What's under the hood?
Whether you’re aiming to upgrade one or more computer specifications, identify each component to maximize performance, or are just curious to see what’s under the hood of your PC, checking computer specs is helpful and easy to do.
Depending on what particular spec you need to identify, the steps vary slightly, because unfortunately, not everything is in the same placethat would be too easy. Windows gives users the tools to identify computer specs, including the CPU, GPU, RAM, motherboard, and more.
Display Adapters might show two options. If it does, that means it’s showing the integrated graphics of the processor and the dedicated graphics card of the system. The dedicated graphics card option is considered the GPU.
Knowing the type of hardware inside of a computer can assist in deciding whether or not it’s time for an upgrade. Upgrading components isn’t as simple as picking out the latest and greatest parts and installing them because newer hardware doesn’t always mesh with older hardware and vice versa. Sometimes a complete computer upgrade is a better bet depending on the age of the components. So, it’s important to do some research beforehand.