Let’s learn How To Use CPU-Z on your device. This is a great tool to get all the hardware information of your PC or Android device.
Once you open CPU-Z, you will be asked to validate the device. Click on “Submit” to get a report on the device performance and components generated in PDF which you can save for future reference.
You can tick the option in CPU-Z “Private Validation” to not let the validation data be shared with any other party. Also, if you do not want the validation to be done, simply close the window.
Instructions to follow in using CPU-Z
When the validation is over, CPU-Z will open another window. This one contains many tabs like CPU, caches, mainboards, graphics, SPD, memory, etc. Each tab provides information about each component.
Below are some tips about those tabs, to help you understand each:
This tab will be opened by default. You can find the processor details from here like its name and speed. Also for Windows 10 users, the core and thread numbers are displayed.
The capacities of L1, L2, and L3 are given
In this CPU-Z tab, you will find details about the motherboard. You can get to know the name, model, chipset, and most importantly, BIOS here.
The memory tab contains the RAM information. You can find the type, size, frequency, delay, cycle time, etc. of the RAM.
You might not find any information in this CPU-Z tab at once. If so, select a memory slot from the dropdown under ‘Memory Slot Selection’. These slots are the RAM slots in your computer. There is a possibility that not all the slots contain RAM. The SPD tab will tell you which are occupied and which are not with other important details about each.
The graphics tab reveals the graphics on your PC. The name, technology used, core, and memory are some of them that you can find in CPU-Z.
This tab helps you benchmark your machine. This is a stress test that you carry out on your machine. The results of this test can be submitted and compared with that of other computers. The CPU Single thread and CPU Multi-thread sections are separately given for you. Select the CPU-Z Benchmark version in the dropdown right below those sections. Tick all the boxes and hit the button “Bench CPU”. After about 30 seconds, the benchmarking will be completed. Click on the button “Submit and Compare”. This will save this benchmark to your CPU validator profile.
Similarly, you can tick all the boxes, select the Benchmark version again, and hit the “Stress CPU” button below. This test is to test the stability of the CPU and will take nearly 10-15 minutes.
The Information Tools
You can see the “Tools” button at the bottom of the CPU-Z window with a dropdown arrow in it. Click on it and you will get a list of tools to choose from. Try each and explore for yourself. These tools may help you reset the BIOS, which will clear the problems between the motherboard and the RAM, monitor clock speed, etc.