CPU-z System ID Utility Instructions

By +Rod Bland

 To identify more details of your system, you can run a program on the machine you wish to identify called CPU-Z.
 

  1. Download CPU-Z from our website.
  2. Unzip the file to any location.
  3. Locate the unzipped folder and double-click the application file cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe if running a 64-bit system
  4. Wait for the program window to load (takes up to 30 seconds)
  5. If you have a custom built computer, or simply aren't sure, then start at Identifying your motherboard to quickly identify your computer motherboard brand and model. If you have a specific brand of computer, such as Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba, SONY, ASUS, etc  then skip to Identifying a branded computer further down.

Identifying your motherboard (for non-branded or custom-built computers)

  1. After the program loads, click the Mainboard tab.  Below is an example from  a machine with a Gigabyte brand motherboard:

  2. Note the Manufacturer and Model Number.  You can use this information to select your brand and model from the RamCity Upgrade Finder on our Home Page.

Identifying a Branded Computer (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, SONY, ASUS, Toshiba, etc)

  1. After the program loads, click the About tab on the top right hand corner.
  2. Under Tools, click the Save Report (.HTML) button.
  3. Choose any location to save the cpuz.htm file, then click Save.
  4. Open the newly created cpuz.htm file and it will load in your browser.
  5. Scroll down to the the DMI section.  This will likely contain the specific brand and model of your desktop or laptop. Below is an example from a Dell (Manufacturer) Vostro (Family) 1520 (Model) laptop.

  6. Note the Manufacturer and Product details.  You can then use this information to select your manufacturer, family, and model from the RamCity Upgrade Finder on our Home Page.