Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Find The Processor & Motherboard

Different types of motherboards will use different types of RAM.

Knowing the type of processor and motherboard installed on your computer is important when you need to troubleshoot or upgrade your machine. For instance, if you are adding more RAM to your system, you will need to know not only how much RAM your motherboard can support, but also what type of RAM it requires. While these details are not available directly from within your system, there are plenty of aftermarket programs that can retrieve the info, including Everest Home Edition, CPU-Z and System Spec.



1. Download the Everest software and save it to an easy-to-access location, such as your Desktop (see Resources).

2. Extract the software by right clicking the downloaded file and click "Extract files here."

3. Double-click on the "Everest" icon and allow the software to scan your computer.

4. Click the plus sign to the left of "Motherboard." Click "CPU" to display your CPU and click "Motherboard" to display your motherboard.


5. Download the CPU-Z software (see Resources).

6. Double-click the downloaded file to install the software.

7. Open the CPU-Z software, which will force it to automatically scan your system. Click the tab labeled "CPU" to display your CPU. Click the tab labeled "Mainboard" to display your motherboard.

System Spec

8. Download the System Spec software (see Resources).

9. Double-click the downloaded file and allow it to scan your system.

10. Locate the CPU and motherboard types from the main window of System Spec.

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