How to find out your computer specifications in Windows 11

Knowing what hardware makes up your PC is a useful step in knowing whether you need to upgrade your processor, memory, or perhaps your graphics card. But how to find out your PC specifications in Windows 11?

There are several ways to do this and we will cover them all here. Here’s how to find out what your PC is made of.

About this PC screen in Windows 11.

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Using About PC

For a really easy way to see your PC’s basic specifications, see the About PC screen.

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings screen by pressing Windows Key + I.

Step 2: Choose System from the left menu.

Step 3: Scroll down the list, and select it About This PC from below.

Step 4: Here you will find all the important information about your CPU model, your memory amount and speed, Windows version, and more.

But that won’t tell you much more. For that, you need to use one of the other methods below.

System Information Application

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Using Information Systems

One of the easiest ways to view your computer specifications in Windows 11 is through the System Information App.

Step 1: Use the Windows search bar to search MS Info.

Step 2: That will bring up a list that will display a link to the System Information Application. Select it.

You will be able to see the version of Windows 11 you are running, System model, Processor, BIOS version, RAM, virtual memory, and more.

Step 3: On the screen that appears, you will get information about the CPU, memory, motherboard, and more. You can find more detailed information about USB ports, your network, sound devices, displays, and more, by selecting the menu on the left.

The HWINfo screen is all open.

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Using HWInfo

If you want to see live information on your system, such as power usage, clock speed, or temperature, you’ll need a third-party app. I really like HWInfo.

Step 1: Download HWInfo from the official site and install it as you would any other app.

Step 2: Launch the app, and if you just want to see live information, select it Just sensors. Otherwise, you can leave both boxes unchecked and get a full system summary, and a live sensors window.

Step 3: To view live information, select Censorship from the top menu. The window that appears will have a lot of information about your PC’s live statistics, such as clock speed for each core, your graphics card’s power usage, and more. It’s very in-depth, so it might be a bit overwhelming, but rest assured if you want to know anything about your PC, it’s there.

HWInfo’s main window will tell you in-depth information about every component in your PC. Just choose to learn more.

Now that you know your PC’s specs, do you want to learn more about tracking its temperature? Here’s our guide on manage your processor temperature.

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