How to Check laptop, PC configuration


Checking your laptop’s configuration is essential if you want to know if the hardware in your computer is correct or not, or when you need to purchase hardware that is compatible with your existing hardware.

To check your computer’s configuration information on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1, and Windows 10, you can use the dxdiag command on the cmd, viewed through the PC’s Properties or with support software. In the article below, the Network Administrator will guide you how to check, see the hardware configuration on the computer quickly, simple but still ensure adequate supply of computer information.

1. Check your computer configuration for msinfo32

For Windows 8.1 / 10, on the keyboard you press the Windows key + R key, enter msinfo32 to see all the computer information, not only the configuration but also the information about the hardware, software and other. Other components on the machine.

The System Information window opens, allowing you to view a wide range of system parameters, including operating system name, 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, system name, computer manufacturer, microprocessor, a bit of RAM, etc. If you want to know more about hardware, software or other components that you can navigate in the menu on the left.

2. Use Computer Properties to view the configuration of the laptop

This is the simplest operation, which is widely used on Windows versions from XP, Vista, 7 … to Windows 10.

For Windows 8 or later, right-click the This PC> Properties icon:

For Windows 7 and earlier, go to Start> right-click My Computer or right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties:

Here, we will know the operating system, CPU parameters, RAM, Windows activation status, user name, computer name and some other system settings on the left:

In the System type you will know whether the computer is running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows.

3. View computer information with the dxdiag command

Same as above, dxdiag command is very “ancient” but still useful and more detailed information how to 1. To do that, you open the run (press the window + R), type dxdiag and then Enter.

Dxdiag will display the same information as with Computer Properties, besides there are also screen parameters (in Display), Sound – and input devices, support (in the Input section, here is a mouse and keyboard):

4. Check the configuration of the computer, laptop by CPU-Z

We can install the CPU-Z software on the computer to check the hardware parameters. The program will give users the necessary information about the entire configuration of the machine.

After installing the CPU-Z program, you will see the interface of the CPU-Z appears with the parameters of the computer include: CPU, Caches, Mainboard, SPD, Graphics, Bench and About. Each tab gives you detailed information about the configuration.

1. CPU Tab:

This tab tells us about the Intel Core i3-5005U CPU, which is 2.00GHz. Next, in the bottom right corner there is a Cores 2 Threads 4 parameter indicating the CPU has 2 cores 4 threads.

2. Tab Caches:

This section will provide CPU caching information.

3. Mainboard Tab:

This tab shows information about the motherboard on the computer such as Manufacturer, Model, BIOS Version (Version).

4. Memory Tab:

RAM information on the Memory tab includes 4GB RAM, DDR3 RAM and 798.1 MHz RAM as shown below:

5. SPD Tab:

You will know the specific parameters of each RAM slot on your computer.

We can check the number of RAM slots on the computer and the RAM parameters at each slot. Click on the down arrow at Slot # 1, which lists Slot 1 and Slot 2. Depending on the number of different RAM slots, the list of numbers varies.

Next to see the parameters of each slot, you select Slot # slot. Without the information means no RAM. RAM slots do not need to be plugged into each other.

As in the example, Slot # 1 is equipped with 4GB of RAM, and Slot # 2 is not equipped with RAM.

6. Graphics Tab:

This tab will provide accurate information about your computer’s video card. In the main interface of the tab, click on Display Device Selection will appear on the list of video card on the computer, including Onboard Card and removable card.

Onboard cards are available on computers, called Intel (R) HD Graphics. Removable cards are not necessarily on the computer. As shown below, my machine only has Onboad Intel (R) HD Graphics 5500 Card only.

Next, when we click on any video card will appear detailed information about that video card. In the picture, the Intel (R) HD Graphics 5500 is 1GB in size.

7. Tab Bench:

Test your CPU health when running in different modes.

8. Tab About:

Finally, there is information about the CPU-Z version we are using, the author, the home page of the CPU-Z software, the operating system Windows is using, DirectX.

Here are four methods to help you check the configuration of the computer. CPU-Z software is one of the most popular computer testing tools available today, and is used by many users.