• Using DXDIAG to find out your system specs

    Some reason you might want to find out what your system specifications are is if you need to know whether your computer can run a program or video game, if you are planning to upgrade your computer, or just curious about how much memory your computer has, for example. There are several ways to learn your computer's specifications. One of the most popular ways to do it is using the DXDIAG tool (DirectX Diagnostics Tool)

    To use the DXDIAG too, here are the steps you should follow:

    1) Press the Windows Icon

    2) In the field where it says "Search Programs and Files", write "dxdiag" and press ENTER



    3) You should now see the the following:


    There will be several tabs:
    System: This is the main system summary. IT shows the current date/time, computer name, operating system, language, system manufacturer, system model, BIOS, processor, memory, page file, and DirectX version. In most cases, you are mostly interested in the processor and the memory

    Display:
    There might be one or more tabs for your computer's display. This tab shows information about your video graphics card, including name, manufacturer, memory, and monitor.

    Sound: Again, could be one or more tabs. Shows information about your sound devices

    Input: This tab shows information regarding any Directinput devices such as USBs and Microphones.

    You can view all information, and you can also click on SAVE ALL INFORMATION to save the data in a text format, similar to this:
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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 2/7/2012, 14:53:51
    Machine name: MAIN
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
    System Model: AY030AA-ABA CQ5320F
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/07/10 11:37:11 Ver: 5.17
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 2816MB RAM
    Page File: 2873MB used, 2755MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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