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How to Check your Computer Specs

If you are looking for computer specs, there are two ways to find them. You can use the Crucial® Advisor™ tool or System Scanner tool, which will scan your system and offer a list of compatible upgrades. When you use our System Scanner, we'll determine your system's make and model, along with a detailed report on the amount of memory you currently have installed and how much memory your system is designed to handle. We can also provide you with a list of compatible solid state drives. Because we have compatibility information for more than 110,000 systems, we're confident that we've got your system's specs in our database.

When you use the Crucial® Advisor™ tool or System Scanner tool, you'll receive a list of memory modules that are compatible with your system. Not all types, densities, and speeds of memory work well together when combined, and we take this into account. We want your system to perform at its best.

Computer make, model, and serial number

If you don't know your computer's make and model, and would prefer to look them up manually, there are two ways to do so:

  1. Look on your system's case cover. Most computers, printers, cameras, and servers will list the information you need somewhere on the outside of the machine. If it's not on the front, look on the back. Also check any labels or metal plates attached to your system.

  2. Consult your owner's manual. Your computer's make and model will be printed here.

Serial number

To find a computer serial number, look on the outside of the device. The serial number is usually on a label on the underside or back cover. If there are multiple numbers, a search on the internet will usually indicate the starting numbers of different manufacturer's serial numbers.

Operating system

Where to find your operating system information varies some with each operating system. In general, the information will be under the heading "About", or "Information", or "Computer Properties".

Microsoft® Windows®

For Windows 10 information, click on the start icon on the bottom left corner. Then click the Settings (gear) icon. Then click About. The edition and version of Windows will be displayed.

For Windows versions prior to 10, click the Start button, type "Computer" in the search box, right-click on Computer, and then select Properties.

Additional hardware information

Generally, hardware components in your computer, such as the processor and any video cards, will be listed in the same area as the operating system. Hardware that is connected to your computer, such as printers, keyboards, and other peripherals, will be listed under "Connected devices", or "Printers".


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