How to check computer configurations is high or low-end 

If you ever wonder whether or not your computer configuration is high or can be replaced with corresponding devices, check out this article below

Checking your PC configuration is an important part in order to make a decision in:

  • Choosing an appropriate Windows version
  • Hard drive upgrades that suit your needs

Check with System Properties

Step 1: Right click to My Computer or This PC then select Properties

Step 2: The System Properties dialog appears, you can check all of the PC configuration informations such as: CPU parameter, RAM, active operation (Windows 7, 8 or 10), Windows copyright status

As the image shown below, you’ll see:

  • CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3700
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Windows edition: Windows 10

Check with DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Step 1: Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog then enter  “dxdiag” and click OK. Select Yes when an notification appears

Step 2: At the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, you’ll see the parameters of CPU, RAM, Windows versions, ect. in the System tab. Switch to the Display tab to see the graphics card and card capacity

Check the graphics card with CPU-Z software

Download CPU-Z here:

Open the software and you’ll see multiple tabs and each one shows details of the computer parameters

Only need to pay attention to the CPU tab and you’ll see the CPU name, running speed and particularly you’ll know about the Core and Threads parameters

For example, at the image below, Cores 4 Threads 8 indicate that the CPU has 4 cores 8 threads

Identify high or low-end computer configuration after checking

Check the configuration to see if your computer is using high or low-end. What should be done to improve it if it’s a low-end. This check is primarily for those who don’t know the configuration of the computer you are using

A high-end computer configuration expectably has:

  • HDD hard drive from 500GB and RAM from 4GB
  • Intel Core processor from i3, Celeron or Pentium
  • On-board graphics card and discrete graphics card

A low-end computer configuration has:

  • SSD and RAM below 4GB
  • Intel Core processor under i3
  • Only on-board graphics cards

To help better a low-end computer configuration, try upgrading the hard drive from HDD to SSD, using RAM from 8GB or upgrading the processor to an i3 or higher. Furthermore, you can help improving the computer productivity by reducing data stored in the hard drive