When you want to install a new program, a game, or other software, it’s important to know your computer’s specifications first. You don’t want to buy something your computer can’t support. So, to be 100% sure, read up on how you can find the specifications of your PC.
Knowing what is inside of your computer can make life easier in more than one way. Whether you’re considering to buy new software, or a new hardware component, knowing your existing configuration can help. It can also make diagnostics easier when a problem appears.
With these simple instructions, you will be able to find your PC’s specifications in the most popular operating systems easily.
Whether you have Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10, there are several ways to see their specifications. However, two approaches will always show you the technical specifications of your computer.
1. The simple way
Step 1 — At the same time, press the Windows and the Pause/Break buttons on your keyboard. That will open your computer’s specs.
Step 2 — If you click on the Windows experience index, it will lead you to the next screen. There, by clicking “view detailed performance and system information”, you will be able to see the details of your processor, RAM, graphics, and hard disk.
2. The complex way
Step 1 — At the same time, press the Windows and R buttons on your keyboard. That will open the Run process on your PC.
Step 2 — Into the opened Run window, type in “msinfo32” and click OK.
From there, you will be able to browse through the hardware resources, components, and the software environment.
If you have a Mac, finding the specifications is rather straightforward and simple to do.
Step 1 — Click on the Apple icon in the top bar.
Step 2 — Click “About this Mac.” Here you can see the specifications of your device, including the version of OS X, and a summary of your specifications.
This summary includes RAM, graphics, and processor speed. If you click on “More Info” option, you will see detailed information on all of your Mac’s hardware.