â€œWhat do you mean, how much RAM I have? This is a computer, how do I know? “If you find yourself saying this, you will feel frustrated with the lack of technical answers. It can also delay getting the help you need.
Let’s take a look at some tools to help you always at hand.
Find basic system information in Windows
Find basic system information in Windows
This is the easiest way to find out the name of your computer, the type of processor or CPU, the amount of RAM and the version of Windows on it.
Just right-click the Windows button in the lower left corner of your screen and select “System.”
In the window that opens, look in the middle of the technical characteristics of the device. Here you will find the device name, processor, installed RAM, and other information.
Installed edition and version of Windows are slightly lower than the Windows specifications.
Find information about specific devices and drivers in Windows
Find specific hardware and driver information in Windows
Have you ever had a problem with a certain hardware and a technician asked you, “What driver are you using?” How would you know? What is a driver?
But you can get it quickly. Right-click the Windows button again, then click Device Manager.
In the Device Manager window, you can navigate to a specific device and get more information. Once you find it, double click on it to see the properties windows.
Now go to the Driver tab and the information you want will be right there. It’s also where you can update your drivers and disable or remove the problematic device.
Easily get and save computer characteristics
Easily obtain and save computer specifications
Want to quickly and easily record your computer’s hardware specifications? Speccy is the tool for you, and it’s free. You can get a portable version of the application if you work on different computers and want to track all their characteristics.
We also have an article to help you learn about portable apps and why you should use them We’ll be using the portable version of Speccy, but there isn’t much difference in using a desktop or portable application.
In the second between launching the Speccy and getting this screenshot, it already received information about the operating system, processor and RAM.
Note that it also shows the CPU temperature This is key information when troubleshooting many computer problems. It is not measured just once. Leave the Speccy open and you can watch the temperature change. Better yet, launch Speccy in the taskbar and it will display the current CPU temperature.
- Click View> Options.
- In the Options window, click the Task Pane tab.
- Select the Minimize to Tray check box. Now, when you minimize Speccy, it will just be in the notification area, not directly on the taskbar.
- Select the Show metrics in the notification area check box to display the processor temperature. The rest of the parameters can be left with their default values, but you can play with them.
- Click OK to apply the settings, then collapse them into the tray. You will see the temperature as in the image below.
Clicking on any of the headings on the left side of Speccy will give you more details about that part of your computer than you probably ever want. But your IT professional might want to get it. Now you can get it for them.
Would you like to save this information so that you can use it later, for example, in a computer store? You can. Click File> Save as Text File and save it anywhere.
You can also print it, but there is a lot of information in there and it will print many pages. Your best bet is to save a text file and then you can only print the information you want.
When you have Speccy, you have a fast and large window in the insides of your computers. Could you get more information about your computer.
Now you know your computer
You now know your computer
That’s a lot of information to digest. Take your time and dig around. You can do nothing with either Speccy or system information. You can cause problems in Device Manager, so it’s best not to change anything in it without professional advice, but that’s okay.
Armed with this new capability, you can quickly and confidently provide your technicians with the information they need. Trust me, they’ll appreciate it and get the help you need faster. Do you help people with their computers? Share this article with them and they can help you.