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3 Ways to Find Out What Type of CPU is in Your Windows PC



1 – View the System Information screen

a) If your PC is running Windows 7 or earlier:

Right-Click on the Computer icon and then select System from the menu that pops up. You should now see the CPU type listed on the “System Information” screen.

b) If your PC is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10:

Right-click on the Start button and then select System from the menu that pops up. You should now see the CPU type listed on the “System Information” screen.


2 – Use the Windows Command Line

a) Press the Windows+R key combination to open a “Run” box.

b) Type CMD, then press the Enter key.

c) Copy and paste the following at the command prompt:

wmic cpu get caption, deviceid, name, numberofcores, maxclockspeed, status

d) Press the Enter key.

3 – Use a third-party System Information utility

You can also use a third-party System Info tool such as HWiNFO or Speccy if you’re interested in finding out a ton of other information about your computer’s hardware.

Chances are you’ll never really “need” to know this extra info, but you might find it interesting none the less.

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