How to check what processor is inside your PC

James Walker

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Need to know which processor is inside your computer? With recent hardware issues making the headlines, you might be keen to know the identity of your CPU.

This information is easy to find within Windows as it’s surfaced in multiple places. The simplest starting point is the Settings app, so go ahead and launch it from the Start menu.

Windows 10 Settings system category

Click the “System” category and then the “About” page from the navigation menu on the left. Scroll down to the “Device specifications” section and look for the “Processor” entry.

Here, the name of your processor will be displayed. The text you see might vary depending on the manufacturer and model, as it’s up to each processor to identify itself. Generally, you’ll see the manufacturer name, model name and CPU clock speed – in the example below, the machine has an Intel Core i7-7700K which is running at 4.2GHz.

Windows 10 CPU name in Settings app

This should be enough detail to inform you when researching your processor online. You can now visit manufacturer websites to get more information about your silicon. The Settings About page also shows some further information about your PC, including the amount of memory (RAM) installed and whether you’ve got a 32-bit or 64-bit system.