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If you need to check your PC’s specifications—such as how much RAM or what type of CPU your machine has—while running Windows 11, it’s as easy as a trip to Settings. We’ll show you how to find these details.

To see your PC’s specifications, you’ll first need to open Windows Settings. To do so, press Windows+i on your keyboard, or right-click the Start button and select “Settings” from the list.

When Settings, opens, click “System” in the sidebar. In “System” settings, scroll down to the very bottom of the list and click “About.”

On the System > About screen, you’ll notice a section labeled “Device Specifications” near the top of the screen. Just below that, you’ll see your PC’s specifications listed out with headers that label each entry.

To see your PC's specs, look under "Device Specifications."

To see what kind of CPU your Windows 11 PC has, look at the row labeled “Processor.” And to see how much memory (RAM) is in your PC, examine the “Installed RAM” item.

You'll see CPU listed under "Processor," and memory listed under "Installed RAM."

If you need to copy these specifications to show them to other people—perhaps for troubleshooting—click the “Copy” button beside “Device Specifications.” After that, you can paste the information into a text file (using Notepad, for example) or paste it into an email or message to share it with someone else. Good luck!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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