CPU-Z is a great tool for any PC owner to have.
CPU-Z created by CPUID can detect all the components in your PC, making upgrading easy. Here at Winter Tech Solutions CPU-Z is used to determine the PC's overall upgradability and you can see why, with its large amount of features and an excellent user interface, it's perfect for anyone looking for a good piece of software. As one of our recommended applications, it is well worth downloading and to top it off it's free.
CPU-Z has eight tabs, CPU, Caches, Mainboard (Motherboard), Memory, SPD, Graphics, Bench and About. The ones we find the most useful are CPU, Mainboard and SPD due to the sheer amount of information these tabs give you.
This shows you the name, code name, socket type, core voltage, specification, core clock speed, cache, number of cores, number of threads and much more. With this information we can identify which CPU's we can upgrade to.
This shows you everything about your motherboard such as the manufacturer, model, chipset, bios information and graphics interface.
Shows you everything about your memory (RAM) and you can select each slot on your motherboard even if all the slots aren’t filled. As you can see from the picture below it lists the type (DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4) of memory installed as well as module size, bandwidth, manufacturer, part number, serial number, frequency and everything else you could possibly need to know.