CPU-z System ID Utility Instructions
By +Rod Bland
To identify more details of a system running Windows® software, you can run a program on the machine you wish to identify called CPU-Z.
- Download CPU-Z from our website (2.5MB).
- Run the setup executable file, and let it guide you for the installation process.
- Wait for the program window to load (takes up to 30 seconds)
- 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)
- After the program loads, click the Mainboard tab. Below is an example from a machine with a Gigabyte brand motherboard:
- 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)
- After the program loads, click the About tab on the top right hand corner.
- Under Tools, click the Save Report (.HTML) button.
- Choose any location to save the cpuz.htm file, then click Save.
- Open the newly created cpuz.htm file and it will load in your browser.
- 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.
- 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.