How to Check What Processor (CPU) I Have

When we’re saying processor, we mean CPU (Central Processing Unit). It’s the brain of the computer where most calculations take place. In some cases, if you need to find out what processor you have, you can use one of the ways below to find it out.

There are four ways for you to check what processor you have.

Way 1: Check what processor you have via Settings
Way 2: Check what processor you have via Control Panel
Way 3: Check what processor you have via System Information
Way 4: Check what processor you have via Task Manager


Way 1: Check what processor you have via Settings

You can find out what processor you have via Settings. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+S (the Windows logo key and the S key) at the same time to open Search.

2) Type ‘settings’ into the search box and click Settings.

open settings

3) Select System.

open system

4) Click About and then you can see the Processor information at the right side (as shown below).

processor in settings

Way 2: Check what processor you have via Control Panel

You can check what processor you have via the Control Panel. Follow these steps:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type ‘control panel’ into the box and click OK to open the Control Panel window.

control-panel-run-box-2

3) View by Category and select System and Security.

select system and security

4) Select System.

select system control panel

5) You can check the processor information in the System window (as shown below).

processor in control panel

Way 3: Check what processor you have via System Information

System Information also displays the processor information. To check what processor you have via System Information, follow these steps:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type ‘msinfo32.exe’ into the box and click OK to open the System Information window.

open system information

3) Scroll down to locate ‘Processor’ to get what processor you have (as shown below).

processor system information

Way 4: Check what processor you have via Task Manager

The last way to check what processor you have introduced here is via Task Manager. To do so:

1) On your keyboard, press Shift+Ctrl+Esc at the same time to invoke the Task Manager window.

2) Click the Performance tab then you’ll see the CPU information at the top of the window (as shown below).

cpu in task manager

Tip: If you don’t see the Performance tab, the tab is probably hidden. Click the More details to make it appear.

show performance tab

Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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