Getting information about your PC components is very important. For example, if you want to reinstall Windows, you should know which graphics card it has in order to download the correct driver and make sure everything works perfectly. In addition, providing full PC specs helps with selling your computer. In this manual, we will show you how to check computer specs and learn all the details about your PC components.
How to Check my Computer Specs?
Let’s start with the basics. Press Win + E and in the left sidebar right-click This PC. Select Properties.
You will get a new window with a brief PC specification summary. In this window, you can find processor model, how much RAM is installed, Windows OS architecture and information about touch support.
There is another way to get this information. Hit Win + I on your keyboard. This opens the Settings app. Go to System section, scroll a bit down and click on About button.
Here lies the same info with some additional details about your PC such as Windows build number, Windows version, and installation date.
For many users, this information is more than enough but you probably very well know that a CPU and RAM are not the only parts within your computer case. In order to find a laptop specifications list (the same goes with desktop PCs), you need to dig a bit deeper.
How to Find Laptop Specifications List with msinfo32
Windows contains one small, but very powerful tool called msinfo32. It stores literally everything you need to know about your computer specs. Here is how to invoke this tool to check computer specifications.
Press Win + R on your keyboard and enter msinfo32. Press Enter.
Alternatively, click on the Start button and start typing System Information. Run that app from the search results window.
In the System Summary section, you can find information about your motherboard, CPU, RAM, Windows version and other aspects. Additional info about GPU and other components lives inside Components tree. Expand it and you will find all the details about USB devices, drives, GPU, printers, etc.
Pro Tip: if you want to print your PC specs, no need to write it down manually. Select the section you want to copy and click File – Export.
Tell the system where to store a file with the details and press Save. In the end, you will get a simple txt-file with the PC specs from the section you have selected.
How to Check System Specs with dxdiag?
Msinfo32 is powerful but it may look a bit cumbersome for some users. We personally prefer another built-in tool called dxdiag. It has a much more user-friendly interface and at the same time provides almost the same amount of details about your PC specs.
Press Win + R and enter dxdiag command. Wait for the system to gather all the information about your PC. This should take only a few seconds.
Now you have a window with four tabs. On the very first called System, you can find basic info about the current time, computer name, operating system details, current language, motherboard model and manufacturer, BIOS version, CPU model, amount of RAM, page file details and DirectX version.
Tab Display contains information about your GPU. You can find in there graphics card name, manufacturer, display memory available, screen resolution and refresh rate, HDR support, monitor name and all the info about the current driver being in use.
The same is with Sound and Input tabs. Input tabs have everything you need to know about input devices such as keyboards, mice, controllers, etc.
What we like about DirectX Diagnostic Tool is that you can export all the info with one click. The button called Save All Information gathers my PC specs in one text file which is easy to read, print or share.
If that was not enough and you want to know even more about your PC specification, you can use official websites to check all the details about CPU, GPU, RAM, motherboard, etc. In addition, such free tools as GPU-Z, CPU-Z, HWiNFO or AIDA64 provide more than enough information about your PC parts. They are completely or partially free and very easy to use. In this article, we focused your attention on how to use built-in utilities to check PC computer specs, so we won’t waste your time describing how to download CPU-Z or any other tool to check system specs.