serial number and version of motherboard.