You can check processor details in several ways. This information will have details about the manufacturer, speed, number of cores and threads, etc. You can follow any one of these steps that we listed to find out your CPU details.
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Using System Information
The system information feature in Windows displays all the details about your system, including the CPU. You can follow these steps to open the System Information.
- Press Windows + R simultaneously to open Run.
msinfo32.exewithout quotation mark and press Enter to open System Information Dialog Box.
- Click on System Summary on the left panel.
- On the right panel, you can see an item named Processor. Its corresponding Value has detail about the processor.
From Command Prompt
Another way you can get the system information is through the Command Prompt. Follow these steps to view the system summary using Command.
- Press the Windows + R key to open Run.
- Type “cmd” and press Enter to open Command Prompt.
- Now, type “systeminfo” without quotation mark and press Enter.
- The command will run for a few seconds and display details about your system in a listicle format. Here, search for Processor(s).
- Adjacent to processor, you will find the details regarding your processor.
From About Computer Options
You can also use the About PC section on Settings to know what CPU your computer uses. Excluding the processor details, you can also see the Device name, RAM installed, Operating System Type, and Windows Specification in this section.
Please follow these steps to check what CPU you have.
- Press the Windows + I key simultaneously to open Settings.
- Go to System > About.
- Here, you can see the computer’s CPU details.
Alternately, you can also follow these steps to open About settings.
- Open File Explorer.
- Right-click on This PC and select Properties
Use the Task Manager
Since the Task Manager keeps detailed information about the process running in the background, it also has information about the computer’s CPU. Along with this, it also displays CPU, memory, and disk usage.
To check CPU details about your computer, you can follow these steps.
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Esc to open Task Manager.
- Click on More Details if the Task Manager only displays a list of applications that are running.
- Click on the Performance tab.
The Performance tab displays all the information about the CPU like cores, logical processors, base speed, socket, cache. Including this, it also displays all active processes, threads, and speed.
Using Device Manager
One tricky way to get details about your CPU is through the Device Manager. Since a driver handles communication between Operating System and hardware, it also has details about the CPU driver.
Similarly, the CPU also requires a certain driver. Therefore, using the Device Manager, we can see its details.
You can follow these steps to check the CPU details from Device Manager.
- Press the Windows + X key and select Device Manager.
- Expand Processor.
- You can see several processors with the same name. Apart from your CPU model, the total number of processors listed is the total logical processor on your CPU
Remove Side Panel to Check CPU
If you are on a desktop PC, you can also remove the side panel and the CPU fan to check the CPU manufacturer. However, doing so is not recommended as many easy and reliable options are mentioned above to check the CPU details.