You will need
- program CPU-Z.
The first thing you need to know from which company you have a CPU at the moment. Today, their only two: AMD and Intel. It can be done. Just right click on "My computer". Then select "Properties". A window will appear in which you will be able to see this information. If you have AMD processor, then it means that you can pick up a new will from AMD. Similarly with Intel.
Now you need to know the socket of your motherboard. From a socket Board depends on what kind of processor it will do. This can be done in two ways. The first way is to look in the manual (the manual for your motherboard). There must be information about the socket.
If you do not have a manual transmission, you'll like the second method, namely the use of special software. Download online free program CPU-Z. Unzip the archive to any folder. Most versions of this program does not require installation. But not all. If you downloaded the version of the program which needs installation, you will need to install it to PC hard disk.
Run the program. In the first of her window, locate the line Package. The value of this string is the version of the socket of your processor. Now that you know on the Internet to see which processor will fit your motherboard, and choose the most appropriate model for you. And then purchase it in the store. Also, many online stores have online services through which you can pick up a CPU for your socket.
If you don't want to bother to search for a CPU, you can just record a version of the socket of the motherboard. Then go to any computer store, show it to the seller, and he in turn will help you to choose the processor that will be compatible with your motherboard.
Advice 2 : How to learn writing or not
Not all users who buy a computer have at least a basic understanding of it. For many, the most terms and concepts are unfamiliar. For example, buying a computer, these people begin to wonder whether writing them or not. Inexperience they just don't know what the computer can't be writing or not writing, and the ability to record information from it depends on the characteristics of only one of computer peripheral.
You will need
- - the optical drive.
The ability to record information from the computer to the drives depends on the optical drive (drive) of the computer. It is the type of drive determines its functionality. To find out whether your writing drive, open "My computer". Look at the icon of your drive, written next to its type. If at the end of the drive type has the inscription RW, so it can be used to write information to discs. Also can be the situation when the name of the device written in Multi. This also means that the optical drive has the function of recording information on the disks.
Also more detailed information about the drive type and model, you can learn in this way. Click on the icon "My computer" right-click. In the context menu select "Properties". Then select "device Manager", and in it find the item DVD / CD-ROM. Click on the arrow next to it. Displays model name of your drive. The first word is the manufacturer of the drive, the following letters indicate the type. If written letters DRW, this means that the drive can record information such as DVDs and CDs.
In the case of specified letters of CRW, so the drive can read only CDs. Accordingly, to record information) or on CD-ROMs. If it says CD-ROM, it means that the drive can read CDs. But write the information. It is also possible the DVD-ROM. If this is the case, then your drive can read discs formats both CD and DVD. But write to them using this type of drive is also impossible. Can you find the reference CD/DVDW. These drives read CD media, and DVD. To record on both types of optical media.
If you were not a recorder, it's okay. It can be quickly replaced on the writing. Especially now the prices are low. And actuator replacement - a matter of minutes.
Advice 3 : How to determine the processor model
You may not know the detailed configuration of your computer, but there are a few components of the PC, which you must have. One such component is the CPU. The parameters to it are specified in the system requirements for any software. Also, when you select other components to your computer you need to match them with the capabilities of your CPU.
You will need
- - computer with Windows;
- - the program CPUID CPU-Z.
There are several ways to learn model processor. The simplest way is to look at the package to him. But if you bought already assembled computer, it may not be. In some cases, the model processor can be viewed in the warranty card, if it has a description of each separate component of your computer.
Also some brands of motherboard during system boot specifies the model of the processor. But since this screen will be displayed just seconds, you can not make it to see the desired information.
Other ways to find out information about the model of the CPU can be noted using standard operating system tools. Just right click the icon "My computer". A context menu will appear. In this menu select "Properties". Window will pop up that will basic information about your system. In this window you can view and information about the model of the processor.
You can still use this method. Click "Start". Select "All programs", then "Standard". In the default programs, click "Command prompt". At the prompt, type dxdiag and press Enter.
In the section "system Information" look for the component "Processor" and view information about its model. If necessary, you can save the data about your system in the text document. To this end, the bottom of the window click on the button "Save all information". In the window that appears, enter the document name and choose a location to save the file. Then click "Save".
You can also use the program CPUID CPU-Z. It is easy to find online. Utility weighs only a few megabytes. Besides, it's free. Install program. Start it. In the first window with detailed information about your processor. In the line Name you can find information about his model. Underneath this line you will find information about other parameters of the processor.