Check a specification of a computer

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In this article it will teach you on how to check the Basic Information and specification of a certain computer, you will be using the application called the CPU-Z this application is a freeware that gathers information and specification of a certain computer.)

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  1. 1
    Download the Software called CPU-Z
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  2. 2
    Run the Executable file that you have downloaded and follow the instruction of the installation wizard and run the Application.
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  3. 3
    After running the Application CPU-Z
    You will be able to check the specification of as follow:  
    1. CPU.
      1. Name and number.
      2. Core stepping and process.
      3. Package.
      4. Core voltage.
      5. Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
      6. Supported instructions sets.
      7. All cache levels (location, size, speed, technology).
    2. Mainboard.  
      1. Vendor, model and revision.
      2. BIOS model and date.
      3. Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
      4. Graphic interface.
    3. Memory.  
      1. Frequency and timings.
      2. Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
      3. System
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • CPU-Z application provided above is allowed only in Windows Operating System such as: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.

Questions and Answers

Where do you find the specification of the CPU?

  • There are many ways to view your Personal Computer Specification. You can also view them without using any software.
    • Go to Start, right-click "My Computer", then select "Properties". You will see some details about your computer specification.
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    • This is the second option to view your personal computer specification. Go to Start > Run > then type "dxdiag" and click "OK".
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    • Yet another option to view your Personal Computer Specification: Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Systems Tools > Systems Information.
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      Then this is what will display: The full specification of your Personal Computer.
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      The steps above are only applicable for the operating system only.
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  • Another type of operating system is Linux. For Linux, these are the steps on how to find your computer specification.
    • First, go to Dash Board, then type "System settings". That is the keyword to display your computer specification.
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    • After you type "System settings", the picture below will appear. It displays different categories of information about the settings of your computer, such as settings information in "Personal", "Hardware", and "Systems".
      Liezel.gabiana systeminfo.jpg
    • What you are looking for is the specification of your computer so you should choose "Systems", and in Systems, click on "Details".
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    • After you click "Details", your computer specification will display. Here is the example of computer specification of Linux.
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      That's it. You can now view your Device name, Memory, Name of processor, Graphics, OS Type, and Disk capacity or size.

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