When buying a computer, we are interested not only in its design, but also in its performance.
For the power of laptops and PCs meet their specifications.
Often, a store consultant gives incorrect information about the values of these characteristics.
Therefore, in order to avoid an unwanted purchase, it is necessary to be able to determine the characteristics of the computer.
The main components of the computer, the characteristicsWhich you need to know, is the processor, operating system, RAM, video card, hard disk and summary performance. It is worth saying that it is best to buy a computer or laptop with a pre-installed system. Most often it's Microsoft Windows (on budget computers? Linux, on computers Apple? MacOS). So you protect yourself from illegal software and can learn the characteristics of the computer right in the store.
Since more than 90% of the market of computer electronicsToday are equipped with the operating system Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7, we'll look at their example, how to learn the characteristics of the computer. This example can be adapted to earlier releases of the OS? Windows XP, and systems that will be released in the near future, because all Windows distributions have a similar structure.
The heart of the computer? This is his processor. To find out everything about the processor, select "Start", type "Run?" In the search for programs and files, click the appeared icon and type in the line? Dxdiag? (Without quotes). The appeared window will cause a diagnostic tool for the computer, which is called DirectX.
On the main tab? System? You will see detailed information about the operating system, including its version, build and bit depth, information about the manufacturer and model of the computer (system or motherboard), and BIOS.
Next is information about the processor: manufacturer, model, number of cores and frequency per core.
The next line is very important to those who constantlyRuns demanding multitasking applications on the computer. String? Memory? Displays the amount of RAM. At the very bottom is a version of DirectX, which is used in computer games.
In the tab? Screen? Contains information about the video card. However, the physical memory of the video card is not displayed there. More information about the video card can be found in the following way: right-click on the desktop, select "Screen Resolution" from the list that appears, click on the "Additional Options" link. On the? Adapter? Tab. You will see the inscription? Is video memory used? - the number located opposite this line is the memory capacity of the video card in megabytes. There is also all the information about the manufacturer and model of the video card.
To find out the amount of hard disk, go to?My computer? And find the disk? (C :) ?. Right-click on it, select? Properties ?, and you will see the amount of HDD and type of file system in the window that appears.
And finally, to find out the summarySystem performance by going to the "My Computer" folder, click "System Properties"? On the special panel at the top of the screen. You will see the performance index. Click on it to find out more about how the main parts of your computer were evaluated.